Scott Cam, host of <em>The Block</em>.

Scott Cam, host of The Block.

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Nine, 7pm

Before we get to what's ''Coming up … on The Block'', something needs to be said. Before installing tens of thousands of dollars' worth of infrastructure, fixtures and fittings, why did no one insist that all contestants put a roof on their house? Of all the credibility-pushing aspects of this admittedly fun series, that really takes the cake. On the upside, the fact that none of the couples are capable of doing much with their own hands, instead relying on hordes of tradespeople, does make it rather closer to most people's experience. And tonight, when one couple discover their tradies have not only got it wrong but are refusing to come back and rectify things, we feel for them. That really is just like real life.

Elsewhere, Dani lowers herself even further in the popularity stakes and as everyone celebrates the halfway point in the build, we at home are subjected to yet more lavish recaps.