The renovation reality show juggernaut that is The Block returns to television for its 17th season on Sunday, at "seven o'block". Never gets old, that one.
This season is Fans v Faves with old hands Ronnie and Georgia (from the 2017 Elsternwick series) and Sydney couple Mitch and Mark (from the 2019 Oslo series) back on the tools.
They are up against newbies, twins Josh and Luke (who made their television debut on Love Island Australia in 2019) Melbourne parents Tanya and Vito and young couple Kirsty and Jesse, from Wangi Wangi just south of Newcastle.
This season is set in a cul-de-sac in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Hampton and, true to form, viewers will be treated to drama as well as room reveals, including the biggest cheating scandal in the history of The Block. True.
The show's producers are already scoping out a location for the 18th season, with reports they have been hunting property in celebrity-drenched Byron Bay; with one local resident reportedly refusing to sell her property, despite being offered $500,000 above the market value.
Ever-affable host of The Block, Scott Cam, refused to confirm or deny Byron was on the producers' radar.
"There has been a lot of speculation and all I can say is that I know the creators of The Block are looking at a number of locations, as always," Cam told The Canberra Times.
"What I will say is, wherever we go The Block will once again have the community in mind when we do the build.
"You will see in this year's season there are a couple of very worthwhile community groups that The Block goes out of its way to support, which I think is a wonderful thing."
So how about Canberra as a possible location?
The national capital has, touch-wood, had no Covid cases for more than a year and it also has the fastest-growing house prices in Australia.
How about it, Scotty?
"There no doubt Canberra would be a great place for The Block, as the property market is in good shape," Cam told us.
"Never say never, is what I would say. Nothing in television is ever out of the question."
- The Block returns on Sunday at 7pm on Channel 9.