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Australia’s longest running reality program, The Block, returns in its 16th season on Sunday, August 23 where five period homes from the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, all in decrepit condition, have been transformed.

The houses at The Block’s Brighton site are tipped to sell for $3.5 million plus by the Melbourne buyers agent Frank Valentic.

Valentic has bought eight properties on previous seasons of the show for cashed-up clients and is considered an expert in the area.

Celebrating 20 years on Australian television, host Scott Cam said, “Every year we aim to give viewers something new and I know that Australia will fall in love with our latest series as we step back in time to last century,” he said.

“Filmed during the onset of the pandemic, this season has more drama and emotion than we’ve ever seen.”

COVID-19 actually caused the first ever shutdown of The Block this season giving audiences a front-row seat to how this seasons Block contestants dealt with the problem at hand.