AUCTION DAY BOMBSHELL! THEY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN
It’ll be mutiny if ‘lazy’ Jason and Sarah win The Block
Just days out from The Block’s all-important auction – and the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars – rumblings of discontent are mounting among the show’s paranoid and sleep-deprived contestants and beleaguered crew.
Behind closed doors, sources say Blockheads Ronnie and Georgia, Josh and Elyse, Sarah and Jason, Clint and Hannah and Sticks and Wombat are scrambling to negotiate secret deals, in case they end up with nothing after 12 weeks of souldestroying work come auction night. Or worse still, one of their enemies takes away the prize.
“Clint’s a very engaging personality, we’d consider anything that is offered,” says Hannah. “We’ve had sponsors reach out to us since starring on the show, saying they’d love to partner with us.”
Ronnie, meanwhile, has designs on a TV career. “Straight off the bat he was performing for the cameras,” a source tells. “How do you think he earned the nickname Mr Hollywood?! He’s doing everything in his power to make sure he scores a TV gig.”
But worse than walking away empty-handed would be if one of their rivals took out the prize
– and no one would rock the boat more than Jason and Sarah, who have been branded lazy and pig-headed, and even called upon by fans of the show to divorce.
“If Jason and Sarah were to win the show, the contestants and crew would absolutely lose it,” confides the source. “Jason has been the laziest of all the competitors and got ahead by taking advantage of people when they were in a weak spot. For him to win would be like a stab in the back, and there’s no doubt the frontrunners would kick off if they weren’t compensated.”
Even long-serving host Scotty Cam is worried that the show’s stars could revolt if the couple were to win.
“If Jason and Sarah took it, everybody would be upset,” he says. “In the Dux House series, Steve and Chantelle – whose house was certainly not the best on The Block, if not the worst – ended up winning it. They were struggling all the way through, the design of their apartment was pretty ordinary compared to the others, and they won $736,000. So Jason and Sarah could easily win.”
According to a set insider, “This has been the most difficult season anyone has been a part of. It’s been exhausting to deal with all the different egos and demands behind the scenes.” The insider adds the crew would almost certainly walk out if Jason and Sarah’s house got the highest bid, saying Scotty was near breaking point when they failed to finish their room. “When Jason and Sarah gave up and stopped working, I got very offended by that,” the host confirms. “Everyone was upset – the crew, the producers, the cameramen. I had to step in.”
EYE ON THE PRIZE
It’s not just Jason and Sarah who could ruffle feathers, though. With the feud between long-running rivals Georgia and Ronnie and Elyse and Josh reaching boiling point, things are turning nasty all over.
“There have been points during the show when I wouldn’t have been surprised if Josh and Ronnie had got into a punch-up, and there’s no doubt things will get heated on auction night,” reveals our insider.
“There’s some pretty heavy rivalry there,” a concerned Scotty, 54, adds. “I’m sure no one wants Ronnie and Georgia to win – that would kill them.
“There’s no doubt about it, they’re not liked by all the others. But Ronnie has always said, ‘I’m not here to make friends, I’m here to make some money and put my kids through private school.’
“It’s a competition to win $100,000,” says Scotty. “I don’t know what the others thought… maybe that they’re here to make friends? But at the end of the show you’ve got to go back to your real lives and, hopefully, you go back with some coin.”
Scotty was “very offended” by the couple’s behaviour.
Josh (left) and Elyse and Wombat and Sticks formed an alliance against Ronnie and Georgia and Hannah and Clint (below). JOINING FORCESJO NORTH SIDE