Season 16 of The Block kicks off at 7pm Sunday August 23 on Nine.
Scott Cam returns as host of a Brighton-based season which features five period homes from the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. These will be transformed into five luxury homes on a 2761-square metre block.
The first ever shutdown of The Block, due to the upheaval of COVID-19, will also feature prominently in the storyline.
“We always change our show up and make it fresh and I think this is a great way of doing that, by having houses themed according to different decades,” says Cam.
“I love that we are getting back to renovating family homes as well. People can watch The Block and see what the contestants are doing and get inspired to do it themselves.”
Also returning are Shelley Craft, site foremen Keith and Dan, and judges – Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer.
The five couples chosen are:
Harry (57) and Tash (32) – The first father and daughter renovation duo, an IT manager and a social media project manager from Melbourne.
Sarah (27) and George (33) – Teacher and electrician from Sydney.
Daniel (35) and Jade (34) – Farmer and hairdresser from Wandearah in South Australia.
Luke (35) and Jasmine (36) – Chippy and teacher from Perth.
Jimmy (33) and Tam (31) – Plumber and bar manager from Brisbane.
At stake is $100,000 for the winner of The Block plus whatever profits their home can make on auction day.
Filming has been completed -save for the all-important auction. There is not expected to be any Open House on site this year.