The popular DIY renovation show is making a return to the suburbs of Melbourne, specifically Hampton East, and is set to introduce a new judge – our very own Marty Fox. With 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, Fox is not only a skilled agent but a masterful auctioneer and a serial property flipper with a keen styling eye.
In a recent Instagram post, long-time regular Neale Whitaker announced he is stepping back from his judging duties for personal reasons, allowing WHITEFOX CEO, and past Block auctioneer, Marty Fox, to step in and bring his characteristic style and flair to the role. Whitaker expressed pride in completing his 17th season as a judge on The Block, highlighting the privilege of being part of the iconic show for 13 years. However, for the 2023 season, he made the decision to prioritize his family due to his partner, David, facing significant health challenges earlier in the year. As a result, Whitaker reduced his judging weeks but happily revealed that Marty would be stepping in to join Shaynna and Darren in his absence.