Nick flew in from interstate and was seen doing several tasks on the building site, without getting an induction or being paid, with other teams and viewers slamming the couple over their unfair advantage.
"It’s like the gods were aligned this week for my dad to be in town," Steph told the cameras. "This was a really hard week, and having someone that you trust there, that’s qualified also... he was just the perfect person."
Leah and Ash were particularly unimpressed by Nick's presence, especially due to the fact they weren't sure whether or not he wasn't being paid or had an induction, while Kristy was annoyed by the fact Nick continued working while Steph had gone to bed late one night.
While Eliza and Liberty didn't see Nick, they told the cameras, "I didn't see any of this, so did it happen? If it did, if he wasn't inducted, if he was installing a shower screen and he's not a glazier, and if he's not being paid – well, I don't like to be dramatic, but yeah, that's cheating."
"And in comes dad to the rescue, no wonder Gian and Steph struggle, they don't have to adult yet," one fan wrote on Twitter.
"Steph serving big nepo baby energy," another said.
"I think Steph was about to have a breakdown. Dad may have been called in to save her wellbeing/marriage... but he shouldn't be working without induction process," a third added.
Other teams were also left fuming over Steph's dad helping the pair, however, some fans defended the pair.
"Funny that the mean girls b***hing about Steph’s dad helping are the ones who have qualified tradies as husbands," one user pointed out. "Ash is a builder and Brett is a tiler - how is that fair on the other teams?"
"Giving people an edit like they seem to be doing with one pair already is verging on bullying, especially so early in the series," another wrote on Reddit. "It’s a real turn off."
Some Reddit users also pointed out that Omar and Oz also had the help of family and friends last year on the show.
"I believe this is one of the reasons they have now communal trades," one user said. "And the ability to cause drama is people 'hog' trades."
While Steph and Gian had her dad's help, they sadly still placed last with a score of 20.5 out of 30, an improvement on the 14 they received for their kids' room.
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