This year's feisty Block contestants Sara and Hayden Vale have been on the receiving end of nasty backlash. Fans have taken to social media to voice disappointment about how they’ve conducted themselves, weighing in on some of their controversial design decisions along the way – ahem, that gold bath anyone?
But recently, things turned ugly, and the couple have had enough. “We’ve copped heaps,” says Sara, chatting to WHO. “You would think The Bachelor girls would be getting worse criticism, but it feels like I’m on a par with them. What’s that about? They didn’t even do a renovation! And they weren’t sleep deprived!” she says.
Husband Hayden agrees: “All they were doing was drinking Champagne!”
On the show, Sara and Hayden threatened to quit after they were criticised for their bathroom design. Then, more recently, she lost her cool again after a minor car accident.
In the heat of the moment, she used a well-placed McDonald’s bag to cover an in-car camera – all that separated her from an audience of millions witnessing her spectacular meltdown.
A stroke of genius? “Oh my gosh, when you’re in the middle of a meltdown, you don’t want Australia to see it!” she laughs. “But it was the lowest point that I had felt. I knew after the accident I couldn’t get lower. I needed that to kick my head back into gear, to say, 'Right, we can now move forward because the only was is up."
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