The Block: Fans v Faves to make major changes in 2021

The Block

• The winner of The Block receives $100,000,

The Block returns on Nine and 9Now for its 17th season with a new format: Fans v Faves.
Three couples will come face to face with two sets of all-star couples in a setting never attempted before – a traditional Australian cul-de-sac, in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Hampton. 
For the first time, there will be no house plans for contestants to work off. Contestants must not only renovate the project, but they’ll also have to design the layout and inclusions of their houses themselves.
Returning this year are Perth’s Ronnie (45) and Georgia (37) from the 2017 Elsternwick series, and Sydney couple Mitch (58) and Mark (59) from the 2019 Oslo series.
Identical twins Josh and Luke (27), who made their television debut on Love Island Australia in 2019, will join two other couples – Melbourne parents Tanya (39) and Vito (44), and country music kids Kirsty (32) and Jesse (31), hailing all the way from Wangi Wangi in regional NSW.
Scott Cam will return to host his 15th series of The Block:  “Expect the unexpected. This build was extremely tough to plan and work out where things would go for many of our contestants because of this new twist. The plans have been thrown out the window and it leads to plenty of stuff-ups!
“The Fans have everything to gain and the Faves have reputations to uphold. This will be a dramatic showdown like we have never seen before.”
In another first, each property will have an underground excavation for contestants to create a basement in their homes. 
Joining Scott Cam again this season will be his Block co-host, Shelley Craft, site foremen Keith and Dan, and Australia’s three favourite renovation judges, Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer.
Executive producer and Block co-creator Julian Cress said:
“Putting Block Fans up against experienced all-star Faves could have gone in any direction. On the very first day of filming this series, these Blockheads started to argue with each other in a way we had never seen before,” Cress said.
“The competitive spirit of both the Fans and the Faves in this high-pressure build with no plans takes things to a new level week after week and I can’t wait for audiences to see that.”
The winner of The Block receives $100,000, plus whatever profits their home can make on the auction day. 

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