It’s Just Bad Editing: The Block’s Steve Hit’s Back

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Fuming at The Block … Steve O’Donnell and Chantelle Ford are contestants in the new season of Faves v Faves. Source: News Limited

I’ve already had my say on The Block’s Chantelle and I’ve kept my mouth (mostly) shut when it comes to her partner in crime Steve, but lately, Steve has been grinding my gears when it comes to his lack of enthusiasm, inability to multi-task and general unpleasant persona, especially when it came to finishing off the group designed common area (do we need to revisit his tanty when asked to clean the mess on the second floor?)

Well, according to Steve himself, he is the complete opposite of what we are seeing on The Block and on Monday he took to Facebook to vent his frustrations at the Nine network over the shows poor editing which he feels is making him look lazy and stupid.

I want to keep a track of this as it looks like its getting out of hand and i cant remember every fabrication.” he wrote in a post on Monday followed by a list of points he notes down.

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I wonder if editing is to also blame for Chantelle’s poor taste in design ideas (though i’ll give her snaps for the bath nook in the bathroom idea) and Alisa and Lysandra coming off as less than personable?

News.com.au who first reported the story are awaiting comment from Channel 9.

Related:

An open letter to The Block’s Chantelle – TVNOW

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Days Of Our Lives Back on Aussie TV Screens

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Jennifer Horton (Melissa Brennan Reeves) NBC

12 months after it was unceremoniously dumped by channel 9, iconic daytime soap opera Days of our Lives is finally returning to Australian screens thanks to a deal between FOXTEL and SONY.

FOXTEL will launch the soap on it’s Arena channel on Tuesday April 15th starting at 12:50pm with episodes fast tracked to our screens only hours after it’s airing in America.

Even better news for fans, Arena plan to air 10 catch-up episodes prior to the April 15th start, each introduced by cast members, to close the gap in story-lines between the soaps last airing in Australia to the current episodes to be screened.

Foxtel’s general manager of entertainment channels, Brendan Moo, described the show as a ‘‘truly iconic television series”.

‘‘[Days of our Lives] has amassed many generations of fans and we are delighted to be able to bring the series back to Australian television.  We’ve also made the decision to express episodes … which means Foxtel customers will be able to watch the show just hours after it airs in the US and take part in the global fan conversation online and via social networks to enhance their viewing experience.’’

Foxtel will also air a weekly ‘‘omnibus’’ of episodes on Sunday mornings on Arena and make the series available to Foxtel subscribers online through its On Demand service, on set-top boxes or the Foxtel Go iPad app.

Days’ Arena screening will be paired with another daytime soap which FOXTEL rescued from axing – The Young and the Restless, which began screening on Arena in 2007 after it’s axing from free-to-air television.

Nine axed Days of Our Lives last April after 45 years on Australian television before finally returning online via Crackle.com.

Days Of Our Lives Returns to Australian TV’s – SMH

FOXTEL to fast track Days of our Lives – TV Tonight

From the Farm to the Plate: An MKR Recap

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NSW’s Cathy and Anna proved worthy contestants

To put it out there, the only way David and Corinne could manage to scrape through into the next round would be for Cathy and Anna to either burn down the kitchen or offer a plate of salmonella.

They came close with the salmonella.

But, knowing these two as much as we have been able to, Cathy and Anna will not settle for anything less than perfection.  There’s the house set upon acres of green land and fabulous gardens in country NSW, there’s posh country style home decorating, there’s the first class menu perfect for the Country Manor (also the name of their instant restaurant) – it’s all very Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up Appearences

Best Dish of the Night: When Kate Miller-Heidke look-a-like Carly spoke about agreeing with Kelly’s comments on the entree and calling her Chloe.  To be fair, both Kelly and Chloe are so interchangeable that it does become difficult to actually tell one from the other.  The resulting (and totally acceptable mishap) resulted in the following face…

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The Food Overall:  While not for me, Cathy and Anna proved themselves worthy of nabbing the top spot on the ladder.  The presentation was flawless, all meals came out on time and David was left to comment on how Cathy and Anna didn’t actually cook anything.  Entree of Seared scotch fillet with eggplant caviar was cooked so rare it looked like a cow on a plate to me.  It was rare and slightly lacking in seasoning.  Main consisted of even rarer lamb (possibly seething in Salmonella) loin with potato galette and desert (the one meal I would have devoured) featured home made apple pies.

This is how I saw the entree
This is how I saw the entree

 

The Final Result: Australia cheers with glee as David and Corinne go sailing off into the distance playing Enya’s Onrioco Flow “Sail away, sail away, sail away!”  To be fair, these two are the only couple who have managed to steal the bitch-light off Chloe and Kelly who managed to make round one all about themelves.

Up Next: All couples are reunited and are presented with a big red MKR truck!  But what’s in the truck?  According to my boyfriend, the truck is filled with monkeys all trained as Michelin Star chefs – it’s a cooking battle for control of the earth!