Filming for the upcoming season of The Block has been shut down as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause chaos across the globe.
It’s understood host Scott Cam informed contestants of the decision to halt production on Wednesday morning.
According to Nine, trades will continue building on the site in Brighton, however cameras have officially stopped rolling.
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“We have made this decision to stop production of the show so that our contestants can get home to their families and be there while the country flattens this curve,” The Block’s executive producer Julian Cress said in a statement.
All of the couples have since been sent home to be with their families.
“Because of the geographical issues with our contestants being from all around the country, and because of flights shutting down domestically now, this felt like the last window to get them all back where they need to be,” Mr Cress said.
Filming for the upcoming 2020 season, which is set to air on Channel 9 later this year, began in February.
“The moment we are on the other side we will get up and running as quickly as possible,” Mr Cress said.