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Phil and Amity win The Block All Stars

Phil and Amity crowned the first-ever Block All Stars.
Phil and Amity crowned the first-ever Block All Stars.

UNDERDOGS Phil Rankine and Amity Dry have come out on top, winning the The Block All Stars.

The Adelaide couple's renovated heritage house in Bondi sold for $1.67m, earning them $295,000 profit plus another $100,000 in prize money.

The parents went from being the least experienced team of the All Stars to being the favourites to win tonight's finale.

 

Ed Sheeran was the surprise guest at the auction.
Ed Sheeran was the surprise guest at the auction.


"I was feeling so much pressure," Dry said.

"Everybody thought we would win and I thought 'oh my God what if we don't?'.

"It was excitement and relief."

The 34-year-old credits their success to a practical, family-friendly design.

"After the cameras leave this is a house that someone is going to buy and live in potentially with their family, so as much as you want nice furnishings that look impressive you need clothes lines, storage, two bathrooms," she said.

"I was thinking like a mum. If I lived in this house what would I want?"

Despite not renovating after their first Block experience 10 years ago, the couple has now decided to buy and renovate their own house. But that will have to wait, as Dry starts rehearsals on Monday for next month's tour of her musical Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life.

In total, the four All Stars couples earned $815,000 in profits.

The other big winners of the night were Dan Reilly and Dani Wales who surpassed last year's winners Brad Cranfield and Lara Welham as the highest earning couple in the show's history with a combined profit of $668,000.

Topics:  editors picks, phil and amity, the block all stars


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