PHOTO: Norm and Jess from The Block 2018 Source: Supplied

QUEENSLANDERS Norm and Jess are the hot favourites to win television renovation show The Block ahead of this weekend’s nailbiting auction finish.

Norm, 40, a builder and his fiance Jess, 33, a breakfast radio host have been holed up at The Gatwick in Melbourne with four other teams of two as part of the 2018 series.

Punters believe the couple from Queensland are winners, according to betting firm Sportsbet.

The final tools down has been called before The Block apartments go under the hammer this weekend, the firm said in a statement.