The Block sets return date for 2020 season

Australia’s longest running reality program, The Block, returns for an incredible 16th season later this month.


In the smash-hit renovation program, five couples have to convert five run-down houses into five opulent homes.

In a new twist, The Block 2020 will take viewers on a five-decade time warp from the dawn of the 20th century to the post-war boom of the 1950s. Five period homes from the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, all in decrepit condition, will be transformed by five couples on a huge block of land in the heart of Brighton – one of the most sought after locales in bayside Melbourne.

Celebrating 20 years on Australian television, Scott Cam is back as host of the award-winning program that consistently features among the highest rating shows on television.

“Every year we aim to give viewers something new and I know that Australia will fall in love with our latest series as we step back in time to last century,” he said.

“Filmed during the onset of the pandemic, this season has more drama and emotion than we’ve ever seen. Plus, the quality of the finished rooms will blow you away. Strap yourself in for a Block like you’ve never seen before.”

While previously conquering all manner of logistical challenges, no one could ever have anticipated the curveball that is COVID-19.

The deadly virus, which is still wreaking a devastating impact on our daily lives, caused the first ever shutdown of The Block. Audiences will have a front-row seat to witness the extraordinary way the program was able to resume production as the world wrestled with the effects of the pandemic.

Scott Cam will once again be joined by his co-host, co-host, Shelley Craft, site foremen Keith and Dan, and Australia’s three beloved renovation judges, Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer.

The five couples chosen from a record-breaking number of entries for The Block 2020 are:

  • Harry (57) and Tash (32) – The first ever father and daughter renovation duo, an IT manager and a social media project manager from Melbourne.
  • Sarah (27) and George (33) – Teacher and electrician from Sydney.
  • Daniel (35) and Jade (34) – Farmer and hairdresser from Wandearah in South Australia.
  • Luke (35) and Jasmine (36) – Chippy and teacher from Perth.
  • Jimmy (33) and Tam (31) – Plumber and bar manager from Brisbane.

Up for grabs for the winning team is $100,000, plus each couple pocket the difference between the sale price and the reserve on their property on the all-important auction day.

Buckle up and prepare to be taken on a remarkable renovation voyage through the decades.

7.00pm Sunday, August 23, on Nine and 9Now.