Alex Cracknell

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Scotty Cam on what’s in store for The Block during lockdown

Scotty Cam on what’s in store for The Block during lockdown

The 2020 season of The Block will be unlike any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Production was brought to a grounding halt in March, with the cast and crew returning to the show's new $15million site in Melbourne's Brighton in May.

And speaking to Realestate.com.au on Monday ahead of Sunday's premiere, host Scott Cam was unsure about what may happen to production on the 2021 season.

When asked whether there's been “any word yet” on filming for 2021, the 57-year-old said: “It's too early to tell - I have no idea about next year and what the story is.

“I don't even know about this year's auction. It's in November, and we still aren't sure! Hopefully, in three month’s time things are different, but you never know.”   

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Scott explained how the 2020 season will be different in an interview with The Daily Telegraph's Stellar magazine.

He said: “Our show is a construction and real estate show, but this year I think it's also a bit of a documentary about what Australia has gone through.

“We did five weeks [of filming] and shut the whole thing down for six weeks, which has never been done before, and then we had to work out how to come back. 

“That was a really difficult thing, so when we do come back, it's a very different show again.” 

Extra precautions have been taken on set as a result of COVID-19, Scott told Stellar. There is a clinic with a full-time nurse, temperature checks and flu shots.  

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For this year's season, five rundown houses dating from the 1930s to 1960s were relocated to a $15million plot of land in Brighton.

Teams have been tasked with renovating one of the old properties, bringing it into the 21st century.

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