Julia Heaney has spoken out about having to leave The Block after she and her twin sister Ali were overwhelmed by social media bullying.

The pair copped so much abuse it wore them down to the point that host Mark Richardson had to stage an intervention and send them home to regroup.

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"Go and see someone you love, go and see someone whose opinion matters to you and get completely away from this environment," Richardson told the pair.


Now, Julia has spoken to Woman's Day about the incident saying: "I was so angry, I was ready to explode".

"I had all these plans for what to do, but [my fiance] was like, 'don't add to the fire - just chill out and take this time to refocus', which was exactly what I needed," she said.

It was her husband-to-be Clinton Herring who came to pick the twins up and Heaney says he's been a great source of advice, stopping her from "humiliating myself more".

Herring says the way the twins have been portrayed on the show is complete fiction.

"[Julia] never wants to do wrong by anyone. The nice things she does either get glossed over or aren't shown at all," he said.

"How she and Ali have been portrayed is not a true reflection of them...I'm very proud of what they've both achieved with everyone against them."

The twins have since returned to The Block, which has its final episode tonight, during which the homes will go up for sale at a live auction.

The winner of The Block NZ is the team whose house sells for the most over reserve. They win $100,000 and any profits above reserve.


The Block: Side x Side live auction screens on TV3 tonight at 7pm.