Mitch Edwards and Mark McKie crowned the WINNERS of The Block FANS v FAVES 2021


Mitch Edwards and Mark McKie were crowned the winners of The Block Fans v Faves for 2021 on Sunday night.  

The Sydney couple made the largest sum over reserve of all five Block houses at Bronte Court at auction, selling their home for $4,044,444 with a profit of $644,444.

Mitch, 59, and Mark, 60, also took home an additional $100,000, taking their total prize money to $744,444, with the stylish pair understandably in complete shock. 

Congratulations! Mitch Edwards (left) and Mark McKie (right) were crowned the WINNERS of The Block Fans v Faves for 2021 on Sunday night - taking home $744,444 in prize money

Congratulations! Mitch Edwards (left) and Mark McKie (right) were crowned the WINNERS of The Block Fans v Faves for 2021 on Sunday night – taking home $744,444 in prize money

The flamboyant pair who starred in season 15 and returned for Fans v Faves, revealed how the prize money and crowning title will change their lives.

‘We never had expectations or even hopes for that amount. This changes our lives as we’ve got a mortgage that we can’t jump over, but with this prize we can take a great leap at it now,’ Mitch said.     

Mark added: ‘I think we’re in shock as we stuck to our guns about what we thought a family home was about and it was a big risk.’   

Nice figures: The Sydney couple made the largest sum over reserve of all five Block houses at Bronte Court at auction, selling their home for $4,044,444 with a profit of $644,444

Nice figures: The Sydney couple made the largest sum over reserve of all five Block houses at Bronte Court at auction, selling their home for $4,044,444 with a profit of $644,444

Cashing in! Mitch, 59, and Mark, 60, also took home an additional $100,000, taking their total prize money to $744,444, with the stylish pair understandably in complete shock

Cashing in! Mitch, 59, and Mark, 60, also took home an additional $100,000, taking their total prize money to $744,444, with the stylish pair understandably in complete shock

The couple well and truly succeeded compared to season 15 in 2019 when they placed fifth with a total profit of $384,000 after selling their property for $3,374,000 over their reserve of $2,990,000.  

Coming in second at auction was Josh and Luke Packham, selling their property for $3,930,000 with a $530,000.00 profit.

The former Love Island Australia stars created a modern a four-bedroom, three-bathroom property with one of the biggest draw cards being the master bedroom and outdoor bathtub. 

Coming in second: Twins Josh and Luke Packham, 27, had a new reserve of $3.4million on auction day, down from $3.5million, and sold their property for $3,930,000 with a $530,000.00 profit

Coming in second: Twins Josh and Luke Packham, 27, had a new reserve of $3.4million on auction day, down from $3.5million, and sold their property for $3,930,000 with a $530,000.00 profit 

Wow: Josh and Luke, who starred on season two of Love Island Australia, renovated a stunning a four-bedroom, three-bathroom property that was a hit with buyers

Wow: Josh and Luke, who starred on season two of Love Island Australia, renovated a stunning a four-bedroom, three-bathroom property that was a hit with buyers 

Nice work: Tanya and Vito Guccione, sold their property for $3,800,000.01 with a $400,000.01 profit at auction

Nice work: Tanya and Vito Guccione, sold their property for $3,800,000.01 with a $400,000.01 profit at auction

Mid-century modern! They created a chic and stylish home that gives a nod to the past with retro details, including a sunken lounge upon entry

Mid-century modern! They created a chic and stylish home that gives a nod to the past with retro details, including a sunken lounge upon entry 

Tanya and Vito Guccione placed third with a profit of $400,000.01 after selling their home for $3,800,000.01.

Despite a season that saw Tanya implicated in the cheating scandal, the couple pulled off a chic and stylish home that gives a nod to the past with retro details.  

Josh and Luke implicated Tanya on Sunday’s episode, saying that she was the one who took the photo showing the production schedule, and sent it to them. 

Tanya broke down and finally took responsibility for the photo.   

Confession: Tanya broke down and finally took responsibility for the cheating scandal on Sunday: 'What I want to say is that I am obviously take full responsibility for this situation and I am sorry, I am truly sorry. Yes, I did. I took the photograph,' she said, breaking down

Confession: Tanya broke down and finally took responsibility for the cheating scandal on Sunday: ‘What I want to say is that I am obviously take full responsibility for this situation and I am sorry, I am truly sorry. Yes, I did. I took the photograph,’ she said, breaking down

She added: 'I am not a stupid woman but I did a stupid thing. We take responsibility for what happened and where it ended up after that was obviously out of my power, but I started it'

She added: ‘I am not a stupid woman but I did a stupid thing. We take responsibility for what happened and where it ended up after that was obviously out of my power, but I started it’

‘What I want to say is that I am obviously take full responsibility for this situation and I am sorry, I am truly sorry. Yes, I did. I took the photograph,’ she said, while tearful.

She added: ‘I am not a stupid woman but I did a stupid thing. We take responsibility for what happened and where it ended up after that was obviously out of my power, but I started it.’ 

Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson finished fourth, selling their property for $4,401,523.67 with a $301,523.67 profit.

Coming in fourth: Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson, sold their property for $4,401,523.67 with a $301,523.67 profit

Coming in fourth: Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson, sold their property for $4,401,523.67 with a $301,523.67 profit

Stunning: Their stunning kitchen, which won plenty of praise with the judges, opens out to the dining and living room while glass doors lead to the alfresco area, garden and swimming pool

Stunning: Their stunning kitchen, which won plenty of praise with the judges, opens out to the dining and living room while glass doors lead to the alfresco area, garden and swimming pool

Fifth: Returning faves Ronnie and Georgia Caceres, who starred in season 13, placed fifth, selling their property for $3,696,000.00 with a $296,000.00 profit

Fifth: Returning faves Ronnie and Georgia Caceres, who starred in season 13, placed fifth, selling their property for $3,696,000.00 with a $296,000.00 profit

Modern and elegant: The couple, who starred in season 13, created a family home that combines a homely feel with sophisticated style

Modern and elegant: The couple, who starred in season 13, created a family home that combines a homely feel with sophisticated style

The pair were able to pull off creating a Hamptons-inspired family home with four bedrooms and four bathrooms spread across the first and second floor. 

Placing last was Ronnie and Georgia Caceres, selling their property for $3,696,000.00 with a $296,000.00 profit.

Mitch and Mark’s stunning four-bedroom, three-bathroom family home is an entertainer’s dream with a combined living, dining and kitchen area.

In complete shock: Mitch and Mark, who starred in season 15 and returned for Fans v Faves, revealed how the prize money and crowning title will change their lives. Pictured with Shelley Craft

In complete shock: Mitch and Mark, who starred in season 15 and returned for Fans v Faves, revealed how the prize money and crowning title will change their lives. Pictured with Shelley Craft 

Life-changing: 'We never had expectations or even hopes for that amount. This changes our lives as we've got a mortgage that we can't jump over, but with this prize we can take a great leap at it now,' Mitch said

Life-changing: ‘We never had expectations or even hopes for that amount. This changes our lives as we’ve got a mortgage that we can’t jump over, but with this prize we can take a great leap at it now,’ Mitch said

Interiors take on a contemporary feel with neutral tones and subtle pops of colour, while skylights illuminate the space with natural light.

Other features include a basement floor with a media room and retreat area, as well as a steam room for an extra touch of luxury. 

Mitch and Mark have certainly been vocal throughout the season, revealing what they really think of the judges’ criticisms.

Instinct: Mark added: 'I think we're in shock as we stuck to our guns about what we thought a family home was about and it was a big risk.' Pictured with host Scott Cam

Instinct: Mark added: ‘I think we’re in shock as we stuck to our guns about what we thought a family home was about and it was a big risk.’ Pictured with host Scott Cam 

Bright and airy: The pair created a beautiful family home. The property opens to a combined living and dining area with an incredible display of skylights

Bright and airy: The pair created a beautiful family home. The property opens to a combined living and dining area with an incredible display of skylights

Modern feel: The kitchen takes on a contemporary feel with neutral tones and a stunning marble bench with gold accents

Modern feel: The kitchen takes on a contemporary feel with neutral tones and a stunning marble bench with gold accents 

Homely: The property features four beautiful bedrooms and three bathrooms

Homely: The property features four beautiful bedrooms and three bathrooms

On an episode in September, Mitch stormed off the set and told Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Neale Whitaker to ‘go f**k yourselves’ in an explosive piece to camera after they found fault in their kitchen not having a designated pantry.

Speaking to Woman’s Day magazine that month, the stylish granddads accused the expert panel of being ‘disrespectful’ by providing ‘silly, unfounded’ feedback about their rooms, calling for the judges to be replaced. 

‘For Shaynna to make comments like ‘I hate it’ and then for Neale to say ‘it’s better for our room to burn down’… They know that people have worked really, really hard,’ Mitch lamented. 

Luxury: A stairwell leads to the basement floor for the retreat/media room and the adjacent steam room (pictured), for a touch of luxury

Luxury: A stairwell leads to the basement floor for the retreat/media room and the adjacent steam room (pictured), for a touch of luxury

Underdog: Mitch and Mark were labelled by buyers agent Nicole as 'the dark horse' of the competition. She said: 'They have created a real four-bedroom with real connection. And gosh, it comes with a Chanel handbag'

Underdog: Mitch and Mark were labelled by buyers agent Nicole as ‘the dark horse’ of the competition. She said: ‘They have created a real four-bedroom with real connection. And gosh, it comes with a Chanel handbag’ 

Mark agreed, arguing that Shaynna, Neale and Darren are ‘out of touch’ when it comes to the property market and aren’t fit to dole out advice.  

‘The judges aren’t real estate agents – they don’t sell in the market,’ Mark said, adding: It would be good timing for the longevity of The Block to bring in people who have new ideas. Fresh blood would be great.’ 

‘And some talent,’ Mitch jeered, before suggesting he and Mitch should take over as judges.   

Since premiering on Channel 9 in 2003, The Block, Australia’s richest reality program, has now awarded a total of $28,771,471 in prize money across 17 seasons. 

Vocal: Mitch and Mark have certainly been vocal throughout the season, revealing what they really think of the judges' criticisms. Pictured from L to R: Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Neale Whitaker

Vocal: Mitch and Mark have certainly been vocal throughout the season, revealing what they really think of the judges’ criticisms. Pictured from L to R: Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Neale Whitaker 

Not impressed at all: Mitch and Mark slammed them over their harsh criticism in an interview with Woman's Day magazine in September, and called for them to be replaced

Not impressed at all: Mitch and Mark slammed them over their harsh criticism in an interview with Woman’s Day magazine in September, and called for them to be replaced 

THE BLOCK FANS v FAVES 2021 – AUCTION RESULTS 

Auction order:

House 1 – Ronnie and Georgia 

* Old reserve: $3.5 mil

* New reserve: $3.4 mil

* Sold for $3,696,000.00 with a $296,000.00 profit

House 2 – Mitch and Mark

* Old reserve: $3.5 mil

* New reserve: $3.4 mil

* Sold for $4,044,444.44 with a $644,444.44 profit + $100,000 prize money

House 3 – Tanya and Vito

* Old reserve: $3.5 mil 

* New reserve: $3.4 mil 

* Sold for $3,800,000.01 with a $400,000.01 profit

House 4 – Josh and Luke

* Old reserve: $3.5 mil

* New reserve: $3.4 mil

* Sold for $3,930,000.00 with a $530,000.00 profit

House 5 – Kirsty and Jesse

* Old reserve: $4.2 mil

* New reserve: $4.1 mil

* Sold for $4,401,523.67 with a $301,523.67 profit 

 

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