The current season of “The Block” is making headlines due to increasing tension between the contestants.
And now it has been revealed that the controversial show’s finale has been changed due to bullying complaints.
Accordingly Yahoo LifestyleThe show had a more dramatic ending, but Channel Nine decided to change it at the last minute.
“This isn’t how the series was originally supposed to end… Major changes have been made to protect the brand,” an insider told the publication.
The changes meant that some contestants weren’t shown as much as others in final episodes and there was “no good, overarching storyline.”
The block bombshell: Producers were forced to make ‘big changes’ when changing the show’s ending… after ACMA received multiple complaints against Channel Nine’s final season
“It’s confusing for viewers as the fan favorites are now behaving out of character,” the source added.
This comes after it was revealed that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) had been inundated with complaints about the current season of The Block.
In just one week, ACMA registered a total of 28 complaints.
An ACMA spokesperson told The Australian earlier this month: “Most investigations involved allegations of bullying, harassment and the promotion of anti-social behavior between participants.”
According to Yahoo Lifestyle, the show had a more dramatic ending, but Channel Nine decided to change it at the last minute
However, Nine’s television director Michael Healy makes no apology for this approach and says this season’s ratings speak for themselves.
“The Block is an unrivaled powerhouse in Australian television. “The fact that more than 40% of the country watched this series is a phenomenal achievement.”
“We never take our viewers’ loyalty for granted and look forward to delivering the current season to a brilliant crescendo before an unprecedented 20th season in 2024.”
“This isn’t how the series was originally supposed to end.” “Big changes have been made to protect the brand,” an insider told the publication