Nine announces massive change coming to The Block

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The Block is set to look a little different in 2022 with Channel Nine announcing a major change for next year's season of the popular renovation reality series.

Announced at Nine’s 2022 Upfronts, The Block will head to the bush for its 18th season, to transform a set of country houses into someone’s great Australian dream.

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The Block is taking on a country reno in 2022. Photo: Channel Nine

For the next season Nine bought acreage in Victoria, after the last few season's have been filmed within Melbourne's city limits.

The current season is The Block: Fans V Faves and has been dominating in the ratings - on Wednesday Night it drew 810k viewers, compared to 654K for SAS Australia, and 474K for Channel 10's new show Making It.

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Earlier this month, this season of The Block was rocked by a cheating scandal which blew up on the show, after it was revealed a photo of the production schedule had been circulating among some of the contestants since week one.

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The Block: Fans V Faves is currently on air. Photo: Instagram/ronnieandgeorgia

The drama eventually saw contestants Luke and Josh and Tanya and Vito lose two points each during the following room reveal, though some viewers didn't think the penalty for cheating was enough.

Among the announcements, it was also revealed that The Block judge Shaynna Blaze is also getting her own new show.

Country Home Rescue will see Shaynna - who was also the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice in 2020 - and her children embark on the restoration of a dilapidated historical home in regional Victoria.

The current season of The Block continues on Channel Nine and 9Now on Sunday at 7pm.

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