Cricket star turned broadcaster Mark Richardson is set to host the first local version of international hit renovation-reality show The Block, coming soon to TV3 screens.
The Block NZ sees four Kiwi couples competing to renovate four dilapidated houses in one of Auckland’s most desirable suburbs and sell them at auction for the highest price.
All four couples will receive profits from the sale of their house at the LIVE TV auction, and the winners will take home an additional cash prize of $80,000.
Richardson said he was feeling very excited about the new role: “It’s a great opportunity for me to do something outside of sport. It will be incredibly interesting to work on a big budget primetime show, with some of the best in the business.”
The former Black Cap admitted he gets most nervous about handling the real-life drama.
“Dealing with contestants who have ‘lost it’ could be a challenge – I am a bit conflict averse,” he said.
The Block is one of the biggest reality formats in the world, with a compelling blend of real estate dreams and high-stakes drama that has made it a global phenomenon.