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This year, host Scott Cam and the latest crop of Blockheads will be leaving the city behind and making a tree change in regional Victoria.

While there’s still lots to be revealed about what’s in store for The Block 2022, here’s what there is to know so far about the new season.

Where is The Block 2022?

The next Block will be in Gisborne, Victoria. After renovating houses and a hostel in various locations around metro Melbourne and Sydney, the popular reno series is going country – to the picturesque Macedon Ranges. Contestants will have plenty of land to play with.

Their task is to create luxury rural escapes on the rumoured 79-acre site, which is said to have been carved into seven 10-acre lots and has a creek running through it.

When is it being filmed?

While the filming date hasn’t officially been confirmed, the application form stipulated that contestants would need to be available to start filming in late February 2022, for 10-12 weeks.

It is understood the Omicron outbreak delayed the start of production on this year’s series.

Weatherboard homes and construction equipment have been spotted on site in Gisborne, so stayed tuned for more details.

Who are the contestants?

The next Block contestants are yet to be announced. Based on previous seasons and recent reports, we’re expecting seven teams, usually one from each state.

Another twist for The Block Gisborne is that Scott Cam will be completing one of the home renovations himself.

When will the auction be this year?

The official date of The Block 2022 auctions hasn’t been released. But judging by previous years, it looks likely they will be held around November.

When does The Block air on TV?

Based on last year, we think The Block 2022 will start in August. Sit tight for that all-important premiere date.

Image: Channel Nine

This article first appeared on OverSixty.

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