The Block's Luke and Josh get away with yet another rule violation, and viewers are furious.
Fans of The Block are already complaining about how the season has played out, despite the show's promise of "the biggest cheating scandal in TV history" this coming week.
The Block viewers have had it with one team getting away with cheating many times.
Outside of Luke and Josh being entangled in 'the largest cheating scandal in television history', which will be played out this coming week, they have breached three key rules in as many weeks without any consequences.
To make things even more interesting, in a series-first, they were also accused of knowing the show's schedule in advance.
There are many regulations the guys have broken, but there is a single one that judges appear to worry about.
When Luke and Josh used their tradies to paint in episode one, they breached the show's "golden rule" without apologies.
During the show, Scott Cam pointed out that the first rule in the "Block Bible" is that the candidates must paint their own blocks themselves.
Kirsty, a fellow contender, had brought this to the boys' attention, but they were unwilling to listen.
To which Luke replied: "Well since they're not here, maybe you should go and get your trades to help you paint while they're gone."
"There are dibber dobbers and there are others who look the other way," he fumed at the camera. They want to win, yet it is evident that they are competitive and want to succeed. As long as that's how she wants to play it, we won't mind."
Social media users quickly called them out, noting that any Block fan would be aware of the restriction.
Week two saw them leave the site for an all-nighter, only to explain that their basement had flooded and they had to spend the night somewhere else.
On the other hand, an on-site breath test revealed a different story, and the twins were instructed to sleep it off till they woke up from their hangover.
They had an unfair edge over the other candidates who were living in tents on the construction site, as foremen Dan and Keith pointed out.
Aside from a playful reprimand from host Scott Cam, the twins did not commit a single infraction and finished the week in a tight second place.
After being criticized for their "atrocious" efforts the week prior, the competitors were shocked to see that Luke had sought the help of his fiancée to arrange their master bedroom on Sunday's show.
Even though Luke was repeatedly asked how much help his fiancée had with the room's setup, he stated that she had no say in the outcome.
In contrast to last week's bathroom makeover though, his assurances were hard to believe when it came time to reveal the room's design.
Comparing the two
While The Block's architect objected to the brothers' decision to construct on the designated parking area, the feminine touch helped them win week three.
It didn't go over well with social media users.
There is no punishment or penalties for breaking two rules in a week. "That's right," a perplexed viewer responded.
Someone another said, "They've let them get away with three cheats now..."
"Why do the twins even show up at all?" asked one. So why not just hire metricon houses or something to do it everything for them & only show up on room reveal night?
Another person claimed they were 'astonished'.
How many times have those twins cheated and never been penalized for it? Keith Dan and Scotty don't give a fig about it any way. Why? What I want to know is if they'll get off the hook or if they'll be harshly punished. BS this year."
A set of regulations for competing on the show is provided to contestants, according to Channel 9.
- No help from any outside designer.
- Each contestant is required to paint their own piece of artwork.
- All trades must be paid at the award rate.
- Only 50% off any trading goods is allowed.
- Work ahead of time is not permitted
- No power tools after tools down.
Luke and Josh have already broken at least two records, and it appears like there will be more to follow.
It wasn't until Ronnie and Georgia, who finished in fourth place, found out that they'd gotten more than just styling help previous week.
As Ronnie put it, "I guess it helps to cheat."
You know exactly what rooms are coming up, and they know when the challenge days are coming up, so I guess cheating helps." Ronnie responded sarcastically, "That's terrific, lovely," as Georgia urged him, "Don't go there."
Is it possible that they've found out in some way because of his comment?
"They've known since the beginning," Ronnie said.
"Are you sure they've figured it out?" the producer said.
But the reality star shouted back, "I don't f**ing think, I know for sure."
"If it turns out that the twins did in fact know in advance what rooms were coming up, and they don't get thrown off the program," wrote one viewer on Twitter.