Channel Nine aired the nerve-wracking auction day grand finale of The Block on Sunday, which saw serial bidder Adrian ‘Mr Lambo’ Portelli buy several houses.
And upset viewers quickly took to social media to lash out at the auction results, accusing the show of not being honest with viewers.
‘Same bidders every year. Yeah, not set up or rigged at all,’ one upset viewer sniped.
‘This was all the evidence I needed that the auctions were rigged! Nine making sure House 3 makes barely any money for their behavior and drumming up drama for the middle,’ a second person added.
‘It’s giving rigged vibes for sure,’ a third person chipped in and a fourth added: ‘The Block is a joke, they’re not real auctions.
‘They get the same bidders in every year and of course they make money. Ever since they had the year no one won it’s been rigged’.
This year’s auction saw series regulars Danny Wallis and Adrian Portelli enter into a bidding war with each other to purchase individual houses.
Portelli successfully bid on three of the houses while Wallis did not purchase a property this year.
Tensions were high during the finale, which saw married couple Kristy and Brett lash out after only making a small profit on their property.
Meanwhile, fellow Blockheads Leah and Ash were left equally devastated when bids on their house failed to reach their reserve price, meaning it was passed in, under the hope it can be sold later on.
Elsewhere on the episode, Steph and Gian were the runaway winners with their house selling for an incredible $5million.
They walked away with $1.65 million profit plus prize money of $100,000, bringing their total earnings to a record breaking $1.75 million.
Steph and Gian’s House 4 was first to auction, and it was a tense time for the pair, who called their $3.35 million reserve ‘hell’ and feared they would not make money on the sale.
The bidding quickly reached $4million thanks to serial bidder Danny Wallis, but the action was halted after a woman fainted during the auction and was taken to hospital.
After the pause, the bidding stalled at $4million, before jumping a million dollars straight up to $5million – and the hammer fell, with House 4 sold.
The house was sold to Adrian Portelli, known as ‘Mr Lambo’, who said he wanted to prove he was a real bidder after controversy last season.