We have a Block cheatin’ scandal on our hands, people.
You see, on Monday night’s episode Carla did something a lil’ bit naughty.
When the netballer’s timber arrived on site, Carla decided to offer Luke, the onsite crane operator, a slab of beer to, erm, “crane” their timber to their penthouse apartment.
This is a big Block no-no.
Anywho, Luke said yes, did the job, and then foreman Keith found out.
*** Cue the dramatic Jaws theme music ***
“The rule was contestants don’t use the crane this year at all,” Keith explained.
“You’ve gone behind my back, you knew the rules, you broke them, and we are playing for big stakes on The Block.
“You can’t cheat. There’s no cheating at all.”
Keith then told Carla the crane would move the timber back downstairs and the team would have to carry them upstairs themselves.
“Nah, that’s fair,” Carla responded. “I shouldn’t have done it. We’ll bring it down and we’ll walk it up.”
“The crane was still operating and no one was using it, so it was worth a shot asking,” she later said to the camera.
“I guess that’s part of playing a game. You know the rules and you kind of flirt with them and see what you can get away with.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
If they’re not supposed to be using the crane, why didn’t the crane operator say no?! #9TheBlock
— Kathryn Downey (@KathrynDowney) August 20, 2018
When I had a construction project or two I was PM for the rule was ALWAYS USE A CRANE given the safety benefits from eliminating manual handling let alone productivity benefits #9TheBlock
— Ben ???? ???????????????????? (@thecattery) August 20, 2018
Shouldn’t Forman Keith sack the crane driver?
— sachbrush (@sachbrush) August 20, 2018
Unfairly critical Scotty. He was unfairly critical. These girls work their asses off without complaint. And the crane operator should’ve said no. He knows the rules #9TheBlock
— Janelle Berner (@missnellebelle) August 20, 2018
If the contestants can’t use the crane why is it sitting in the street with a driver behind the controls?#9TheBlock
— Nez (@fraggle73) August 20, 2018
— Sue K. (@SueKennedy19) August 20, 2018
Never forget #9TheBlock rule 11: break the rules so we can drum up drama
— Lady Heidi Maree (@heidiheartshugs) August 20, 2018
Keith: can’t use the crane, now take it all back down there and carry it back up by hand.
*2 days later*
Also Keith: Girls your in danger of not finishing *cue dramatic music*
— Marty (@cragleB) August 20, 2018