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The Block quitters HANG UP on Fitzy and Wippa

Joel and Elle left The Block after just 48 hours!
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It seems that The Block’s Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull have no interest in dishing out their side of the story after sensationally quitting the show after a mere 48 hours, much to the anger of host Scott Cam. 

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After Scott took aim at the pair earlier this week, Fitzy and Wippa spoke to him on Thursday’s show, where they revealed they had attempted to cold call Elle and Joel the day prior without much success.

“We rang them yesterday, Scotty we can’t even play the audio because there isn’t anything to play,” Wippa said.

Fitzy added, “Elle picked up the phone and said ‘This is Joel’s phone.’ And I said, ‘Hi Elle we’re looking for Joel, it’s Fitzy and Wippa here.’ And then Joel comes in and goes ‘Hi, how are you guys?’ And we introduced ourselves again and then bang, he was gone. He hung up. He’s not a fan of [our] show.”

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Elle and Joel left after just 48 hours on The Block. (Credit: Nine)

Earlier in the year, it was revealed that the influencers 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?”

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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!”

Speaking to News.com.au, Scott added, “They didn’t give us a reason why they were leaving. They never mentioned anything to us about visiting their sick mother.

“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.”

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

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