Impact of Block auction loss on Ronnie and Georgia revealed
A castmate from The Block’s Ronnie Caceres’ time on Celebrity Apprentice has shared a new insight into how he and his wife Georgia handled coming last on the DIY show.
The Perth couple had been among the contestants tipped to win the 2021 season, but placed fifth and earned total winnings of $296,000 - a far cry from the $744,000 winning duo Mitch and Mark scored.
Now, Ronnie’s Celebrity Apprentice castmate Darren McMullen has revealed that the palpable disappointment the couple displayed on The Block extended to the second show, which was filmed at the same time as The Block’s houses went to auction.
The former Voice host told KIIS 101.1’s Breakfast Show with Jase & Lauren that after Ronnie left filming to attend the auction, he came back a different person.
“Something changed dramatically after The Block; I think everybody would say that,” he told the show on Wednesday morning. “We were initially segregated into guys’ and girls’ teams - and the boys were really tight; we were winning all the challenges, everything was great. Then Ronnie went down to do The Block auctions in Melbourne and it didn’t go very well; I think they came last.
“He came back a different guy.”
Despite winning the most room reveal challenges, the couple made the least amount on auction day and even trailed behind the two teams implicated in the season-long “cheating scandal”.
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