Scott Cam “is ready to leave The Block” as his contract comes to an end after 13 years, and his replacement is a “familiar face”
Scott Cam is preparing to say goodbye to The Block after 13 years at the helm of the home renovation giant.
The 60-year-old builder-turned-reality host is apparently nearing the end of his contract on Nine and plans to pack up his toolbox for good after season 19 airs later this year.
“Scotty Cam’s contract is up and it is believed that he will not sign any more after this,” a source said. yahoo! Lifestyle.
The source also claimed that Cam is likely to be replaced by a former The Block contestant when he finally steps down.
“Audiences don’t like change, especially when it comes to replacing the host, so relying on contestants with familiar faces to make up for the absence makes sense.”
Scott Cam, 60, (pictured) is preparing to say goodbye to The Block after 13 years at the helm, according to reports.
A Nine spokesperson denied the claims on Monday night, saying: “The report is not true.”
The startling claims come after this year’s season of The Block wrapped filming on Charming Street in Hampton East in Melbourne.
After a great build year capped off by a controversial auction last season, the upcoming lineup of contestants can expect even tougher competition.
With $100,000 prize money at stake, contestants will be put to the test as they will be tasked with building a self-contained granny apartment in addition to the family homes.
In 2022, winners Omar and Oz walked away with $1,686,666.66, the largest win in the show’s history.
Cam (pictured with co-host Shelley Craft) is apparently nearing the end of her tenure on Nine, and plans to pack up her toolbox for good after the current season airs later this year.
Meanwhile, Cam is gearing up to attend the TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday after being nominated for the Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Host.
Compete for the gong against Hamish Blake, Julia Morris, Shaun Micallef, Sonia Kruger and Tony Armstrong.
The Block has also been nominated for Most Popular Reality Show and Most Outstanding Reality Show.
Cam’s work on The Block has already seen him win a number of accolades, including the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter and the coveted Gold Logie for Most Popular Australian TV Personality in 2014.
“Scotty Cam’s contract is up and it is not believed that he will sign any more after this,” a source told Yahoo! lifestyle on saturday
It comes after this year’s season of The Block wrapped filming on Charming Street in Melbourne’s Hampton East. Pictured are season 19 judges: Neale Whitaker, Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Marty Fox.