The Block might be a favourite for many, but it faced a scathing critique on the Channel 10 comedy quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention? this week.
During the episode, some of the nation’s most beloved comedians humorously roasted the renovation series.
When host Tom Gleisner posed questions about the renovation show’s upcoming twentieth season to contestants Ed Kavalee, Anne Edmonds, Kitty Flanagan, Celia Pacquola, and Sam Pang, their responses were nothing short of hilarious.
The comedic banter added an entertaining twist to the discussion after Gleisner asked: ‘The Block have announced the location for next year’s season, where will it be?’
Celia Pacquola, host of Thank God You’re Here, swiftly chimed in with, ‘Oh, the location of The Block, it’s just outside my interest.’
‘Fair enough,’ replied Tom as the audience erupted into applause.
Sam Pang contributed to the comedic banter by suggesting that the twentieth season of The Block would be filmed on Christmas Island.
However, it was Anne Edmonds who eventually provided the correct answer, identifying Phillip Island as the actual location.
When this moment was shared on social media, viewers flooded the comments expressing their sentiments, with many stating that they ‘100% agree’ with Celia’s take on The Block.
‘Biggest hardest laugh at this response when we watched it,’ one fan declared, while another agreed: ‘One of the funniest answers all year!’
‘Best one-liner answer from this series!!’ another comment read, while someone else expressed ‘She delivered that line so well.’
‘Loved this comment. My sentiments exactly,’ wrote one more.
Earlier this month, The Block’s producer Julian Cress has confirmed the 20th season will take place on Phillip Island.
The location for next season of the renovation show has been up in the air ever since producers were forced to pull the plug on their planned Daylesford renovations.
Now, the new luxury location has been locked in with next year’s contestants set to film at a resort on Phillip Island, reported TV Tonight.
‘The mayor of Phillip Island recently posted we were bringing the show down there. I’m as thrilled as he is,’ Julian told the online publication.
‘We obviously had our location previously lined up for Daylesford but that blew up. We were very, very lucky to be able to find a magnificent site in Phillip Island.’
He continued: ‘So far, from what I’ve seen, the feedback from the audience and the fans who’ve heard that we’re going there, they’re all thrilled to bits.’
Julian went on to say the location is particularly special to him as he spent many fond memories there while on holiday growing up, and he hopes fans will feel the same.
There was talk in September that The Block was set to film in Phillip Island after it was discovered Nine Network splashed millions on a resort there.
According to a report in the Herald Sun, a Channel Nine-owned company purchased Island Cove Villas for a whopping $9.5million.
The property is situated two and a half hours from Melbourne, and features nine homes, a communal pool, a BBQ pavilion, tennis court and a children’s playground.
It is just a short drive from the penguin parade on the Island, and is described as ‘breathtaking from the moment you arrive’.
A new batch of Blockheads will be tasked to transform the resort after plans for a season in Daylesford were scrapped.
The show had to pull the plug on the picturesque country town of Daylesford for its highly anticipated 20th season after production was driven out by locals.
‘We’ve had so many successful series in so many different locations, but we don’t go where we are not welcome,’ a production insider told Herald Sun.
‘Especially for the 20th series of The Block, which is so important.’