The Block goes to the beach! Channel Nine’s renovation show confirms a prestigious coastal location for the new season – after being criticised for The Oslo being ‘too ambitious’
The location for The Block’s sixteenth season has (almost) been confirmed.
During an appearance on the Today show last week, host Scott Cam revealed he was about to fly off to Melbourne to begin filming.
And on Thursday, Nine narrowed down the site to a ‘huge block of land’ along the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in Brighton.
While the general location has been revealed, the exact site won’t be confirmed by the network for several months.
Meanwhile, Scott’s co-host Shelley Craft and fan favourites such as Keith Schleiger and Dan Reilly will be returning to the show.
Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer will also reprise their roles as judges.
Just Gorgeous: Channel Nine has now confirmed the new Block construction will be located along the face of the Port Phillip Bay in Brighton in Melbourne
Scott said that next season’s renovation will be smaller in scale than The Oslo.
So far this series, the contestants have struggled to finish their townhouses in St Kilda, leading to fears the project was too ambitious.
‘I only need one person to finish to say it wasn’t too big,’ he said. ‘If no one finishes I’ll put my hand up and say, “It’s too big”.’
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Several teams working on The Oslo are fast running out of money, having spent most of their budget weeks before auction day.
Despite their dire finances, Scott said the contestants are all able to finish – it’s just a question of how polished the end product will be.
‘Whether they do it to a level they want it finished, I don’t know. Everybody has got a chance to finish. No doubt about that, whether they do to that level,’ he said.
Who will it be? The current contestants face a close race to the finish as many begin to run out of money after having blown it all on renovating the expansive properties.