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The Block 2024: Surprising details revealed as applications open for new season

The reality show will celebrate its twentieth season next year.

This year’s season of The Block may have only started airing a few weeks ago, but applications for the show’s milestone twentieth season in 2024 are now officially open.

Channel Nine announced this week that they are looking for “enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking” teams of two to compete in next year’s edition of the popular renovation reality series.

The Block's Shelley Craft and Scott Cam.
Applications for The Block’s milestone twentieth season are now open. Photo: Channel Nine

What are the criteria for The Block 2024 applications?

  • Couples must be available to film for 12 weeks from late February 2024

  • You won’t be able to work while filming, but you will be paid a weekly fee to cover basic living expenses

  • Previous home renovation experience is encouraged but not required

  • Applications must be finished by October 15, and final shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late January

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Where is The Block 2024 being filmed?

While the location for season 20 is yet to be confirmed, the Herald Sun reported in May that the reality show will take place in Daylesford, Victoria, which is located an hour and a half from Melbourne.

The publication claimed production “has been scoping out vacant land in and near Daylesford” and plans to have each of the five homes renovated on 3/4 acre blocks.

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The Block judges Neale Whitaker, Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Marty Fox.
Neale Whitaker has confirmed he will be returning to the show as a full-time judge in 2024. Photo: Channel Nine

Who are the judges on The Block 2024?

Although he stepped back from this year’s season to help his partner David through ill health, Neale Whitaker recently confirmed that he will be returning as a full-time judge next year.

“The best news of all is that David is making a great recovery, and I’m looking forward to returning to The Block full-time for the show’s 20th anniversary season in 2024,” he wrote on Instagram in July.

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It’s currently unconfirmed if Shaynna Blaze or Darren Palmer will return, however, they’re likely to feature in the show’s upcoming season after serving as judges for the past decade.

Meanwhile, Scott Cam recently signed a new “multiple-year deal” with the Nine Network following speculation that he would be leaving The Block, seemingly confirming his return for season 20.

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