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The Block 2017 return date confirmed

Posted: 12 July 2017 7:13 am

blockcast1Nine has revealed the new season of The Block will premiere on 30 July.

The Block 2017 will pit contestants against each other to renovate five heritage homes relocated to the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick. Nine has confirmed the show will take the 7pm Sunday slot from Australian Ninja Warrior following its three-week run, TV Tonight has reported.

Block co-host Shelley Craft said the new season presents a unique challenge to the contestants.

“Every house is different. These houses face north and south. Some are larger than others and some have extra rooms, which means we are going to see five very different finished properties,” Craft said.

Domain managing editor Alice Stolz said this season’s suburb, Elsternwick, is becoming increasingly popular, drawing spill-over from areas such as Elwood, Rippon Lea, Caufield and Brighton.

“Elsternwick ranked 6th in The Age’s most recent most liveable Melbourne suburbs list, up from 24th spot in 2011. This surge in popularity is reflected in the growing house prices in the suburb. For discerning buyers, Elsternwick is high on the list with its proximity to the CBD, multiple public transport options, top schools, high culture and seriously good restaurants as well as the bay just 10 minutes away,” she said.

Image: Nine

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