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David ‘Hughesy’ Hughes was a surprise visitor at The Block auctions this year, armed with a paddle in hand, suggesting he was keen to buy one of the houses.
The Australian comedian, who bought Josh and Elyse’s Block house in Elsternwick in 2017, attended all five house auctions on Saturday but failed to make a single bid against the usual offenders – Adrian Portelli and Danny Wallis.
However, he appeared to show interest in buying the last house to be put up for auction – Leah and Ash’s house – which was passed over after failing to go into reserve.
Afterwards, an officer said Hughes – who also owns a house in St Kilda – would “bring his wife back later tonight” to view the property in Melbourne’s Hampton East.
Speaking on KIIS FMs Hughesy, Ed and Erin On Tuesday morning, Hughes revealed that his wife Holly stopped him from buying the house.
“I was approached as I was leaving the auction trying to get out of there because a house wasn’t selling and I said, ‘I’m going to talk to my wife’,” Hughes began, before calling Holly live on air. so she could explain what happened.
Holly claimed she was verbally abused at her local school on Monday with questions about whether or not the couple had decided to buy House 2.
“I was asked by students and teachers,” she said. “You (Hughes) came home and when we went to bed you said, ‘How would you have felt if I had just bought that house?’ And I said, ‘Furious’.”
Holly went on to bash Hughes, saying he only bought the house to “show off”.
“If you bought a third house (in Melbourne) without consulting me…” Holly said.
“He never indicated he was interested in investing in that part of Melbourne, it’s so random he would have bought a house just to show off.
“He hadn’t looked at the houses or anything. He hadn’t seen an episode.”
Holly’s cheeky comments have all but confirmed that the Hughes family are out of the running for Leah and Ash’s home, the only property not sold on auction day.
The first auction was the largest, with Steph and Gian’s House 4 raising $5 million – $1.65 million more than reserved – thanks to Portelli’s hard-to-beat bid.
While Hughes hasn’t bid on any of the homes this year, he hasn’t bid on his previous one Block purchase has paid off nicely.
The radio host paid $3.067 million for the five-bedroom home in 2017. After enduring much speculation that he paid too much for the property, he revealed last week that a recent appraisal had valued the home at around $5 million.
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