It’s the cheating scandal that just keeps giving, and taking away.
The ripples just keep fanning out as the impact of the completely rearranged schedule hits.
This week contestants are doing a bedroom as well as fixing up a previous room of their choice.
The show’s suppliers had organised their staff and rosters based on the previous stolen schedule and wardrobe supplier Kinsman are now unable to guarantee they’ll be able to make wardrobes for the contestants’ bedrooms in time for judging.
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On top of this, the contestants have to draw up the wardrobe plans themselves, and pay for installation, both usually included in Kinsman’s service.
Not surprisingly, Georgia isn’t happy, and suggests that Kinsman only prioritise the three non-cheating houses, a plea which falls on deaf ears.
Elsewhere, Mark and Mitch are fuming that the judges described their bathroom as a “planning disaster” and suggested it could be dangerous because of the placement of the enormous shower screen.
“What a load of crap,” Mitch spits. “I think we’re being judged on a different level. They say we aren’t but I’m not buying it.”
And most of the other teams seem to agree with Mitch when they inspect the pair’s room.
“When the judges slam the boys, they really slam them,” Kirsty observes.
And while they might be public enemy number 2 (after Tanya and Vito), even their enemies admit Josh and Luke’s indoor/outdoor bathroom was a triumph.
“Wow, this is great. Deserved winners,” Georgia says. The week was won by Ronnie and Georgia, but only after they used their bonus point to pip the boys by half a point.
“They must have been spewing that they lost,” Jesse says.
Even Mitch, who has previously described Luke as a “piece of filth” is impressed.
“I’m very comfortable being beaten by this,” he says.
Only Ronnie begs to differ.
“The painting execution is atrocious. It’s a murder scene,” he says, before staging a trip that would make a soccer player blush and claiming the step up between outdoor and indoor breaches code.
Ronnie is equally unimpressed with Tanya and Vito’s 70s-inspired bathroom.
“I just vomited in my mouth,” he says on site on their oh-so-brown glossy tiles.
With another public holiday this week, the teams are hard pushed to get two rooms done. Ronnie and Georgia are doing a bedroom and reworking their tunnel-like master bedroom walk-in robe.
Tanya and Vito are doing a kids’ room and ripping out the garish 1970s tile feature wall in their bathroom.
Mark and Mitch are doing a girl’s bedroom and adding pizazz to their bland week one bedroom.
Josh and Luke are doing a bedroom and fixing their truly terrible tribute to the colour grey of their first bathroom, and Jesse and Kirsty are repainting their master bedroom and doing another kids room.
Vito and Tanya are the only team not to have won a room so they’re desperately short of cash.
“The Gucci gang need a win,” Tanya notes, prompting a wave of eye-rolling across Australia.
They don’t just need a win, they also need Vito to face reality, and that reality is reality TV.
“The stresses I’ve been going through have not been related to the build, the struggle I’ve got has been with having the cameras in my face 24 7,” he says before walking out of the interview.
Next up is a montage of Vito shouting at camera people and producers.
“Do not harass me! Do not smart arse me, OK!” He yells at one.
“You’re pointing a camera at me! It’s on purpose,” he shouts at another.
“Yep, you’re on a reality TV set,” the cameraman says, fairly reasonably.
“This is my home!” Vito replies.
“This is our work site,” a producer retorts.
Tanya tries to calm Vito down, explaining the crew have the right to film them at all times and Vito eventually apologises to the camera crew he’s been ranting at, but the whole thing leaves the impression that Vito didn’t think hard enough about applying for the show, or he got strongarmed into it by Tanya.
Either way, there would be thousands of unsuccessful applicants gnashing their teeth at missing out to someone who doesn’t seem to want to be there.
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Episode 21: ‘Old-fashioned public toilet’ — Block room slammed
Episode 19 & 20: Jealousy runs rampant during tense Block challenge
Episode 18: Superior organisational skills or cheats? Mitch and Mark in hot water
Episode 17: ”It’s crap”: The Block’s tackiest room slammed
Episode 16: ‘Piece of trash’ The Block descends into chaos
Episode 15: Block cheat flushed by hidden cameras
Episode 14: What caused Block’s biggest cheating scandal in TV history
Episode 13: Master bedroom reveal marred by cheating controversy
Episode 11 & 12: Georgia threatens Block foreman for ruining plan
Episode 10: Serious Block accident leads to walkout
Episode 9: ‘Atrocious’ bathroom stuns Block judges
Episode 7 & 8: Block contestants worried about ‘novice’
Episode 6: Absolute bulls***: Fury over judges’ ruling
Episode 5: Boozy night lands one Block team in hospital
Episode 3 & 4: Love Island twins accuse Mitch and Mark of copying
Episode 2: Love Island twins stick boot into country singer
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