Is the Block heading Byron Bay? Residents fury amid rumours series is relocating North


A Byron Bay resident who is suffering from cancer and is in palliative care has refused to sell her home of 11 years to producers of The Block, who want to purchase her property for the 2022 season of the show. 

Dorothy May, 74, says she has rejected an offer of $2million, $500,000 above the market value for the house.  

‘I live in the middle of five houses (they want to use) and I won’t sell,’ she said.

Heading North? Channel Nine producers have come under fire by Byron Bay residents amid rumours the production from its current base of Melbourne is being moved to the celebrity resort town. Pictured: Scott Cam and Shelley Craft

While nothing has been put in writing, Dorothy says that the ‘sales have been verbally agreed to’ after production was moved from the show’s current base of Melbourne to the celebrity resort town.

Responding to an article in a Byron Bay Facebook group earlier this week, she argued: ‘All of these houses have been substantially renovated in the last two years to a very high standard.’

Not impressed! Dorothy May, 74, says she has rejected an offer of $2million, $500,000 above the market value for the house

Not impressed! Dorothy May, 74, says she has rejected an offer of $2million, $500,000 above the market value for the house 

Responding to an article in a Byron Bay Facebook group earlier this week, she argued: 'All of these houses have been substantially renovated in the last two years to a very high standard'

Responding to an article in a Byron Bay Facebook group earlier this week, she argued: ‘All of these houses have been substantially renovated in the last two years to a very high standard’

'It is disgusting that a reality TV company can destroy perfectly good homes and create havoc in a quiet neighbourhood,' she continued

‘It is disgusting that a reality TV company can destroy perfectly good homes and create havoc in a quiet neighbourhood,’ she continued

Dorothy's home (top right) is located in between a block of five homes pegged for the TV show

Dorothy’s home (top right) is located in between a block of five homes pegged for the TV show

‘It is disgusting that a reality TV company can destroy perfectly good homes and create havoc in a quiet neighbourhood,’ she added.

‘As you can imagine this is very upsetting for me causing stress and sleepless nights.

‘I am 74, a cancer patient under palliative care, I cannot imagine how the 6 months of the construction site will affect me. It is already making me feel sick.’

Rumours: While nothing has been put in writing, Dorothy says that the 'sales have been verbally agreed to' after production was moved from the show's current base of Melbourne to the celebrity resort town

Rumours: While nothing has been put in writing, Dorothy says that the ‘sales have been verbally agreed to’ after production was moved from the show’s current base of Melbourne to the celebrity resort town

Fury: Another local claimed that he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating a property and it now set to be knocked for the show

Fury: Another local claimed that he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating a property and it now set to be knocked for the show

'I spent six years and something like $200,000 renovating,' they wrote. 'It's full of rosewood joinery, custom bathrooms and kitchen. The backyard studio was only built three years ago'

‘I spent six years and something like $200,000 renovating,’ they wrote. ‘It’s full of rosewood joinery, custom bathrooms and kitchen. The backyard studio was only built three years ago’

'I get that Byron Bay is a special place, but rolling into town with a giant chequebook and putting little old lady cancer patients in impossible situations is pretty sh*tty,' said another

‘I get that Byron Bay is a special place, but rolling into town with a giant chequebook and putting little old lady cancer patients in impossible situations is pretty sh*tty,’ said another

Another local claimed he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating a property and it now set to be knocked for the show. 

‘I spent six years and something like $200,000 renovating,’ they said.

‘It’s full of rosewood joinery, custom bathrooms and kitchen. The backyard ‘studio’ was only built about three years ago.’

Another person wrote:  ‘I get that Byron Bay is a special place, even if I found my last years living there borderline unbearable, but rolling into town with a giant chequebook and putting little old lady cancer patients in impossible situations is pretty sh*tty.’

A Channel Nine spokesman told Daily Mail Australia that ‘we will not add to speculation on future seasons of The Block, as we’ll announce plans once a decision has been made’.

Meanwhile, the new season of The Block – Fans V Faves – is set to begin on August 8.

The former contestants returning to compete as the ‘Faves’ include season seven’s Mitch Edwards and Mark McKie, alongside season 13’s Ronnie and Georgia Caceres.

They will compete against twins and former Love Island stars Josh and Luke Packham, Tanya and Vito Guccione, as well as Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson. 

Back on The Block: The former contestants returning to compete as the 'Faves' include season seven's Mitch Edwards and Mark McKie (left)

Back on The Block: Alongside season 13's Ronnie and Georgia Caceres (right)

Back on The Block: The former contestants returning to compete as the ‘Faves’ include season seven’s Mitch Edwards and Mark McKie (left), alongside season 13’s Ronnie and Georgia Caceres (right)

Hotties from The Block: They will compete against twins and former Love Island stars Josh and Luke Packham (pictured), Tanya and Vito Guccione, as well as Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson

Hotties from The Block: They will compete against twins and former Love Island stars Josh and Luke Packham (pictured), Tanya and Vito Guccione, as well as Kirsty Lee Akers and Jesse Anderson



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