Back for its 18th season, the most up-to-date period of The Block is returning to Channel 9 this week with 1 big improve. Reflecting the regional housing development that has swept the Aussie property marketplace, The Block: Tree Alter sees five metropolis slicker partners each and every developing a 500 sq. metre residence in Victoria’s lovely Macedon Ranges. 10 acres of rural land will be transformed into a small city entire with tennis courts, wineries and lake.
“When I arrived on site for the 1st time, I considered to myself we experienced finished a good deal of big Blocks in the past but nothing like this – it’s huge. We are creating our own minimal city, and at instances which is complicated. But we have a great bunch of contestants who give it a purple scorching crack,” says long-time host Scott Cam.
Back again for his 16th season, this 12 months will see Scott create his have property for the 1st time, intended to inspire the contestants, and generate a space for them all to arrive jointly. Co-host Shelley Craft returns also – she will act as a mentor and carry her practical experience as a competent true estate agent to the demonstrate. “With these rolling paddocks and so considerably space out in the state, this season of The Block is surely one thing that Aussies will fall in love with,” says Shelley.
Judges Shaynna Blaze, Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer are back in 2022 and the formidable foreman duo Keith Schleiger and Dan Reilly are on-internet site yet again to keep contestants on their toes during the create. At stake is $100,000 for the winner of The Block, additionally whatever financial gain the couples’ properties make on auction day.
The tree-modify concept arose when The Block executive producer and co-creator Julian Cress moved his family members from Melbourne to Gisborne South in the course of COVID lockdowns. “It is this sort of a stunning component of the planet, and I feel the Macedon Ranges is a single of Melbourne’s very best held techniques. Plus, as we are coming off a really hard few of decades, heading to the country is nearly celebrating our lifestyle and what is so terrific about Australia,” suggests Julian who hopes to inspire viewers to imagine regional when it arrives to their up coming transfer.
The Block: Tree Change will premiere this Sunday 7 August at 7pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.