Leah and Ash are both outspoken, confident and outgoing, meaning they’re absolutely perfect for reality TV.
They’re married and have three kids – Austin (8), Marnie (4), and Hugh (2) – and are excited to test out their renovation chops on The Block.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what we are capable of,” Leah said. “We’ve done the process of building renovations many, many times, but this is on a whole new level.”
As one of the more seasoned couples on The Block, Leah and Ash have an extensive history of renovating.
Recently, they bought a rundown Queenslander which they’re currently residing in and renovating. Before starting his own building company with Leah, Ash had a sales background.
“We just launched a new business, have three children, and are halfway through this colossal renovation. So why not do The Block?” Ash explained.
When she’s not busy renovating their place, Leah, 31, works as a first aid trainer. Her style on The Block will be bold and distinctive, sure to turn heads. She aims to create a house with a modern art/deco vibe.
Ash, 38, is a builder, which will give him an upper hand on the show – and probably save the couple a lot of money. Prior to pursuing his dream of starting his own building company, Ash had a sales career and he considers himself very likeable.
“I’m a real bloke’s bloke,” he said. “I feel like I get along with everyone.”
The couple first connected on Tinder back in 2015 when they were both fresh out of relationships.
“I came out of my marriage and Ash came out of his engagement, and we instantly connected,” Leah said.
While Ash takes charge of the building and demolition on-site, Leah will handle the styling, shopping, and budgeting.
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Watch The Block 2023 at 7:30pm Sunday-Wednesday on Channel 9 and 9Now.