The set spy says that the affected contestant appeared “exhausted” at the point when they were instructed to self-isolate.
The insider explains that the crew were shocked to see the contestant, who normally leads a “very healthy lifestyle” to suddenly be struck down so severely, leading to grave concerns about whether a positive test result could derail the entire show.
As has already been widely reported, the hit reality renovation series is ultimately forced to down tools well before the midway point of the competition. Is a positive test result the tipping point for The Block shutdown?
“We’ve got no open for inspections this year for the first time in 16 seasons so that’ll be unusual, and we still don’t know what’s going to happen with the auction at this stage,” he says.
This news will be heartbreaking for the show’s contestants who renovated five homes under even more stressful than usual conditions this year.
The show initially filmed for five weeks in March, then as a result of the lockdown, production was put on hold until May, when filming resumed for another two months.
Scotty hopes the situation will have changed again by November when the properties are set to go to auction. “Let’s hope things improve by then.”
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