Shane Warne could attend The Block auction at Bronte Court in Hampton – where the famous Cricketer grew up
The Block producers are hoping to get one famous Aussie celebrity in attendance at their exciting auction at Bronte Court on the scenic shores of Hampton.
Cricketer Shane Warne, who grew up on Bronte Court, is expected to appear on the hit reality series and possibly make a bid, reports TV Blackbox.
The popular Channel Nine program has used the quiet Victorian cul-de-sac as their new home base for the latest season.
Guest appearance: The Block producers anticipate Shane Warne (pictured) could turn up to their auction at Hampton’s Bronte Court – where the famous Cricketer grew up
Executive producer Julian Cress is most eager to get the world-famous bowler and media personality to attend.
‘He apparently learned to bowl against the power pole at the end of the street. It’s the one house that we rented for our production office on the corner,’ said Cress.
Warne spent the majority of his childhood at a home located on the corner of Hampton Court and Thomas Street, and producers are hoping he may put down an offer when auctioning gets underway.
Returning to his roots: Warne spent the majority of his childhood at a home (pictured) on the corner of Hampton Court and Thomas Street, and producers are hoping he may put down an offer when auctioning gets underway
‘He couldn’t come while we were filming but I’m very hopeful that he will come to the auction and buy back into Bronte Court,’ continued Cress.
‘He should be buying one of the houses just for sentimental reasons and give it to one of his children!’ he added.
While Shane Warne’s childhood home isn’t for sale, Nine did purchase five other houses in the cul-de-sac for the contestants on The Block to renovate and sell.
Prize catch: While Shane Warne’s childhood home isn’t for sale, Nine did purchase five other houses in the cul-de-sac for the contestants on The Block to renovate and sell
The network bought the properties in October 2020 for a combined total of $11.5 million.
A COVID-safe Open Day has also been planned for the current series, but it will be strictly invite only.
Cress explained the producers of the show want to put on a ‘community day’ for ‘friends, neighbours and local groups’ who helped the crew with some charity work.
The Block Room Reveals airs at 7pm Sunday on Channel Nine.
Highly-anticipated: The Block Room Reveals will air at 7pm Sunday on Channel Nine. Pictured: Host Scott Cam and Shelley Craft