The Block's Elle Ferguson shocks co-star with savage move: 'Oh my God!'

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The Block's influencer couple Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull famously left the show after just 48 hours earlier this year, shocking the show's contestants and judges.

Now, it seems as though Elle is trying her best to avoid the show's stars at all costs, going so far as to block one of them.

The Block's Sarah-Jane Wilson shared that Elle Ferguson blocked her on Instagram after leaving the show after just 48 hours. Photo: Nine
The Block's Sarah-Jane Wilson shared that Elle Ferguson blocked her on Instagram after leaving the show after just 48 hours. Photo: Nine

Appearing on Weekend Today, contestant Sarah-Jane Wilson shared that Elle had blocked her on Instagram.

"You’ve had no contact with (Elle and Joel) since (they left)?" host Belinda Russell asked.

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"No, I got blocked. She blocked me on Instagram," Sarah-Jane quickly responded. "I went to show someone her (page) the other day, because they were like, ‘Who is this person?’

"And then I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve made it, I’ve made it in the world, a celebrity has blocked me’."

She also added that she wasn't surprised when she found out Elle and Joel left the show so early, adding, "I could tell that they were unhappy after judging."

The Block's influencer couple Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull
The Block's influencer couple Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull famously left the show after just 48 hours earlier this year, shocking the show's contestants and judges. Photo: Nine

"You don’t really spend much time (together) before that, you’re doing the challenge, so you’re busy. But at the judging, they seemed not too happy, there were a few little sentences that I heard and I thought, ‘Oh gosh …’ so no, I wasn’t surprised when they left."

Sarah-Jane has previously savaged influencers, telling The Block producers, "Social influencers … Some I respect obviously."

"Some make a huge career out of it! Look at your Kim Kardashians and your Rozalia Russians and people like that … Bec Judd! Good on them. But people who just go on shows to (boost their) social media, I don’t have time for that s**t. Like, don’t waste my time."

Sarah-Jane then pointed out Elle had 600,000 followers on Instagram, before hitting out at them again.

"She's got s***loads of money – why are they here?" she continued.

Scott Cam slams influencers

Scott Cam
Scott Cam has slammed Block quitters Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull, revealing they 'left in the middle of the night' with no explanation. Photo: Nine

Host Scott Cam slammed the influencer couple prior to the show airing, saying they left in the middle of the night with no explanation.

While the couple has insisted they left filming of The Block Tree Change because Joel's mother Trish had fractured her neck during a fall at her home in Adelaide, but Scott revealed the influencer couple didn't even tell anyone they were leaving.

"They didn’t give us a reason why they were leaving. They never mentioned anything to us about visiting their sick mother," Scott told news.com.au.

Scott shared that production flew Elle and Joel to Adelaide before The Block started and put them in a hotel so they could see Joel's mum, but they returned to Victoria and "said everything's fine".

The host added that the cast and crew were shocked to find out the couple had left.

"They never spoke to us, they just left in the middle of the night," he said.

"I still don’t know why they left. They never mentioned their sick mother in the 48 hours before they left, or after they left. The executive producer spoke to them (after they left) and they didn’t mention their sick mother then either."

Scott then explained that if Joel and Elle had shared their reason for needing to leave, The Block would have temporarily shut down production for them to be with their family, adding it's been done in the past.

Joel and Elle have since slammed the claims, saying they left the show after the first challenge due to a genuine family emergency.

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