Menu
Entertainment

Brad and Lara win The Block

Brad Cranfield and Lara Welham have won The Block 2012.
Brad Cranfield and Lara Welham have won The Block 2012. Seanna Cronin

YOUNG NSW couple Brad Cranfield and Lara Welham have walked away from The Block with more than half a million dollars.

The sale of their property, the biggest of the four renovated Dorcas Street terrace houses in South Melbourne, for $1.62m earned them a record-breaking profit of $506,000.

"We can now pretty much go buy a block of land anywhere we want," said a stunned Cranfield.

"We could never imagine to have that much money. We could work the rest of our lives and never have that much money in the bank ."

Proving that nice guys can finish first, Brad and Lara were also voted as the best sports on The Block by the public.

It was a profitable night for all four teams, who earned a total of $1.7m in prize money.

Sophie Vine was speechless after she and her husband Dale pocketed a cool $355,000.

The result could not have been more different from the 2011 series of the reality renovation show, where only one of the four properties exceeded its reserve price at auction.

Host Scott Cam closed the grand final by announcing that the show had been renewed for another series but with a twist of all-star teams.

Topics:  the block



BREAKING: Former Warwick Shire Council director resigns

Suspended Ipswich City Council chief executive Jim Lindsay leaves the Brisbane Magistrates Court in Brisbane,  Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Lindsay is facing charges including official corruption following Crime and Corruption Commission investigations. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Former Ipswich City Council CEO Jim Lindsay has ties to Warwick

JUMP TO JOIN: Help needed to ensure future of festival

PTICHING IN: Last year's yarnbombing volunteers Jenny Eldridge and Kathryn Barnes.

QUIRKY festival needs love of community to continue.

OUR CITY OUR FUTURE: Pauline Pickering

PAST LIFE: Pauline Pickering is a former Australian showjumping champion.

Pauline Pickering could ride a horse before she could walk

Local Partners

Home and Away crew mourns Jess

THE Home and Away cast and crew planned to gather today to mark the show’s 30th birthday, but the milestone turned to sorrow for actress Jessica Falkholt.

Halle Berry risks wardrobe malfunction in daring dress

Halle Berry arrives at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

THE 51-year-old wore a dress with sheer cutouts at NAACP Awards.

Beach Boys' Wilson overturns 'million dollar' mistake

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys performs during the band's concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.”

Matt Damon: ‘I should close my mouth’

Matt Damon has apologised for weighing in to the #MeToo conversation.

Damon apologises for controversial #MeToo comments.

New details released about Han Solo movie

Harrison Ford as the original Han Solo.

The official plot synopsis for the upcoming film is here.

The Project’s ‘rude’ Nigella question

Nigella Lawson appeared on The Project last night.

VIEWERS rip into co-host Hamish Macdonald for “tasteless” question.

First look at Anna and Enrique’s twins

New parents Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova have shared the first photos of their adorable twins.

Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias share photos of newborns.