The Block 2023: Debate rages online after fan suggested bizarre rule change
A Facebook fan has sparked a heated debate online after proposing a bizarre rule change for The Block.
Instead of following the current format, with each group of contestants completing their houses, the viewer says that the Blockheads should swap houses midway through the series.
Competitors would then be scored after completing the houses.
After the fan posted the strange suggestion on a Facebook fan page, viewers branded the suggestion “unfair” and “cruel”.
However, other fans thought the proposal was worthwhile and “interesting”, especially as the current season of the Channel Nine hit was called “too easy” by some followers after new rules were announced.
A Facebook fan has sparked a heated debate online after proposing a bizarre rule change for The Block. Pictured: presenter Scott Cam
A “great idea,” one fan gushed about the proposed format change, while another agreed:
“That would be an interesting watch!”
One fan remarked, “That would be so cruel…but I kind of like it.”
Still, others on the fan side felt the format change wouldn’t work and took the opportunity to cast shadows on some of the current contestants
“I’d leave in a heartbeat if I’m stuck on house two or three, they take a lot of work to get to market,” said one fan.
“I would feel sorry for those who got Leah and Ash’s house,” agreed another viewer.
Still, one fan on the Facebook page appeared to mock any proposed format change, suggesting the Blockheads should “swap partners” and have the ability to “vote out” Survivor-style contestants.
Instead of following the current format where each group of contestants completes their houses, the viewer says that the Blockheads should swap houses midway through the series – the contestants would then be scored for the completed houses. Pictured: A scene from the block
This comes after current fans and past contestants attacked The Block last month after the reality hit announced new rules for contestants.
Fools are getting their full $250,000 budget this year, as well as their full schedule.
Additionally, presenter Scott Cam said attendees will have access to on-site electricians and plumbers, with trades to be paid for in advance.
After Channel Nine announced the changes on Instagram, former Block stars Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson slammed the new rules.
“This year’s block is a walk in the park!” the couple wrote on The Block’s message board.
“That would have been great, oh yeah, and the roof/walls and bed for sleeping look great too,” they continued.
It comes after fans and followers complained that the Blockheads had it “easy” this season after Scott Cam announced rule changes (pictured).
Fans joined in to cast shadows over the new rules.
“Competitors have it easy this year!” wrote one viewer.
Added: “Why don’t we just build it for them?” The block is far from where it started. It’s all about styling.’
“I have a feeling the contestants from the previous season will be watching this season and thinking it’s a lot easier than previous seasons,” added another fan.
A whiteboard previewing the full 2023 blueprint for Blockheads