Josh and Luke – Identical twins from Sydney, NSW
Australia first got to know Josh and Luke when they made their television debut on Love Island Australia in 2019. But will their charisma be enough to get them through the rough and tumble of The Block? That remains to be seen.
When it comes to renovation experience, it’s fair to say Josh and Luke are the most inexperienced Blockheads in the program’s history.
While massive fans of the show, neither have renovated before. But they see this as an advantage because other contestants may dismiss them and not realise they are fierce competitors.
“We might be the juniors and not have much renovating experience, but we are going to give it our best shot,” Luke says.
Josh - Studying mental health
Josh has worked in sales and the corporate world before he headed to the Love Island villa in Fiji in 2019. He ended up finding love and winning the show alongside Anna McEvoy and moved to Melbourne to be with her.
After giving the relationship a really good shot, the pair amicably split last year during Covid-19 lockdown.
Josh quarantined in Darwin at the Howard Springs facility and moved back to Sydney to live with his parents where he realised his purpose.
Mental Health now is his passion and he is studying and looking to inspire others.
“I suffered a lot with social anxiety growing up and to have come through it, it would be great to pass that message on to other people,” he says.
Luke - Synthetic grass installer
In starting up his own synthetic grass installing business, The Block has come at a perfect time for Luke.
He is looking to settle down after becoming engaged to his fiancé Oliva and hopes The Block will set them up for the future.
Luke plans on spending most of his time on the tools on The Block because of his trade background, however he isn’t afraid to lend his eye for style and offer an opinion to Josh when it comes to shopping.
“I do backyards, so hopefully we will win backyard week… if we don’t it will be really disappointing!” he says. “As for the other rooms, wish us luck!”
The twins say they wouldn’t do The Block with anyone else by their side.
They know they will bicker at times, but they always get over it and support each other as families do.
“We can be really angry at each other and then five minutes later we are sweet with each other. Blood is thicker than water and we will show people that,” Luke says.
They know they will bicker at times, but they always get over it and support each other as families do - we can't wait to watch these two tackle The Block!
Fast facts about Josh and Luke
- The twins grew up and live in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
- Luke once tried out for the Royal Marine Commandos.
- Luke was once a champion 400m runner making the national finals in the Under 20 category with a personal best of 48 seconds.
- Josh has 164,000 followers on Instagram, the most of any 2021 The Block contestant.