Luke’s can do, entrepreneurial attitude to life and Tess’s love for interior decorating and socialising made them a formidable couple on The Block in 2019. Not only were they crowned series winners, they managed to sell their house for the highest sale price in Block history.
Both born and bred in Cairns, Luke left school at 15, embarked on a trade in cabinet making, completed his carpentry apprenticeship at the age of 22 and at the start of 2019 became a licensed builder. Down to earth, Tess, loves the outdoors, has a keen interest in fashion and styling and enjoys public speaking.
Never ones to let rejection inhibit their plans, Luke and Tess applied to be on the block three times before being accepted in 2019 as clear underdogs. Brave in every respect, they pushed the boundaries and applied their strong work ethic to out-do and outsmart the other Block competitors.
These same qualities are what put them in a position to buy their first home in their early twenties. Luke investing in his first home at only 16 years of age, is reflective of his strong discipline and determination in life.
Tess and Luke have been together for over ten years, they celebrated their wedding in 2019. Tess and Luke have many shared interests and passions. They are passionate about animal rights, don’t shy away from voicing their opinions and are strong believers in authenticity.
Off the back of their historic win, Luke and Tess are in the midst of designing and planning their future build for their new home while considering a number of freelance and renovation projects. They are keen to volunteer for causes close to their heart and continue to explore media opportunities in the years ahead.