The Block's Sharon Johal eyes up TV deal with Nine: 'Not surprised'

This year’s season of The Block only wrapped up two weeks ago, but polarising star Sharon Johal is already planning her next career move.

Although she accused producers of giving herself and her husband Ankur a ‘villain edit’, the actress is currently in talks with Channel Nine to explore other opportunities at the network.

L: Sharon Johal takes a selfie in a car. R: Sharon Johal on The Block in a high-vis vest
The Block star Sharon Johal is currently exploring opportunities with Channel Nine. Photo: Instagram/sharonjohal & Nine

“They can see the value I bought to the show, and the ratings, and people were interested in our journey,” Sharon told The Herald Sun.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if something with Channel Nine comes out of this.”

Sharon and Ankur have previously told Yahoo Lifestyle that they would ‘absolutely not’ sign on for another reality show.


“I’m a hard no,” Ankur said, with Sharon saying the only way she’d appear on another reality show is if she had complete ‘control’ over the narrative.

Sharon and Ankur wearing orange high vis vests and hard hats on The Block
The Block's Sharon and Ankur hated the way they were portrayed on the show. Photo: Nine

The Neighbours star confirms that the pair haven’t changed their mind about returning to reality TV, but she has her eye on something in ‘the lifestyle space’.

“Ankur wouldn’t be on another reality show but in the lifestyle space there are so many brands that have reached out to me because I’m in line with them in authenticity, and we took some risks and that reliability is something that will continue on with this,” she explained to the publication.

Fans can’t expect anything from the pair too soon as they are taking a much-deserved break. The pair will be spending time in Adelaide after finally selling their house to Adrian Portelli, resulting in $170,000 profit.

“The only thing we’re dying for is a holiday,” she admitted. “We want to spend time with our family on the farm.”

The Block contestants during the final episode
The Block producers have been called 'out of touch' by a property expert. Photo: Nine

Shock claim The Block sales ‘weren’t real’

This comes after a property guru Chris Bellesini claimed that the reserve prices for The Block were set too high, and the sales 'weren't real'.

All five houses were set at a reserve price of $4,080,000, and while Omar and Oz made a record $1,586,666.66 profit, Tom and Sarah-Jane walked away with just $20,000.99.

The other three houses were passed in, but Ryan and Rachel negotiated a sale with Danny Wallis on auction night that left them with $169,000.85.

At this stage, Dylan and Jenny still haven’t managed to find a buyer.


The expert told New Idea that none of the homes would have been purchased for such a high price if they hadn’t been shown on national television.

“The properties that did sell at auction were at inflated prices,” he revealed. “Basically you’ve got [serial Block purchaser] Danny Wallis who is there for his ego and TV time, and Adrian Portelli who is also purchasing for the media attention.”

Chris Bellesini by a for sale sign on The Block
Property expert Chris Bellesini has shared his opinion on the auction. Photo: Vimeo/chrisbellesini

He claims that the two infamous buyers wouldn’t have bought any of the properties or spent that much cash if they weren’t on The Block.

The property guru also adds that he doesn’t think there’s a happy ending when it comes to Dylan and Jenny’s unsold house.

“Unfortunately for Dylan and Jenny, they were the last in the auction line [and] all the buyers were used up. Now they will struggle to sell until the price is adjusted, as no real buyer will spend as much as Adrian and Danny have, it’s just not realistic,” he told the publication.

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