The Block host Scott Cam says Elle Ferguson and her fiancé Joel Patfull ’caused chaos’ when they quit the show after just two days
Scott Cam made headlines when he called Elle Ferguson and her fiancé Joel Patfull ‘unAustralian’ at the Logie Awards for quitting the show after just 48 hours.
And The Block host, 59, addressed his controversial comments during a media event in country Victoria on Friday, revealing how he was simply just ‘me being me’.
‘Obviously I wish Joel and Elle success in the future. It’s just that they created a fair bit of chaos for us here in the first 48 hours,’ he said.
The Block host Scott Cam (pictured), 59, revealed how Elle Ferguson and her fiancé Joel Patfull ’caused chaos’ when they quit the show after just two days
Scott went on to reveal the chaos that ensued behind-the-scenes following their abrupt exit.
‘The show… we put a lot of time and money into the start of our show and then we had to rejig the whole thing… the whole promos had to be re-shot.
‘It was just a lot of angst on our part when they just parted the way they did.’
Scott explained what went on behind-the-scenes following Elle and Joel’s abrupt exit during a media event in country Victoria on Friday. Pictured: Elle and Joel
Scott said ‘the great news’ is that they ‘got another couple to come and they’re terrific’.
At Sunday night’s Logie Awards, Scott slammed the couple’s decision to leave the show because of a family emergency as ‘unAustralian’ and ‘p**s poor’.
Elle, 36, and Joel, 37, downed tools in April – just 48 hours into production – after his mother suffered a nasty fall at home in Adelaide.
‘The show… we put a lot of time and money into the start of our show and then we had to rejig the whole thing… the whole promos had to be re-shot,’ he said. ‘It was just a lot of angst on our part when they just parted the way they did’
Scott had told TV Tonight on the Logies red carpet: ‘We had a 48-hour challenge to choose the house that you get and they scarpered after 48 hours.
‘It’s something that’s never happened before.
‘Forty-five thousand people applied to be on The Block and win life-changing money. These guys got on and they just couldn’t handle the pace after 48 hours.
‘Which to me is a bit unAustralian! Have a go! It’s p**s poor.’
The couple made the difficult decision to leave the Channel Nine renovation show in April after Joel’s mum Trish fractured her neck during a fall at her home in Adelaide.
Scott said at the Logie Awards on Sunday that the couple’s decision to leave the show because of a family emergency was ‘unAustralian’ and ‘p**s poor’
The former AFL star’s mother reportedly broke her coccyx and fractured her wrist.
After their exit, Elle shared a photo to Instagram of the pair’s suitcases at Melbourne Airport, and captioned it: ‘Wherever you are in the world, whatever you are doing, family always comes first.’
A Nine spokesperson confirmed their departure to Daily Mail Australia, saying: ‘Over the weekend, we were surprised to have one of our new contestant teams depart The Block a few days into filming for the upcoming season.
‘We wish them all the best for the future and we’re excited to cast two new Aussies for the opportunity of a lifetime on The Block. The Block Tree Change will air as scheduled later this year.’
After their exit, Elle shared this photo to Instagram of their suitcases at Melbourne Airport, and wrote: ‘Wherever you are in the world, whatever you are doing, family always comes first’
She also shared a black-and-white image of Joel sitting with their luggage as they prepared to catch a flight to Adelaide