The Block co-host Shelley Craft has shared new details about what fans can expect to see in the 2023 season after the controversial outcome on this year’s show.
It has already been revealed that the Blockheads will return to Hampton, a ritzy suburb in Melbourne where the 2021 season was filmed.
Speaking exclusively with Daily Mail Australia, Shelley explained there will be plenty of scandals in store.
‘We have to go bigger and better every year… God, help next year’s contestants!’ she said.
‘Look, there’ll certainly be twists and turns. You can’t really go from what we’ve just created backwards.’
‘I don’t know what the producers have in mind,’ Shelley added. ‘It’ll certainly be a wonderful ride. And the casting is always sensational – Lucky Price, our casting director, does the most phenomenal job in finding great Aussies that are just willing to give it a crack.
‘We certainly saw that this year, we had awesome contestants that made brilliant TV and certainly gave Australia something to look forward to watching.
‘So fingers crossed for another cracker (season) next year!’
Shelley, who owns a mid-century style beach shack in Byron Bay, also reflected on her time on The Block: Tree Change this year.
She said it was great to experience what another regional Australian town has to offer.
‘I loved it. I live in a regional town myself,’ she said.
‘I really appreciate what a tree change has done for my family and my life and I encourage everyone, even if they aren’t making the move themselves, to at least go and explore our regional towns.’
The TV presenter noted she’s thankful she didn’t have to participate in any renovations after brutal bad weather left some team’s rooms unfinished during challenges.
‘I don’t have to stomp around in the mud for 20 hours a day. So I had a great time!’ she added.
‘I’d like to think, with hindsight, that all the contestants can look back on it and say that they had a life changing experience as well – not just for the money, but just the time on The Block.’
All five Gisborne homes went under the hammer two weeks ago with reserve prices of $4.08million, which was more than double the median house price in the area.
Three were sold on auction day to frequent bidder Danny Wallis, and another was sold to businessman Adrian Portelli in a private sale a week later, leaving just Dylan and Jenny’s home on the market.
Omar and Oz offloaded their reno to frequent buyer Wallis for $5,666,666, walking away with a record-breaking profit of $1.6million.
Rachel and Ryan placed second with earnings of $169,000, while Tom and Sarah-Jane pocketed just $20,000.
Jenny and Dylan’s home was passed in, as was Sharon and Ankur’s, although the latter couple was able to secure a private sale less than a week after the auction.
As of Friday morning, Jenny and Dylan are still yet to find a buyer.