The Block's Scott Cam: Viewers call for him to be FIRED after he defended judges' harsh criticisms


Scott Cam threw his support behind The Block’s judging panel over the weekend after critics claimed they should be fired for dishing out unfairly harsh criticism.  

And it seems Scott, 58, has also found himself in the firing line, as some fans of the show are now saying he should be replaced as well.   

The Nine star, who has hosted The Block for over a decade, defended judges Shaynna Blaze, Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer in an interview with News.com.au on Saturday, insisting that their harsh criticisms were necessary for contestants’ success.  

'Sack the lot, even Scott as well': Viewers have called for Scott Cam, 58, to be sacked from The Block, after he defended the judges' harsh criticisms and called out contestants for having fragile egos

‘Sack the lot, even Scott as well’: Viewers have called for Scott Cam, 58, to be sacked from The Block, after he defended the judges’ harsh criticisms and called out contestants for having fragile egos 

Some Facebook users weren’t satisfied with this response, however, with one writing: ‘Sack the lot, even Scott as well.’ 

‘Sack the whole bloody show!’ another agreed. 

Other users had more specific complains about the show’s long-time host, with one writing: ‘Get rid of Scott (the rudest man ever) and all the judges and that bl**dy Shelley who I can’t stand, and the show might be alright.’ 

Defence: The Nine star, who has hosted The Block for over a decade, had defended judges Shaynna Blaze (left), Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer in an interview with News.com.au on Saturday, insisting that their harsh criticisms were necessary for contestants' success

Defence: The Nine star, who has hosted The Block for over a decade, had defended judges Shaynna Blaze (left), Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer in an interview with News.com.au on Saturday, insisting that their harsh criticisms were necessary for contestants’ success 

One critic simply claimed that The Block has overstayed its welcome on Australian television, writing: ‘Just end the show now. It was great the first few seasons but now it’s just overkill.’ 

Scott has previously spoken about his desire to retire, telling TV Week magazine in 2019 that he’d been thinking more seriously about his next career move.  

‘I might be in trouble – another three years and I will be 60. That’s staying in one show for a long time,’ the former construction worker said. 

'Scott should be replaced': Some Facebook users weren't satisfied with this response, howeve

‘Scott should be replaced’: Some Facebook users weren’t satisfied with this response, howeve  

‘I was thinking about it the other day, ‘What is going to happen next?” 

However, it seems Scott still has a few more years left up his sleeve, as The Block has been renewed for another three years after smashing this year’s ratings war. 

It comes after Scott was forced to defend the show’s judges, after some of the stars made the bold claims upon receiving harsh criticism for their rooms.

'That's staying in one show for a long time': Scott has previously spoken about his desire to retire, telling TV Week magazine in 2019 that he's been thinking more seriously about his next career move

‘That’s staying in one show for a long time’: Scott has previously spoken about his desire to retire, telling TV Week magazine in 2019 that he’s been thinking more seriously about his next career move

‘The judges gave very constructive criticism,’ Scott told News Corp on Saturday, adding: ‘The judges want them to make money, I want them to make money.’ 

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

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

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

‘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. 

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

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) 

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. 

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.

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’ 

‘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’.

‘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. 

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 

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