The twins cop’s brutal reaction to an “excruciating” bathroom


The block Luke and Josh Packham received blunt comments from the judges about their bathroom renovations, forcing them to come in last for the week.

The judges called out the boys for their “excruciating” style and outdated design, with the twins scoring just 20.5 points for their $ 25,356 bathroom.

Luke and Josh of The Block faced harsh comments from the judges about their “excruciating” bathroom style and outdated design. Photo: New

The brothers admitted to being “hurt and frustrated” by the comments, fending off criticism.

The twins opted to have their bathroom half-tiled on two sides and had a Venetian plaster wall and ceiling without any of the judges being impressed.

Darren Palmer described the piece as having a “masculine and moody” style, but added that the Venetian plastering was a “waste of money” and a “strange choice”.


“It feels incredibly dated to me,” said Neale Whitaker. “I never want to see that gray, gray, gray palette in a bathroom again.”

“Take it on the chin, your style is excruciating,” Shaynna Blaze added, pointing out that the boys had left a block of cheese, chocolates and a book upside down on the wooden bath cart.

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Judges Block had plenty of comments for the twins, with none of them liking the bathroom. Photo: New

“We disagree, we think it’s ultra-modern and everyone who’s seen the bathroom, all of our shopkeepers liked it,” Josh said of the comments.

“They are wrong,” Luke joked, saying it was their turn to deal with bad comments.

The judges later appeared from inside Scotty’s Beach Bar to chat with the contestants, Georgia telling the boys it was going to be “awkward” for them now.

“I would say it to the face, I don’t care,” Luke said.

The contestants were then offered a question-and-answer session with the judges, with Luke saying he was confused about the comments as everyone who saw him seemed to like him.

Darren explained that it was a very expensive finish and not where they should be putting their money, saying they would have been better off tiling all the walls.

Josh and Luke's bathroom

The judges agreed that the Venetian plaster was a waste of money, but the boys loved their signature wall. Photo: New

Darren, Neale and Shaynna appeared on set

The twins were shocked to see the judges show up. Photo: New

“They say judging isn’t personal, but when you live here 24/7 it feels personal and it hurts,” Josh told cameras, Luke adding, “It’s not nice to get out of it. “

“We’re upset and frustrated and hurt by the comments, but we’re going to keep going, we’re going to make some adjustments, but it’s going to have the same theme all over the house and that’s it.”

Many viewers agreed with the judges with one user tweeting, “Yeah… I have to agree with the judges. The twins’ style is hideous.”

“The brothers had an ugly bathroom,” wrote another user. “I’m sure it was pricey, but it looks like every bathroom in these two-story carbon copy new builds going up all over the western suburbs.”

“Of course the twins don’t agree. They’re their biggest fans,” wrote a third.

“The twins have to learn to take criticism,” someone else added. “They have to learn that they are not allowed to give praise all the time.”

“Sorry twins, your bathroom is awful,” said another.

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