After rumours that he would be leaving The Block after his contract was up, Scott Cam has denied that he’s going anywhere – and in fact has signed on to a new deal with the Nine Network.
Speaking at a media event on Thursday, Cam told the crowd that “Well, I wanted to say I haven’t told Shelley [Craft] this, but two months ago, unfortunately I signed a multiple year deal with the Nine Network.
“So to all my friends at the Daily Mail, keep up the good work.”
After responding with “how good is that?”, The Block co-host Shelley Craft followed up, asking Cam if it was “An easy decision, I’m hoping?”
“Of course it is. I love The Block,” said Cam. “I love the Nine Network, I’ve been there 24 years and I couldn’t think of going anywhere else. I love it. I love this show. I love everything about the network and everybody in it.”
The Block returns in 2023 for its 19th season on Sunday, August 6, at 7:00 pm on Nine and 9Now.
Set in the family-friendly Melbourne suburb of Hampton East, the new series features five houses designed and built in the 1950s and located on the aptly named Charming Street. The old houses are now aged in their 70s and the contestants will be tasked to give them a contemporary update.
The couples in contention this year are: sisters Eliza and Liberty Paschke (personal assistant, 37, and integration producer, 34, VIC); parents Kyle and Leslie Cottone (firefighter, 36, and teaching aide, 34, WA); parents Leah and Ash Milton (first aid officer, 31, and builder, 36, QLD); married couple Kristy and Brett Beames (project manager, 34, and safety officer, 34, SA); and newlyweds Steph and Gian Ottavio (architect, 27, and start up worker, 27, NSW).