Five teams of Blockheads have descended upon yet another affluent Melbourne location for The Block 2021, putting down roots in the inner-city bayside suburb of Hampton as they go head to head renovating a series of five homes.

The Bronte Court location is a first for the renovation show, with the quiet cul-de-sac layout the first to be tackled by any contestants. In 2020, The Block producer Julian Cress told Nine Entertainment that they’d found “a new property that will… take the show to a new level and it’s something that we’ve always wanted to do,”

According to Domain, The Block producers paid more that $11.5 million (OMG!) for the five Hampton homes, which neighbour favoured suburb Brighton where the 2020 season was located.

This season of the hit show, which will see three ‘Fan’ teams go up against two teams of previous Block contestants, has already come under fire for wanting to make-over a house at 8 Bronte Court, which has a rare architectural design.

Local residents pushed for the house to be heritage protected to prevent any significant changes to be made to the property by Nine, after it was identified as being of architectural and aesthetic significance to the City of Bayside in 2008 according to Domain.

Long-time host Scott Cam is returning to head up the 2021 season, which will see past teams Mitch and Mark and Ronnie and Georgia return for a chance at taking out the $100K, in addition to any profits made at auction.

You can watch all the destructive drama unfold (property and contestant-wise) on Channel Nine and 9Now, Sunday at 7pm and Monday through Wednesday at 7:30pm.

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