The Block 2022 winner Osman “Oz” Said has welcomed his fourth child with his wife, Jasmin, a baby boy called Ali.
Friends Oz and Omar Slaimankhel made Block history last year when their house sold for $5,666,666.66 – a whopping $1,586,666.66 over the reserve of $4.08 million. It was the most prize money awarded in the show’s 19-year history.
Speaking to Woman’s Day, the 32-year-old said he and his wife are over the moon about their new bundle of joy, their fourth boy.
"We couldn't be happier," Oz said. "He's so special to me, as are all my children, but Ali is so special because he symbolises my time on The Block, in a way."
"Not only did we come off with a win, but I [have] a beautiful child, too – and really that's what life is all about, family."
When quizzed by the publication about the timing of the couple’s fifth baby, Oz joked that he “really is a Block baby” as “it could have been when Jasmin visited, or just after filming wrapped”.
Oz also dropped into conversation during the interview that he and Omar will be making an appearance on the 2023 series of The Block.
The duo came up against backlash last year when they were accused of planting a "dummy bidder" at their auction to drive up the cost of the house.
However, they vehemently denied the accusation on A Current Affair, saying: "I feel like it happens in this country a lot. You do so well and the next day you're trying to justify why you won.
"It's unfortunate because we do deserve it and we did so well."
The Block 2023
This year's series of The Block is gearing up to be just as controversial as last year's, with the producers ruffling some feathers in the local area, with parking disputes making headlines earlier in March.
The show, which is currently filming on Charming Street in Melbourne’s Hampton East, previously asked local residents to keep their cars off the street during their TV commercial filming.
Then, in an act of goodwill and damage control, executive producer Julian Cress sent a letter along with a bottle of wine to local residents. The leaked document warned the community that there may be significant “disruption” over the next month, with early to mid-June slated as the “busiest weeks”.
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