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The Block’s Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson reveal how they’ve spent their $301,000 prizemoney

EXCLUSIVE: The Block’s Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson reveal how they’ve spent their $301,000 prizemoney from the show and the exciting new project they’re working on now

The Block stars Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson made a cool $301,000 from the show last year after their stunning home went under the hammer. 

And the pair have revealed that instead of splurging on a holiday, they are putting their prizemoney towards renovating their home at Wangi Wangi in Lake Macquarie.

‘We’re just putting it all into the renovation we’re doing now, we’re hoping we have enough,’ country music star Kirsty told Daily Mail Australia. 

EXCLUSIVE: The Block’s Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson revealed to Daily Mail Australia this week how they’ve spent their $301,000 prizemoney from the show and the exciting new project they’re working on now

Jesse added: ‘We’re spreading it pretty thin.’

He said that costs of trades and trade supply shortages have seen the prices of renovating skyrocket. 

‘We’re rescheduling different things, builders putting together the kitchen, it’s a juggling act,’ Kirsty said. 

The couple said that after their time on the show, they’re better equipped at handling the challenges of renovating this time around. 

‘We can actually remember the fun times, but we always had our eye on the end game, it was the most amazing experience and hardest experience in our lives, so rewarding,’ she added. 

Another reno! The pair revealed that instead of splurging on a holiday, they are putting their prizemoney towards renovating their home at Wangi Wangi in Lake Macquarie. Pictured

Another reno! The pair revealed that instead of splurging on a holiday, they are putting their prizemoney towards renovating their home at Wangi Wangi in Lake Macquarie. Pictured

Sold: Their house on The Block sold for a cool $4,401,523.67 - leaving the childhood sweethearts with a profit of $301,523.67

Sold: Their house on The Block sold for a cool $4,401,523.67 – leaving the childhood sweethearts with a profit of $301,523.67

‘We aren’t pros (sic), but we’re going into our reno with a lot more experience we wouldn’t have had without The Block. This reno we’re doing is almost the same size as The Block… We went into The Block not really knowing what we were doing.’

They also said that despite some tough times on The Block, they would be open to doing it all again if the opportunity arises. 

Their house on The Block sold for a cool $4,401,523.67 – leaving the childhood sweethearts with a profit of $301,523.67.

The pair are backing the Optus Tradie Pit Stop, which aims to support local tradies in the job to remain connected to their communities and work contacts. Three events took place at Mitre 10 this month across NSW, QLD, and VIC. 

We’re very excited to be involved, we went down to the Mona Vale store and spoke to tradies who were stopping in and speaking about how they can free up their time a little bit,’ Kirsty explained. 

‘They’re trying to get some of that pressure off tradies so they can spend more time with family and friends and especially on weekends… we’ve been Optus customers for seven years now…  They’re a great support there for tradies, which is great,’ she finished. 

'It was the most amazing and hardest experience': The pair said after their time on the show they're better equipped at handling the challenges of renovating this time around

‘It was the most amazing and hardest experience’: The pair said after their time on the show they’re better equipped at handling the challenges of renovating this time around

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