The Block judge Neale Whitaker DELETED the brutal spray on the show’s producers after his emotional valedictory speech was cut from the premiere.
The Block judge Neale Whitaker has removed a social media post criticizing the producers for editing footage of his farewell speech during the premiere last Sunday.
During the scene, the 61-year-old revealed to co-hosts Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer that he would be cutting his weeks as a judge short, however his explanation for why he was walking away never made it to air.
Neale subsequently went on to take on editors at The Block over the “inexplicable” and “frustrating” decision not to include the part where he revealed he was taking time off to care for his partner David, who was experiencing sleep problems. health.
This post has since been deleted from his account, leaving fans wondering if he was asked to delete it or if he deleted it on his own.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Neale’s management for comment.
The Block judge Neale Whitaker, 61, (pictured) has deleted a social media post criticizing the producers for editing footage of his farewell speech during last Sunday’s premiere.
The now-deleted post read: “There is nothing more frustrating than an unexplained decision or an incomplete narrative, especially when it comes to health and family.”
This is what aired tonight on the first episode of The Block season 19, my 17. I broke the news to Shaynna and Darren that I wouldn’t be able to join them every week and explained my reasons. It was an emotional conversation for all of us,” she continued.
“Unfortunately, those important reasons weren’t included, so here goes,” the interior design expert continued, before explaining that he had chosen to “put family first.”
During the episode, Whitaker revealed to Shaynna Blaze (left) and Darren Palmer (right) that he would be cutting back on his weeks as a judge, however his explanation of why he was stepping away never made it to air.
“David, my partner of 20 years, has been experiencing some serious and ongoing health issues and we knew my place was at home,” she said.
The decorating expert clarified that David has made “great progress” in his recovery, and that his “Block family has been totally supportive” in his decision to move away.
He also officially welcomed new judge Marty Fox, a leading Melbourne real estate agent, who will replace him in his absence this season.
Whitaker clarified in his post that he had actually told Blaze and Palmer that he wanted to spend more time with his partner David (left) who was experiencing health issues.
“There is nothing more frustrating than an inexplicable decision or an incomplete narrative, especially when it comes to health and family,” the interior design expert wrote on Instagram alongside a clip from the scene.
Fans may remember Marty from the show’s 2020 season, when he sold Harry and Tash Pavlou’s stunning home.
Wrapping it up, Whitaker promised that fans would see him return to normal on the show in 2024 for The Block’s 20th anniversary season.
Whitaker had previously announced that he would be stepping down from his role on The Block to spend time with David in a similar Instagram post last month.
Marty Fox (far right) will replace Whitaker (far left) joining Shaynna Blaze (second right) and Darren Palmer (second left) as semi-regular judge.