“A bit un-Australian!” Scott Cam reveals shocking new details on The Block exit

“Why would you leave after two days?”
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Fans were surprised at how angry Scott Cam was in the latest sneak peek of The Block, after learning a team would be leaving to help a sick relative. 

Fans slammed the host for being unsympathetic, but now Scott Cam has revealed more details on the shocking fiasco. 

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Earlier in the year, it was revealed influencers Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull had quit the show during the first week of filming following a family emergency. 

In April, Ferguson took to social media explaining “Family always comes first.”

“Wherever you are in the world. Whatever you are doing. Family always comes first,” she posted to her Instagram stories from Melbourne airport.  

The new trailer teased the early-season drama, with Scott questioning, “Why would you leave after two days?”

Scott Cam
Season 18 will see Scott Cam renovate a house alongside the contestants for the first time ever. (Credit: Instagram)

Scott Cam doubled down on his attack in an interview with TV Tonight, telling the publication “We had a 48-hour challenge to choose the house that you get and they scarpered after 48 hours. It’s something that’s never happened before.”

“45,000 people applied to be on The Block and win life-changing money. These guys got on and they just couldn’t handle the pace after 48 hours … Which to me is a bit un-Australian!”

However, speaking to, Scott Cam has revealed the real reason why he was so surprised. 

“They didn’t give us a reason why they were leaving. They never mentioned anything to us about visiting their sick mother,” Scott said.

“In fact, we flew them to Adelaide before The Block started for a week, and put them up in a hotel so they could see (Joel’s mother), and they came back and said everything’s fine.”

The Block 2022 Contestants
(Credit: Nine)

According to Scott, the couple left in the middle of the night leaving both the cast and crew shocked. 

He also claims that the couple didn’t mention their sick mother in the 48 hours before they left, or even when speaking with the executive producer after they had exited the show.

Scott also reiterated that “family comes first” on The Block, reminding viewers that in past seasons they had shut down the show for a sick family. 

“I certainly wouldn’t be holding someone back from seeing their sick mother, that’s outrageous.”

Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull
Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull leave after 48 hours. (Credit: Nine)

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