The Block’s triumphant master bedroom gives way to scandal in the show’s latest promo.
The short clip opens with judges Shaynna Blaze, Darren Palmer and Neale Whitaker impressed by the work exhibited by the contestants.
But it’s undermined by host Scott Cam’s anger that someone has used the show’s leaked production schedule to gain an unfair advantage over its competitors.
From triumph to tragedy, The Block’s triumphant master bedroom gives way to scandal in the show’s latest promo. Pictured: Judges Shaynna Blaze, Darren Palmer and Neale Whitaker
At the beginning of the video, Neale calls the work he sees “the most beautiful master bedrooms in 11 years of judging The Block.”
Blaze agrees, calling the rooms “absolutely magical.”
But things quickly go awry when Cam confronts the teams about a false scandal.
Gasping: Things quickly go wrong when host Scott Cam confronts the teams over a fake scandal
‘It’s beyond rude’: Scott (pictured) unleashes his anger when he tells participants that a photo of the production schedule is circulating around the site
At the end of a group dinner, the usually relaxed TV host, 58, is furious and disappointed when he tells the participants about the situation.
“The photo taken in my office of our production schedule, then given around The Block.”
“We’re talking room revelations, days of the challenge,” he says of the sensitive information.
Cheating: “The photo, taken in my office of our production schedule, then handed over to The Block,” said Scott
“It’s beyond rude, it’s a slap in the face to everyone involved. Unbelievable,” he adds as the participants sit in silence.
Scott is then seen wiping down the white board that held the details of their week-by-week schedule.
Seeing the schedule gave the teams an advantage, as it provided an opportunity to prepare for the chamber reveals and challenge days.
Angry: Mitch Edwards and Josh Packham (left) at a group meeting between the contestants’ tempers, The Block veteran labels Mitch ‘rude, rich, snob’
The promo then showed a glimpse of the impact the scandal is having on the participants and hosts.
At one point, co-host Shelley Craft turns to someone on the site and says, “Yeah, but you were the cause of this.”
Another demands to see the producers, but Scott tells them, “You’re not in control, mate. We are in control.’
No holding back: But Mitch fires back with all guns blazing, calling former Love Island Australia star a ‘young piece of dirt’
While it’s unclear who is at the center of the scandal, its revelation startles the participants and creates a rift between them.
A group meeting between the contestants’ minds sets Mitch Edwards and Josh Packham on fire.
Josh labels The Block veteran Mitch as “rude, rich, snob,” but he fires back, calling him a “young piece of dirt.”
Tensions on the spot: Meanwhile, an excited Tanya says, “You know what I’m saying? Don’t fight pigs because you get dirty and they love it’
Meanwhile, an excited Tanya says, “You know what I’m saying? Don’t fight pigs because you get dirty and they love it.’
“This is the biggest deception in TV history,” contestant Ronnie Caceres told the camera.
On Thursday, Scott spoke to… Who magazine? about the scandal and said, “I was very disappointed, and I was angry to be honest with you.”
Drama: Host Scott spoke to Who magazine about the scandal on Thursday, saying he was “disappointed” and “angry.”
Scott said he was particularly upset because the cheating had affected the “build of The Block” and the “integrity” of the competition.
“It has compromised its integrity and I think it has been compromised this season,” he noted.
Scott said the show’s producers had to hold numerous meetings to decide how to deal with the scandal.
“I’ve never seen anything like it on any of the TV shows I’ve been working on for the past few years,” he added.
The Block continues on Sunday at 7pm on Channel Nine
Furious: Scott (pictured with co-host Shelley Craft) added that the show’s producers had to hold numerous meetings to decide how to handle the scandal. He said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like it on any of the TV shows I’ve been working on for the past few years’