The Block winners Tess and Luke Struber on tough show
They slammed 'bullying' producers in an interview last month, saying they had been unfairly portrayed as 'lazy'.
And after winning The Block on Sunday night with $630,000 profit and a $100,000 cash prize, newlyweds Tess and Luke Struber said their time on the show had been tough.
'It is hard because you get so upset... we were imagining not winning anything today; nothing at all,' Tess, 27, told Domain.
'You get so upset': The Block 2019 winners Tess and Luke Struber, 29, (both pictured) said their time on the show had been tough, in an interview with Domain after the auction
'We won the least amount of rooms so we were working with the least amount of budget,' she continued.
'You know, we were really raw and honest the whole time, especially after watching it back and just seeing how we've been portrayed as a little lazy.'
Elsewhere in the interview, Luke, 29, said that they have made 'lifelong friends' with their co-stars.
Last month, the couple went rogue in an interview with News.com.au, unleashing on the show's 'bullying' producers who unfairly portrayed them as 'lazy'.
Hindsight: 'You know, we were really raw and honest the whole time, especially after watching it back and just seeing how we've been portrayed as a little lazy,' Tess, 27, said
The Block 2019: Teams and their profits
Tess and Luke: $630,000 and $100,000 cash prize
El'ise and Matt: $460,000
Andy and Deb: $430,000
Jesse and Mel: $388,000
Mitch and Mark: $384,000
'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.
'We're just getting painted as these lazy people and we're bloody sick of it. Even the other contestants have contacted us to say, "That didn't happen, that was taken out of context".'
Tess explained the pair weren't coping and insisted that her walk-off on a previous episode was also misrepresented.
During that particular episode, she left after Scott Cam confronted the couple over their budget, saying they had spent $25,000 more than any other team.
She said: 'I walked off because I couldn't handle it. I did say, "You guys need to stop filming me because I'm not coping right now for mental health reasons," and they didn't stop filming.
On top: Tess and Luke won Sunday night's auction, earning themselves a tidy $630,000 profit and the $100,000 cash prize
'It was all a lie... we didn't spend $25,000 more than the other contestants. We've been working our absolute a**es off.'
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, a Nine spokesperson said at the time: 'Tess and Luke have done an outstanding job creating a magnificent four-bedroom home. After a shaky start and budget struggles, they've won two room reveals so far and their renovating style has impressed the judges and viewers alike.
'We recognise the mammoth challenges facing all contestants. We supported all of them throughout the build and we had a psychologist and support team available at all times. We'll continue to support them as the program is broadcast and beyond.'
Headlines: The win comes after the couple went rogue in an interview with News Corp, hitting out at producers who portrayed them as 'lazy'