The Block's Scott Cam responds to contestants fiery calls to SACK the judges


The Block’s Scott Cam responds to contestants’ fiery demands to SACK the judges on the renovation show


The Block’s Scott Cam has broken his silence on contestants’ fiery calls to replace the judges on the renovation show. 

Ahead of the auction on Saturday, the host explained to News.com.au that there was no merit to talk of firing Shaynna Blaze, Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer. 

‘The judges gave very constructive criticism,’ Scotty told the publication, after some of the stars made the bold claims upon receiving harsh criticism for their rooms.

Speculation: The Block's Scott Cam (right) broke his silence on fiery calls to replace the judges on the renovation show during an interview with News.com.au. (L) Shelley Craft

Speculation: The Block’s Scott Cam (right) broke his silence on fiery calls to replace the judges on the renovation show during an interview with News.com.au. (L) Shelley Craft 

Scott went on to say the judges were harsh as they wanted the teams to make money.  

‘The judges want them to make money, I want them to make money,’ he added.

‘The biggest thing that I would hate to see is somebody working that hard and not making a quid.’

Staying: 'The judges want them to make money, I want them to make money,' Scott said. 'The biggest thing that I would hate to see is somebody working that hard and not making a quid.' Pictured: Neale Whittaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer

Staying: ‘The judges want them to make money, I want them to make money,’ Scott said. ‘The biggest thing that I would hate to see is somebody working that hard and not making a quid.’ Pictured: Neale Whittaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer

Scott went on to explain that a lot of egos get hurt during the judging process, before defending the judges’ role.   

‘When the judges do go hard, they bruise some egos of the contestants, and they get upset and cranky at the judges and want them replaced, but at the end of the day the judges are right,’ he said.

The judges had a number of blow-ups with contestants this season – including with Josh and Luke Packham and Mitch and Mark. 

Not holding back! The judges had a number of blow-ups with contestants this season - including with Josh and Luke Packham and Mitch and Mark (pictured)

Not holding back! The judges had a number of blow-ups with contestants this season – including with Josh and Luke Packham and Mitch and Mark (pictured) 

In September, Mitch and Mark were left seething after criticism of their kitchen and pantry. 

After the design trio branded the layout ‘really dumb’ and ‘insane’ during the reveal with the pair opting for just a fridge and pantry ‘drawers’ for storage. 

Mitch stormed off the set and told them to ‘go f**k yourselves’ in an explosive piece to camera. 

Not impressed! Darren (right) agreed, describing the layout as 'dumb' for the kitchen, while Shaynna (centre) added 'it's insane'

Not impressed! Darren (right) agreed, describing the layout as ‘dumb’ for the kitchen, while Shaynna (centre) added ‘it’s insane’ 

Judges Neale, Shaynna and Darren thought it was a glaring oversight to have gone without a designated pantry, and instead relied on a fridge and drawers for storage.

‘I’m supposed to listen to them? Yeah go f**k yourselves. I’m not interested in the feedback,’ Mitch quipped.  

Mitch added in a piece to camera that their comments are ‘pretty stupid’.

Style over substance? During their kitchen reveal, judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer thought it was a glaring oversight to have gone without a designated pantry, and instead relied on a fridge and drawers for storage. Pictured: Mitch and Mark's kitchen

Style over substance? During their kitchen reveal, judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer thought it was a glaring oversight to have gone without a designated pantry, and instead relied on a fridge and drawers for storage. Pictured: Mitch and Mark’s kitchen 

‘I have no respect for the judges, so I shouldn’t let somebody hurt me who I had no respect for in the first place,’ he said.

Luke and Josh Packham were also left fuming a number of times this year, including for their messy house. 

The Block grand finale will continue on Sunday, Nine, 7pm 

No respect: 'I think the judges are not actually progressive enough to understand that pantries can be in drawers. So no, I don't have a lot of need for the judges' opinions anymore,' Mark said

No respect: ‘I think the judges are not actually progressive enough to understand that pantries can be in drawers. So no, I don’t have a lot of need for the judges’ opinions anymore,’ Mark said 

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