Love Island’s Luke and Josh Packham turn red after brutal bathroom comments
After a successful but outrageous first week on The Block, a scathing master bathroom review saw former Love Island stars Luke and Josh Packham overthrow the rankings in week two.
Faced with blunt comments about their “excruciating” style, “bizarre” ceiling decision, and outdated design, the twins’ bathroom at $ 25,356 received a dismal 20.5 points.
The brothers said they were “hurt and frustrated” by the harsh criticism, but, true to the spirits of the fiery couple, were quick to push back with a rebuttal.
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The huge bathroom was half-tiled on two sides, with a Venetian plaster wall and ceiling, a gray color scheme, and quirky styling with an upside-down book and cheese board displayed above it. the bathtub.
Upon entering the space, Darren noted the “masculine and moody” style, but criticized the plaster, calling it “a waste of money.”
“It’s a bit of a weird choice,” he said.
“It feels incredibly dated to me,” Neale added.
“I never want to see that gray, gray and gray palette again in a bathroom,” Neale said, explaining that he had seen it all before “a long time ago.”
“Take it on the chin, your style is excruciating,” Shaynna called out, pointing to the block of cheese on the wooden bath cart.
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“We don’t agree, we think it’s ultra modern and everyone who saw the bathroom, all of our traders liked it,” Josh said at the judgment.
“They are wrong,” added Luke, the two joking that it was simply “their turn” to deal with the vicious comments after Mitch and Mark’s tough start to competition last week.
After fuming and outright disagreement with the sled raft, the twins got red faces when Neale, Shaynna, and Darren walked out from behind Scotty’s Beach Bar for a surprise Q&A with the contestants.
Coming face to face, Luke asked the trio to expand on their critiques.
“It’s a really expensive finish, that’s not where you want to put your money,” Darren said of the Venetian plastering.
“You better have all the walls tiled,” he said.
Neale added that he felt “disappointed” with their room, explaining that it was “way too gray”.
“They say judging isn’t personal, but when you live here 24/7 it feels personal and it hurts,” Josh conceded.
“It’s not nice to get out of this,” Luke said.
“We’re upset, frustrated, and hurt by the comments, but we’re going to continue, we’re going to make some adjustments, but there will be the same theme all over the house and that’s it.”
The reality twins have already caused a stir this season, having angered viewers and other contestants for disappearing off site for a night at the pub, returning around 10 a.m. the next day just to score the second best venue of the week.
Many fans were furious that the two were not penalized for the decision – given that they were breaking one of the “Block the Bible” rules that contestants must sleep in place.
The two also clashed with The blockthe award-winning architect from week one, refusing to heed his advice on swapping out their garage slab to add two more bedrooms.
Meanwhile, after finishing last in Week 1, Mark and Mitch won Master Bath Week with 28 points. Ronnie and Georgia followed at 26.5, Tanya and Vito at 24.5 and Kirsty and Jessie at 24.
The teams will then tackle their master bedrooms.
The Block continues from 7:30 p.m. Monday on Channel 9