'We won the nation's heart': The Block's Ethan and Sam on shock finale

Another rollercoaster season of The Block has come to an end, with Ethan and Sam walking away with zero profit.

Appearing on The Project on Monday night, the pair revealed they hadn't expected to walk away with nothing.

"We were hoping we'd get a little bit of money, but weren't expecting to get nothing," Ethan says.

"It's one of those things. We came on the show with nothing, so - well we won the nation's heart so you can't put a price on that sort of stuff," Sam adds.

But they won't walk away completely empty-handed. Their fans have set up a Givealittle page which has raised nearly $24,000 as of Monday night.

"The boys did their best and with Ethan having a baby soon they at least deserve to walk away from The Block with some funds!" the page says.

"Bring a smile back to those happy boys from Te Kuiti who lit up your TV screens for weeks!"

Sam suspects it's because they "feel sorry for us" - but Ethan says it's "quite a freaky experience".

"We're just a couple of boys and people want to give us money for all our hard work that we did, just out of their own pocket," he told The Project. "It's cool. It's a bit of a humbling experience."

And there is more good news for the pair. One of The Block's sponsors, TSB, has announced that it's going to give the three losing teams $10,000 each.