The Block stars line up to find out who is The Weakest Link on October 5

the weakest link

• Comedian and actress Magda Szubanski is back as host of the quiz

Television’s most cutthroat quiz show returns for a special episode when the stars of The Block go head to head on Weakest Link this Tuesday, October 5, at 8.40pm on Channel Nine and 9Now

Comedian and actress Magda Szubanski is back as host of the quiz which returned to Australian TV screens earlier this year after a 19-year absence. 

Lining up to put their knowledge to the test are eight famous faces from The Block: judges Shaynna Blaze, Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer; foreman Keith Schleiger; and fan favourites Mitch and Mark and Alisa and Lysandra

Quizmaster Magda will put them through their paces as they compete, backstab and embarrass themselves in the hope of winning a huge cash jackpot of up to $250,000 for their chosen charity. 

The Block players must work together to bank the maximum amount of prizemoney available. They will take turns to answer general knowledge questions and build chains of correct answers. Consecutive correct answers greatly increase the value of the chain, while incorrect answers break the chain and force them to start over on the lowest rung, with the least amount of money.

At the end of each round, contestants vote to eliminate the one they consider to be the weakest link in the chain. The one who receives the highest number of votes then leaves the game as Magda delivers the killer line: “You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye!”

Earlier this year, Mediaweek spoke to Szubanski about bringing the format back to Aussie screens. 

“I am a people lover I have to say,” she said. “I really do love people and coming out of Covid and being in a room with people, it’s like my two favourite things, hanging out with people and quiz questions, learning lots of stuff, and then getting to have a bit of a tease and a bit of a stir as well.

“And they’re game for it – sometimes they were a little too game, I’m thinking ‘what is going on with you people?’ – they’re coming in there wanting me to be mean to them. I don’t know what that says about Australian nature, you can draw your own conclusions.”

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