Furious viewers lash Scott Cam for ‘bullying’

 

Tensions are running high on The Block, with viewers accusing host Scott Cam of "setting up" a confrontation that lead to a contestant's tearful meltdown.

During Tuesday night's episode El'ise was ordered to attended a meeting with Scott and Suncorp bank where she was warned her and partner Matt's spending was too high.

"For me, as a personal thing, I was very open to hearing what they had to say and I was willing to take all the information on board, and I did and I accepted that," El'ise said. "What happened after that did not need to happen."

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Poor El’ise was forced to sit and fake a smile as Mel was praised for staying under budget.
Poor El’ise was forced to sit and fake a smile as Mel was praised for staying under budget.

Midway through the meeting in walked Mel, who has been on a winning streak with her and Jesse's modest budget, in addition to pocketing an extra $10,000 during Monday's challenge.

"Oh Mel, come on in!" Scott said, inviting her to join El'ise at the table.

El'ise was then forced to sit and wait as they were told Mel and Jesse were doing "so amazing" the thrifty couple would be awarded an extra $5000 in spending money.

El'ise managed to keep a smile plastered on her face as Mel celebrated, but broke down in tears when she left the meeting and reached the car.

"I was just absolutely gobsmacked with the situation that had just been put in front of me," El'ise later said of Scott's actions.

But when she made it back to the car she burst into tears.
But when she made it back to the car she burst into tears.

"You've just obviously spoken to me about how bad I'm doing and then you've obviously brought somebody in that is doing very well."

Her tears over the humiliating moment continued back at the Oslo, where she vented to the camera about being "made a fool of".

"When you're put in a situation like that where you're put down it's just not nice, and rubbed in, that's not fair," El'ise said in between sobs.

"I don't deserve it. I've worked too hard to get where I've been. He didn't have to invite Mel in to rub it in, that hurts. We're all struggling, we're here for a reason … I just don't like things being shoved in my face, unnecessarily."

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El’ise’s tears continued back at the Oslo.
El’ise’s tears continued back at the Oslo.

 

Scott's decision to let Mel crash El'ise's budget meeting sparked a furious reaction on Twitter with the majority of viewers accused Scott of being "nasty".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Block continues 7.30pm Wednesday on Channel 9



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