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The Block’s executive producer admits the show has ‘jumped the shark’

The Block’s executive producer admits the show has ‘jumped the shark’ after this year’s auctions noticed Omar and Oz’s residence promote for nearly $6million

Omar Slaimankhel and Oz Malik made Block historical past after they took residence a document $1.6million prize money throughout Sunday evening’s finale.

But in keeping with the show’s executive producer Julian Cress, this historic sale could possibly be a worrying signal the long-running program has formally ‘jumped the shark’.

‘Jumping the shark’ is a TV time period for when a sequence has overstayed its welcome by resorting to gimmicks or utilizing far-fetched concepts only for the sake of novelty.

According to The Block’s executive producer Julian Cress (pictured), Omar and Oz’s sale could possibly be a worrying signal the long-running program has formally ‘jumped the shark’ 

It derives from a 1977 episode of the sitcom Happy Days when the character Fonzie jumped over a shark whereas on water-skis – a storyline later thought to be silly.

Cress beforehand advised TV Tonight The Block can be ‘leaping that shark’ if the properties bought for $5million to $6million.

He stated this is able to make the sequence like ‘property porn’ reveals corresponding to Luxe Listings and Selling Sunset, and subsequently much less relatable to on a regular basis Aussies.

Cress previously said The Block would be 'jumping that shark' if the homes sold for $5m to $6m. He said this would make the series like 'property porn' shows such as Luxe Listings and Selling Sunset, and therefore less relatable to everyday Aussies. (Pictured: host Scott Cam)

Cress beforehand stated The Block can be ‘leaping that shark’ if the properties bought for $5m to $6m. He stated this is able to make the sequence like ‘property porn’ reveals corresponding to Luxe Listings and Selling Sunset, and subsequently much less relatable to on a regular basis Aussies. (Pictured: host Scott Cam)

Cress could have to consider carefully about this assertion, as Sunday’s finale noticed Omar and Oz promote their reno for $5,666,666.

The western Sydney mates made the largest sum of all 5 homes, far exceeding the $4.08million reserve, taking residence a record-breaking $1.6million in prize money.

Ryan and Rachel Carr positioned second, promoting their residence for a $169,000 revenue.

Cress may have to think carefully about this statement, as Sunday's finale saw Omar Slaimankhel and Oz Malik (pictured) sell their reno for $5,666,666

Cress could have to consider carefully about this assertion, as Sunday’s finale noticed Omar Slaimankhel and Oz Malik (pictured) promote their reno for $5,666,666 

But there was additionally heartache for 2 {couples}, Ankur Dogra and Sharon Johal, and Jenny Heath and Dylan Adams, who did not promote their properties at public sale.

Tom Calleja and Sarah-Jane Wilson did not fare a lot better, with their residence going for a revenue of simply $20,000, forcing them to promote their automobile to make up for lost earnings.

The two unsold properties are actually again on the market seeking consumers. 

There was also heartache for two couples, Ankur Dogra and Sharon Johal, and Jenny Heath (left) and Dylan Adams (right), who failed to sell their homes at auction

There was additionally heartache for 2 {couples}, Ankur Dogra and Sharon Johal, and Jenny Heath (left) and Dylan Adams (proper), who did not promote their properties at public sale 

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