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The Block 2024 Everything you need to know

The Block 2024 promo has landed....welcome to Block Island!

Are you ready to celebrate 20 years of The Block? What better place to celebrate than Victoria's Phillip Island! We will be back on your TV screens straight after the Olympics but in the meantime join us for a taster of what's to come on Block Island!

 

The Block Shop launches gallery on Phillip Island

Exciting news for fans of The Block! The Block Shop has just announced the launch of its very own art gallery on Phillip Island, in collaboration with Clay & Co.

This gallery provides this year's Block contestants with the opportunity to shop for their artwork locally and if you happy to be passing through - it's also open to the public. Located at Clay & Co's Phillip Island showroom at 4 Shorland Way in Cowes, the gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm. 

Pop down and say hi to our team and you may just run into a contestant or two choosing artworks for their houses!

 

Neale Whitaker steps down as a judge in 2024

Neale Whitaker has confirmed he is permanently handing his judging baton over to Marty Fox for the 2024 season of The Block.

In an Instagram post made today, Neale confirmed that he has made the decision to spend as much time at home as possible to support his partner David, who is unwell.

 

“We all hoped that by this year I would be able to return full-time to the show but life doesn’t always run to schedule. David gets stronger with each passing month but my decision remains to be at home as much as possible, said Neale.

Neale has however kept fans happy by confirming that he will be making some guest appearances during this year’s show. 

“So while you’ll see me on Phillip Island from time to time, I’ve handed my judging sheet permanently to Marty Fox (who stepped in so brilliantly last season) and I know he will have a blast with Shaynna and Darren as I did for 17 years.

Neale also took the time to thank The Block creators Julian and Cress and David Barbour for having faith in him all those years ago, his fellow judges who have become good friends and the entire production team and crew.

The Block filming has started: Here is what we know

It has been confirmed that contestants and crew are onsite on Phillip Island filming the 20th Anniversary season of Australia’s favourite renovating show, The Block.

The Block 2024 is filming on Victoria’s Phillip Island, and for the first time, contestants will be building holiday houses.

Show executive producer and co-creator Julian Cress revealed the news, after filming began on the 20th season, an enormous feat in Australian television.

Filming taking place on Phillip Island with Judges, Shaynna Blaze, Darren Palmer and Marty Fox, contestants on site, Darren Palmer, Scott Cam and Shelley Craft filming the promo and The Block Logo, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the much loved TV show.

 

“The longevity of the show stems from the fact we are able to make it in a different location so it remains fresh,” Cress said. “So, this year we are doing holiday houses for the first time.”

“Building the perfect holiday home for an Australian family is a new project and requires a new way of thinking. I personally am very excited to see the final products. “

Here is what we have found out so far: Block Fan @theblockinatorblog on instagram revealed an image of contestants throughout the first week of filming. 

Alongside imagery on Facebook Block Fan sites, confirming that judges, Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Marty Fox will be returning this season. 

“We will never forget the contribution made by Neale Whitaker and he certainly won’t be missing out on some appearances on the 20th season as well.”

Cress revealed that the season would also feature guest appearances from previous contestants.

“We have so many amazing contestants whose lives have been changed significantly over the years, and in some cases, they have built global businesses off the back of their appearances on The Block. So we are going to make sure we invite many of them to appear on the show this year.”

Hosts Scotty Cam and Shelley Craft are already on Phillip Island with the contestants.

Buckle up Blockheads it sounds like we are in for a real celebration of The Block. We will be kicking off our own trip down memory lane soon, so stay tuned!

 

The Block set to kick off in Phillip Island, here's what we know!

 

The internet confirmed what we have all been waiting to hear! The Block 2024 is about to commence filming!

The Block is entering it's 20th Season which is astounding in itself. Still Australia's number one rated renovation show all these years on.

First up keen Block Fans noticed that Host Scott Cam had hinted at his departure from home, on his @scottycamofficial instagram account, saying "Family goodbye lunch for you know where..." and with the much loved co-host Shelley Craft, confirming her impending arrival also saying "See you soon!"

Next up was keen Block Fan, The Blockinator Blog, with his sneaky pap style shots on Instagram confirming that work is well and truly underway on site. 

We look forward to celebrating the iconic television show, The Block, and all of it's highlights over the 20 years, stay tuned we have SO much instore for our Block Fans!

The Block 2024 commencesImages from @scottycamofficial and @theblockinatorblog on Instagram confirm filming of The Block 2024, 20th Anniversary season is days away from starting.

 

 

Casting call UPDATE!

The Block Shop can confirm that not all places have been filled for the 20th Anniversary of The Block 2024, as previously reported, BUT IT WON'T BE LONG! 

So if you are on the shortlist somewhere across Australia, keep that phone close by because you could get that life changing call from Lucky SOON!

 

The Block 2024 is about to kick off it's 20th season!

The Block 2024 work siteImages from @theblockinatorblog on Instagram show the frames of The Block 2024 houses going up!

 

The Nine in Six building team kicked off work on The Block's 20th season on Phillip Island late in 2023. Things have been kept under wraps after the team built a very large fence to keep keen eyes away before filming kicks off.

Filming has been confirmed to start in February this year, meaning The Blockheads of 2024 will have been chosen and notified and will be eagerly creating their own Phillip Island Block Pinterest boards I'm sure!

As The Block's 20th season prepares to kick off we cannot wait to take a trip down memory lane over the coming months of filming. There is no denying The Block has been a great launch pad for some now very famous faces!

Pictures this week have surfaced of the frames of houses at Phillip Island which confirms the Blockheads will be working on new builds!

Every year the casting director, Lucky from Lucky Break Creative, has the job of selecting the Block cast, last year saw a melting pot of drama, and a divide right down the centre, other years have produced life changing friendships. 

The Block 2024 Cast has been selectedWith Block auditions closing late 2023, and filming set to kick off next month the contestants of 2024 will be preparing for the moment they arrive on Phillip Island, let's face it, The Block has produced some pretty famous faces to live up to!

 

One thing is for sure we are VERY excited for this season, with talk looming of an all star cast, who would you watch again? 

Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest information as we get it on The Block 2024. Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter here, to keep up with all of The Block action and a recap of the last 20 years!!!!

 

 

The Block 2023 is about to wrap up for the season but fear not plans are already in place for the 20th season of The Block and we are VERY excited for this one!

 

As one season is set to wrap we look forward to seeing what 2024 will bring, The Block remains Australia's favourite renovation show and celebrates their 20th season in 2024 and The Block Family are PUMPED! This is going to be BIG!

 

We're just days away from Charming Street's Auction Day on Sunday evening, marking the end of another cracking season.But for all you mega fans of The Block, fear not – the show is officially returning for 2024 in a brand new location. The Block's 20th season will be taking part on Phillip Island, a popular seaside escape 90 minutes away from Melbourne in Victoria.

Executive producer Julian Cress told The Block Shop: "Nothing is more important to us than delivering an incredible season for our 20th anniversary"

"It's such a big milestone for us and we are absolutely delighted that we found the perfect location in such a wonderful holiday destination in Phillip Island"

"We've purchased a holiday park just around the corner from the world famous Penguin Parade, and so far the community has shown huge support for us and we are hoping for a really warm welcome for our new crop of contestants in the 20th year."

Here's everything we know so far about the new season, as we patiently await the biggest night of The Block this Sunday:

 

"It's such a big milestone for us and we are absolutely delighted that we found the perfect location in such a wonderful holiday destination in Phillip Island" Said Block producer Julian Cress.

 

Where is the 2024 season located?

It was confirmed in October 2023 that the home of The Block in 2024 will be on Phillip Island.

Just two hours from Melbourne and connected to the mainland via a bridge, Phillip Island offers residents the best of both worlds and is perfect for anyone hunting for a life in paradise.

It offers a bewitching blend of sleepy island life with metropolitan energy. It's a simple visit to the mainland to get your fix of the big city buzz... and when you're done, you can return to your gentle coastal paradise.

Images via realestate.com.au show a pool, tennis court and 10 buildings, the big question is what will they end up being? We actually cannot wait to see!

It may be an Island, but there's a lot to keep residents busy. Local shops and great cafes, walking trails, a winery, golf range and stunning parks and reserves makes this a truly spectacular place to live.

Phillip Island is already a holiday hotspot for Melbournians, and has become a household name across Australia thanks to its spectacular coastal scenery, unique wildlife, family-fun activities and thick bushland.

The area is home to one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world, with one of the most popular tourist attractions being the Nature Park's Penguin Parade.

The Block 2024 will be located in Cowes which is to the north of the island, where the median house price is $796k according to realestate.com.au, let's wait and see what happens when The Block comes to town.

 

There's also the opportunity to spot fur seals up-close, hand-feed kangaroos and watch whales migrating past in the winter.

The area is home to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, which has become a must-visit for both auto-enthusiasts and general visitors thanks to its rich history and exhilarating events throughout the year.

Phillip Island is home to some of the best surfing spots in the country, as well as epic dining experiences and fishing spots. What's not to love?

Phillip Island is a great destination for our 2024 teams to renovate a home, and we can't wait to see what they create!

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