The Block 2022 is set to be rocked by a second cheating scandal, with Omar Slaimankhel and Oz Malik accused of having tradies work for them for free.

The 18th instalment of the hit renovation show has already been rocked by impropriety, with Sharon Johal and Ankur Dogra slammed for “cheating” in a recent wine-making challenge.

Now, in a promo for Kitchen Week, it seems House Five faves Omar and Oz are the show’s next target.

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Omar Slaimankhel and Oz Malik are accused of having tradies work for them for free during The Block 2022 Kitchen Week. Source: Nine.

In a teaser for the upcoming episodes, the arrival of two-time The Block star Ronnie Caceres sees some “dodgy dealings” uncovered.

The notorious sh*t-stirrer soon suspects that Omar and Oz have friends and family working for them to avoid excess spending.

“I counted 17 trades at House Five,” the seasoned renovator said, asking the boys: “Are these all your cousins?

“Something is not adding up.”

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Ronnie Caceres says he thinks the boys are being dodgy when it comes to their tradespeople. Source: Nine.

If the Sydneysiders have utilised free labour, the duo has a YUGE advantage over the other teams, because *technically* they are required to use their budgets to pay tradespeople to work for them.

Ronnie Caceres Faced a Similar Scandal During The Block 2021

In his second stint on the show in 2021, Ronnie was the subject of a similar scandal. It came after it was unveiled that his eldest son, Giordano, had been assisting on the worksite.

However, it was soon revealed that the teenager was working as part of a trade team, and therefore had been paid.

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