The Block: Scott Cam helps crew prepare for filming in rural Victoria 

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The Block’s host Scott Cam was spotted helping crew set up for filming last week.

The 59-year-old looked casual in a trademark navy shirt, jeans and a black gilet as he strolled around the filming location in Gisborne South, Victoria, on Wednesday.

The presenter appeared in high spirits as he kept a watchful eye on what was happening on-site, with an abundance of tradies spotted working in front of him.

It's coming! The Block host Scott Cam, 59, (pictured) was spotted helping the show's crew set up for filming last week

It’s coming! The Block host Scott Cam, 59, (pictured) was spotted helping the show’s crew set up for filming last week

A large camera crew was also seen on the day, perhaps getting in their final shots before the contestants began their renovations.

Not much is known about the upcoming season at this stage, but images obtained by Daily Mail Australia earlier this month revealed there would be a couple of well-known faces appearing on the show.

Fashion blogger Elle Ferguson, 36, is set to feature alongside her long-time boyfriend, retired Australian rules footballer Joel Patfull, 37.

Casual: The affable presenter looked casual in a trademark navy shirt, jeans and a black gilet as he strolled around the filming location in Gisborne South, Victoria, on Wednesday

Animated: Scott opened his arms as he explained something to a crew member

Animated: Scott opened his arms as he explained something to a crew member

Getting ready: The host appeared in high spirits as he kept a watchful eye on what was happening on-site, with an abundance of tradies spotted working in front of him

Getting ready: The host appeared in high spirits as he kept a watchful eye on what was happening on-site, with an abundance of tradies spotted working in front of him

Preparations: A large camera crew was also seen on the day, perhaps getting in their final shots before the contestants began their renovations

Preparations: A large camera crew was also seen on the day, perhaps getting in their final shots before the contestants began their renovations

Speaking to The Herald Sun last month, executive producer Julian Cress said this year’s season will be filled with all-original cast members.

‘We have just done a Fans v Faves series so we have been really conscious not to go down that path,’ he said.

‘We have just given some former Blockheads another shot at it (in 2021) so it’s really time to make sure we offer it to newbies,’ he added.

It comes after Scott first showed off the location for the 2022 season in November last year.

Final touches: Filming was set to commence in February, but was pushed back after a series of production setbacks. Pictured: The set in Victoria

Final touches: Filming was set to commence in February, but was pushed back after a series of production setbacks. Pictured: The set in Victoria 

How exciting! A group of tradies were seen deep in conversation as filming preparations continue

How exciting! A group of tradies were seen deep in conversation as filming preparations continue 

Cast: This year, fashion blogger Elle Ferguson, 36, (pictured) is set to feature alongside her longtime boyfriend, retired Australian rules footballer Joel Patfull

Cast: This year, fashion blogger Elle Ferguson, 36, (pictured) is set to feature alongside her longtime boyfriend, retired Australian rules footballer Joel Patfull

Each team will be required to build on a 10-acre property, TV Tonight reported in November.

This year’s show will centre around a ‘treechange’, and will be filmed in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges rather than Melbourne.

Filming was set to commence in February, but was pushed back after a series of production setbacks.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that production on the new season had been suspended on the first day of filming after one of the contestants tested positive for Covid-19.

Unique twist: This year's show will centre around a'treechange', and will be filmed in Victoria's Macedon Ranges rather than Melbourne

Unique twist: This year’s show will centre around a ‘treechange’, and will be filmed in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges rather than Melbourne

Something different: Each team will be required to build on a 10-acre property, TV Tonight reported in November

Something different: Each team will be required to build on a 10-acre property, TV Tonight reported in November

High hopes: Channel Nine have said this season of The Block will be'the biggest yet'

High hopes: Channel Nine have said this season of The Block will be ‘the biggest yet’

The teams learned the news as they arrived to start renovating their homes in country Victoria, reported The Blockinator Blog.

The show’s filming schedule was postponed by a week because of the Covid case.

A Channel Nine spokesperson said: ‘Like many TV shows, The Block has successfully navigated its way through the challenges of the pandemic for more than two years, in line with state and federal government health guidelines.

‘The Block’s biggest season yet will air on Nine later this year, as scheduled.’

It’s not the first time the pandemic has interrupted production on the long-running renovation series.

Setback: The upcoming season faced yet another setback last month due to a building permit delay for the South Gisborne'farmlet' project

Setback: The upcoming season faced yet another setback last month due to a building permit delay for the South Gisborne ‘farmlet’ project

Not ideal: 'We had a bit of a delay with permits,' The Block's executive producer Julian Cress told the publication at the time.'Not council related, more like plan of subdivision stuff where you just have to sit and wait'

Not ideal: ‘We had a bit of a delay with permits,’ The Block’s executive producer Julian Cress told the publication at the time. ‘Not council related, more like plan of subdivision stuff where you just have to sit and wait’

In 2020, producers shut down the show for six weeks during the first round of Covid lockdowns.

The upcoming season faced yet another setback last month due to a building permit delay for the South Gisborne ‘farmlet’ project.

According to The Herald Sun, a permit hold up pushed back the production by several weeks, meaning cast and crew will have to build through the winter.

‘We had a bit of a delay with permits,’ The Block’s executive producer Julian Cress told the publication at the time.

‘Not council related, more like plan of subdivision stuff where you just have to sit and wait.

‘Whenever we take on something that is the biggest Block ever it always comes with challenges, but we love a challenge. We always want to take it to the next level and do something different.’

While he normally oversees the projects, Scott will also renovate one of the properties on the upcoming season.

Another twist! While he normally oversees the projects, Scott will also renovate one of the properties on the upcoming season

Another twist! While he normally oversees the projects, Scott will also renovate one of the properties on the upcoming season

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