EXCLUSIVE: The Block contestants 'devastated' by their edits as 'an all out war is brewing' on the show

This year's The Block has been called one of the most 'toxic' seasons to ever go to air.

It’s been one of the most controversial series of The Block to ever go to air, with viewers slamming the ‘toxic behaviour’ witnessed on the show and swearing they’re turning off because of this.

Now, an insider has revealed to Yahoo Lifestyle that some of the contestants have been left ‘devastated’ by their edit and warned that we haven’t even reached the tip of the drama yet.

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The Block contestants have been left 'devastated' by their edits. Photo: Channel Nine

“An all out war is brewing,” the insider told us.

“Big problems start small and we are only being teased with the actual drama that unfolds in coming weeks.”


According to our source, some of the contestants on the show were cast specifically to lock heads, however no one predicted how much they would clash.

“Building houses will always be the priority for the producers but even they will admit the drama between the women this year seemed to pull focus,” the source said.

“The tension which keeps building as the series goes on has also shocked the contestants.

“What happened during filming isn't matching most of the contestants' ideas on who would be popular with viewers. I'd say it is almost in reverse.”

While we’re only halfway through the series, it’s believed some contestants are already thinking of how they can turn their image around in time for the auctions in November.

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According to an insider, some of the contestants are looking to revamp their images before the auctions roll around. Photo: Channel Nine
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'Toxic behaviour' takes over

It comes after the reality series has been slammed this year for focusing too much on the contestants’ “toxic behaviour” rather than their renovations.

Viewers on Reddit claimed they're finding it hard to watch the show this year due to the "snarky comments and bullying".

Others agreed that the drama is “tiring” and they prefer to watch the show online so they have the ability to “skip through all the toxicity”.

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