The Block's 'Fans' team Steve and Chantelle.
The Block renovator Steve O'Donnell has suspended his Facebook account and deleted the friend who leaked his criticism of the reality show to the media.
The chimney sweep says he has temporarily shut down his Facebook page while The Block: Fans v Faves screens on the Nine Network.
It comes after O'Donnell had written that the show made him out to be "in some way mentally deficient" and "ridiculous".
He also said that a conversation with a furniture supplier was switched with the bathroom supplier and host Scott Cam's voice over was "the most ridiculing aspect of the show to date."
The criticism, which was made public by one of his Facebook friends, was no surprise to the show's co-creator and co-executive producer Julian Cress as O'Donnell had already raised it with him earlier this week.
O'Donnell said today that his Facebook page had been restricted to "friends" only at the time and the saga had been a "stiff learning curve".
"I thought it was going to a few valued friends, it wasn't an open forum, and my personal information has been handed over to the media," O'Donnell said.
"I've spoken to the person involved and I'm bitterly disappointed. I considered them a mate.
"I've quickly closed my Facebook account and we are no longer mates on the social network."
Cress said O'Donnell amicably agreed to disagree on the editing and that there would be no restrictions on contestants posting comments on social media.
O'Donnell and his partner Chantelle did it tough during the first few weeks because the couple had the least renovating experience of the four teams, Cress said.
Twins Lysandra and Alisa won The Block last year, Brad and Dale are also former contestants and married couple Kyal, who is a carpenter, and Kara have built a house together.
Cress had sympathy for O'Donnell and Chantelle and has felt uneasy about his disappointment.
"It was almost mean to put them on in the first place," Cress said.
"No one did it tougher than them and there was a lot of drama because of the pressure they were under.
"It's never a good thing if they are not enjoying the show like everyone else is, but we can clear the air because we can talk about it."
Cress said the production team's perspective about what occurs on site can be different between each contestant.
He said over the course of each season there has always been a difference in opinion on how each episode is portrayed.
Even last year, WA contestants Matt di Costa lashed out at the way in which the show had portrayed him as a villain.
At the time, Matt said: "I'm a bit pissed off how they're doing this."
Cress said it was not the aim of the production team to upset contestants and they wanted anyone who competed on The Block to enjoy the show as much as the fans.
"Steve's perspective on what happened on the day does not need to be the story, however on balance we want to put a show to air that he and Chantelle are happy with," Cress said.
"When there are 60-odd hours of The Block being screened, it's (contestants being happy) not going to happen on every occasion."
The Block: Fans v Faves screens Sundays at 6.30pm and Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on the Nine Network.