The Block's Scott Cam has revealed he wants to make some drastic changes to the show's rules to stop the mistakes of this season spilling over to the next.
Speaking with fellow Block star Shelley Craft on the show's official podcast, Scott said he was frustrated by the teams' constant overspending and would be looking into a way to stop the contestants from going so wildly over budget in the next seasons.
"They just keep spending. Shell, I think we might have to change the rules next year," the host said, leaving Shelley surprised, given the contestants are on a tighter budget than ever before.
"We’ve already reduced the budget so they only get what they can spend that week. Remember when they used to get the entire budget upfront, and some of them would blow that by week four? At least with these guys, they’re only blowing the week that they’ve got. What else can you do?" she questioned.
"Well, they only get, say, $25,000 for a bathroom. But they might spend $35,000 – and then the bill comes in the following week," he said. "I’m going to have a meeting about this. I’ve already discussed it with some people … We’re going to have a meeting, and I don’t know what we’re going to do. We’re going to make some changes."
He didn't share how he thought The Block would be able to monitor teams' budgets more closely, but it has definitely been an issue for some of the teams this season.
Sharon and Ankur were "cut off" by Cam after overspending by $53,000.
"You guys have an encyclopaedia of unpaid bills," Cam told them, adding he'd have to cancel their credit cards and lock their accounts.
"Some of our contestants this year say ‘It can’t be done, we can’t finish this.’ As I’ve said many times before, we only need one team to finish, and that means it can be done," Cam added on the podcast.
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