Shock on The Block: Omar and Oz are crowned winners of the show and take home $1.6M in prize money


Omar Slaimankhel & Ozman ‘Oz’ Abu Malik were crowned the winners of The Block: Tree Change on Sunday night.

The Sydney-based best friends made the largest sum over reserve of all five Block houses, selling their property for $5,666,666 and taking home a record breaking $1.6million in profit. 

But fellow co-stars weren’t impressed with Omar and Oz’s win after their millionaire friends got into a bidding war with IT entrepreneur Danny Wallis.

Omar Slaimankhel & Ozman ‘Oz’ Abu Malik were crowned the winners of The Block: Tree Change on Sunday night. The Sydney-based mates sold their property for $5,666,666, taking home a record breaking $1.6million in profit. Both pictured 

Wallis, who has purchased eight Block properties over the years and spent a total of almost $30 million, didn’t want to let their home go, increasing his bid until he won.

‘It put a massive smile on our faces,’ Oz, 30, told Daily Mail Australia after their win. 

However, Omar and Oz’s co-star Jenny Heath claimed the pair wouldn’t have won if their friend didn’t bid on the day. 

‘They’ve been hanging out with that guy the past couple of weeks. We know the game they were playing,’ she said.

Omar and Oz's stunning house is pictured

Omar and Oz’s stunning house is pictured 

'It put a massive smile on our faces,' Oz, 30, told Daily Mail Australia after their win

‘It put a massive smile on our faces,’ Oz, 30, told Daily Mail Australia after their win 

A Caesar stone waterfall benchtop and splash back, wine fridge, and serving bar are all spectacular features in Omar and Oz's kitchen (pictured)

A Caesar stone waterfall benchtop and splash back, wine fridge, and serving bar are all spectacular features in Omar and Oz’s kitchen (pictured)

Omar and Oz created a five bedroom, three-bedroom property with one of the biggest draw cards being its resort-style amenities include a solar heated pool.

The property also featured and a full-sized multifunctional court for tennis, basketball, or soccer.

A Caesar stone waterfall benchtop and splash back, wine fridge, and serving bar are all spectacular features in the kitchen.

Winners are grinners! Omar and Oz could barely contains their smiles as they posed with host Scott Cam

Winners are grinners! Omar and Oz could barely contains their smiles as they posed with host Scott Cam

'We're absolutely stoked that we took out the win this year – we had a plan and stuck to it,' said Oz. 'It is a competition, but seeing each team come in after us and not getting the results that they wanted really hurt'

‘We’re absolutely stoked that we took out the win this year – we had a plan and stuck to it,’ said Oz. ‘It is a competition, but seeing each team come in after us and not getting the results that they wanted really hurt’

Their dining and living space also showcases towering ceilings with exposed timber beams and concrete flooring.  

‘We’re absolutely stoked that we took out the win this year – we had a plan and stuck to it,’ said Oz. 

‘It is a competition, but seeing each team come in after us and not getting the results that they wanted really hurt.’ 

Coming in second at auction were Rachel & Ryan Carr, who negotiated to sell their home for $4,250,000 - making a profit of $169,000. Both pictured

Coming in second at auction were Rachel & Ryan Carr, who negotiated to sell their home for $4,250,000 – making a profit of $169,000. Both pictured 

The couple told Daily Mail Australia they will be putting the profits away for a rainy day. 'We're not spending the money. This is going straight back into our savings,' said Rachel

The couple told Daily Mail Australia they will be putting the profits away for a rainy day. ‘We’re not spending the money. This is going straight back into our savings,’ said Rachel

‘It took a while to sink in, but it felt amazing to get a win after the hard work we put in. But it’s very hard seeing others obviously not doing so well,’ added Omar.

Coming in second at auction were Rachel and Ryan Carr, who negotiated to sell their home for $4,250,000 – making a profit of $169,000. 

The couple told Daily Mail Australia they will be putting the profits away for a rainy day. 

Rachel and Ryan Carr were left less than impressed by their profit. 'This is recouping what it cost for us to be here,' said Ryan

Rachel and Ryan Carr were left less than impressed by their profit. ‘This is recouping what it cost for us to be here,’ said Ryan

Rachel and Ryan's master bedroom has country charm with a Rinnai gas fireplace

Rachel and Ryan’s master bedroom has country charm with a Rinnai gas fireplace

The couple's roomy kitchen is pictured

The couple’s roomy kitchen is pictured 

‘This is recouping what it cost for us to be here,’ Ryan, 36, said.

‘We’re not spending the money. This is going straight back into our savings,’ added Rachel.

Fan favourites Tom and Sarah-Jane came in third but didn’t bring in big bucks. 

They chose to go second in the auction order, but their home only sold for $4,100,000.99, which was just $20,000.99 above their $4.08 million reserve price. 

Fan favourites Tom and Sarah-Jane came in third but didn't bring in big bucks. Both pictured

Fan favourites Tom and Sarah-Jane came in third but didn’t bring in big bucks. Both pictured 

They chose to go second in the auction order, but their home only sold for $4,100,000.99, which was just $20,000.99 above their $4.08 million reserve price

They chose to go second in the auction order, but their home only sold for $4,100,000.99, which was just $20,000.99 above their $4.08 million reserve price

Tom and Sarah-Jane's kitchen is pictured, with its muted tones

Tom and Sarah-Jane’s kitchen is pictured, with its muted tones 

The bedroom at Tom and Sarah-Jane's home is pictured

The bedroom at Tom and Sarah-Jane’s home is pictured 

There was also heartache, with two couples, Ankur and Sharon, and Dylan and Jenny, failing to sell their homes at auction.

Both properties were passed in when they failed to attract a bidder over their $4.08 million reserve price, both attracting a highest bid of $4,075,000.

Both couples continued to negotiate with their highest bidders after filming, but as of 9pm Sunday, November 6, Ankur and Sharon, and Dylan and Jenny, are still open to offers to buy their homes. 

There was also heartache, with two couples, Ankur and Sharon (pictured), and Dylan and Jenny, failing to sell their homes at auction

There was also heartache, with two couples, Ankur and Sharon (pictured), and Dylan and Jenny, failing to sell their homes at auction

Both properties were passed in when they failed to attract a bidder over their $4.08 million reserve price, both attracting a highest bid of $4,075,000

Both properties were passed in when they failed to attract a bidder over their $4.08 million reserve price, both attracting a highest bid of $4,075,000

Ankur and Sharon's sleek modern kitchen is pictured

Ankur and Sharon’s sleek modern kitchen is pictured 

Pictured is Ankur and Sharon's luxurious bedroom at their home

Pictured is Ankur and Sharon’s luxurious bedroom at their home 

It’s the first time that a Block property has failed to sell at auction since Season Four in 2011, when the houses created by Josh and Jenna, and Rod and Tania, in Cameron Street, Richmond (Vic) were passed in. 

Host Scott Cam said: ‘It was a bittersweet day. We had one incredible high and some crushing lows for our Blockheads, who all worked the hardest I’ve ever seen to deliver these houses. 

‘As we’ve seen many times before, we’ll continue to negotiate with interested buyers to sell these homes, which are still on the market. I’m gunning for a positive result.’ 

Both couples continued to negotiate with their highest bidders after filming, but as of 9pm Sunday, November 6, Ankur and Sharon, and Dylan and Jenny (pictured), are still open to offers to buy their homes

Both couples continued to negotiate with their highest bidders after filming, but as of 9pm Sunday, November 6, Ankur and Sharon, and Dylan and Jenny (pictured), are still open to offers to buy their homes

It's the first time that a Block property has failed to sell at auction since Season Four in 2011, when the houses created by Josh and Jenna, and Rod and Tania, in Cameron Street, Richmond (Vic) were passed in

It’s the first time that a Block property has failed to sell at auction since Season Four in 2011, when the houses created by Josh and Jenna, and Rod and Tania, in Cameron Street, Richmond (Vic) were passed in

Pictured is the kitchen in Dylan and Jenny's home

Pictured is the kitchen in Dylan and Jenny’s home

The cosy bedroom at Dylan and Jenny's home is pictured

The cosy bedroom at Dylan and Jenny’s home is pictured 

Speaking about the shock results, The Block co-creator and Executive Producer, Julian Cress, said: ‘We’re in a very volatile real estate market and we’ve seen large and unexpected interest rate increases, including one just this week. 

‘While we had many registered bidders, clearly something has spooked the market. 

‘But we believe the properties are of incredible value and we think they will find new owners very soon, to deliver a well-deserved reward for our contestants’ hard work.’ 

Host Scott Cam said: 'It was a bittersweet day. We had one incredible high and some crushing lows for our Blockheads, who all worked the hardest I've ever seen to deliver these houses'

Host Scott Cam said: ‘It was a bittersweet day. We had one incredible high and some crushing lows for our Blockheads, who all worked the hardest I’ve ever seen to deliver these houses’

The Block 2022 listings

HOUSE 1 – Tom and Sarah-Jane 

Stunning architectural design meets luxurious country living. 

Address: 191 McGeorge Road, Gisborne VIC 3437

Listing: 5 Bed, 3 Bath.

Price guide: $4-$4.4 million

SOLD FOR:  $4,100,000.99

HOUSE 2 – Rachel and Ryan

Luxury lodge country living is at the heart of this magnificent state-of-the-art, vineyard estate.

Address: 197 McGeorge Road, Gisborne VIC 3437

Listing: 5 Bed, 3 Bath

Price guide: $4-$4.4 million

SOLD FOR: $4,250,000

HOUSE 3 – Sharon and Ankur

‘Gunyah’ – Luxurious country living with spectacular mountain views.

Address: 223 McGeorge Road, Gisborne VIC 3437

Listing: 5 Bed, 3 Bath

Price guide: $4-$4.4 million

 SOLD FOR: $4,750,000

HOUSE 4 – Dylan and Jenny

Acreage, views and luxury country living.

Address: 225 McGeorge Road, Gisborne VIC 3437

Listing: 5 Bed, 3 Bath Price guide: $4-$4.4 million

SOLD FOR: $4,075,000

HOUSE 5 – Omar and Oz

Sustainable luxurious lifestyle.

Address: 241 McGeorge Road, Gisborne VIC 3437

Listing: 5 Bed, 3 Bath

Price guide: $4-$4.4 million 

SOLD FOR: $5,666,666

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