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The Block's Jess Eva confronts Tess and Luke Struber on live radio after they won $730,000 on auction day... despite lashing out at 'bullying' producers

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Matthias Dolderer et al. that are talking to each other: Speaking out: Former Block contestant Jess Eva (left, with her husband, Norm Hogan) confronted this year's winners, Tess and Luke Struber, on live radio on Monday after the couple won $730,000 on auction day despite previously describing the producers as 'bullies' © Provided by Associated Newspapers LimitedSpeaking out: Former Block contestant Jess Eva (left, with her husband, Norm Hogan) confronted this year's winners, Tess and Luke Struber, on live radio on Monday after the couple won $730,000 on auction day despite previously describing the producers as 'bullies'

Former Block contestant Jess Eva confronted this year's winners, Tess and Luke Struber, on live radio on Monday after the couple won $730,000 on auction day despite previously describing the producers as 'bullies'.

The newlyweds were being interviewed on Jess' Triple M radio show, Moonman in the Morning, when the host remarked how 'awkward' their victory had been in light of their previous comments about the show. 

She said: 'It's a little bit awkward, because a couple of weeks ago you pretty much told The Block to p**s off because they were annoying you... and then you've won $730,000.'

a man standing in a room: Grilling: The Strubers (pictured) were being interviewed on Jess' Triple M radio show, Moonman in the Morning, when the host remarked how 'awkward' their victory had been in light of their previous comments about the show © Provided by Associated Newspapers LimitedGrilling: The Strubers (pictured) were being interviewed on Jess' Triple M radio show, Moonman in the Morning, when the host remarked how 'awkward' their victory had been in light of their previous comments about the show

Tess defended herself and her husband, Luke, saying they have been 'raw, honest and real' both on camera and off.

She added: 'As you know, there's a life outside of reality TV, and it's pretty tough. We also went into this not expecting to win a cent, because if you do you're a fool.'

Doubling down on her previous comments about The Block's unfair editing, she went on: 'We were absolutely painted as being lazy.'

'But, mate, I'll pretty much do anything you want me to do on national TV for $730,000!' she concluded, hinting it was all worth it in the end.

'The producers were amazing to us': It comes after Jess, who appeared on The Block in 2018, said last month that Tess and Luke's comments about the show did not match her experience © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited'The producers were amazing to us': It comes after Jess, who appeared on The Block in 2018, said last month that Tess and Luke's comments about the show did not match her experience

It comes after Jess, who appeared on The Block in 2018, told News.com.au last month that Tess and Luke's comments about the show did not match her experience.

'The production, crew and creators were amazing to us in our season. I find it hard to believe they would've flipped their behaviour so dramatically in 12 months,' she said.

While Jess sympathised with Tess and Luke, she explained that being filmed during stressful situations is just a part of being on reality TV. 

'You are chosen from 45,000 couples to come on the show. There's no such thing as a free reno, so of course you need to expect cameras will follow you,' she said.

'Gratitude always got us through our stressful times because the money that The Block can make you is potentially life-changing. That's what you focus on, that's your end goal.'

a couple of people posing for the camera: Bullying producers? Tess and Luke spoke out against The Block last month, telling News Corp they had been unfairly portrayed as 'lazy' © Provided by Associated Newspapers LimitedBullying producers? Tess and Luke spoke out against The Block last month, telling News Corp they had been unfairly portrayed as 'lazy'

Tess, 28, and Luke, 30, spoke out against the show last month, telling News Corp they had been unfairly portrayed as 'lazy'.

'We're getting sick of how they're editing us as being these big lazy pr**ks who don't get off their a**e and do a single thing,' Luke said at the time.

a man and a woman sitting in a chair talking on a cell phone: Shock victory: During Sunday night's finale, the Strubers made a $630,000 profit at auction and also took home a $100,000 winners' bonus © Provided by Associated Newspapers LimitedShock victory: During Sunday night's finale, the Strubers made a $630,000 profit at auction and also took home a $100,000 winners' bonus

'For some reason they're just not showing us doing any of the work. We're just getting painted as these lazy people and we're bloody sick of it.'

Tess added that the couple were 'not coping' with their portrayal and accused the producers of 'bullying' them.

During Sunday night's finale, the Strubers made a $630,000 profit at auction and also took home a $100,000 winners' bonus. 

Pictures: The Block contestants before and after (Woman's Day)

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