SCOTT Cam’s larrikin attitude won him millions of fans, but it bowled viewers with a flippant remark during The Block’s finale.
HIS laid back larrikin demeanor has won him millions of fans across Australia.
But in the final last night The block, host Scott Cam shocked viewers with a flippant remark to contestants Bianca Chatfield and Carla Dziwoki.
The controversial moment came during the auction of Bianca and Carla’s apartment.
As they hit a bid of $ 2,982,500, Scott said, “Not bad for a few single girls, yes.”
âYou will be in the market now. Or out of the market. There are two million people watching this show. Some good kinds with a lot of money.
The final of the reality TV makeover show drew just over two million viewers overnight, as fans sat on the edge of their seats to see who had taken the lion’s share of the profits.
Bianca told News Corp Australia that she and Carla were not offended by the comments.
âWe actually did well. We always joke with Scotty about a few things, we had a lot of fun on the show and Scotty knows us well enough to know we wouldn’t be offended by it, âshe said.
Nonetheless, Cam’s comments sparked a backlash on Twitter, where some called Nine’s traditional host “sexist.”
The 55-year-old has found allies among critics, however, including this year’s winning couple.
Hayden Vale and Sara Tumino told the Kyle and Jackie O show Scott was paying girls a compliment.
Kyle said, “Taking in single girls like it wasn’t desirable in nobody’s eyes.”
Hayden replied, “Sounds good, it’s positive.”
Sara nodded, “It’s positive”, adding “these are sexy single girls”.
Others have called the reviews “PC launchers.”
News Corp Australia has contacted Scott for a response.
After the show, Bianca tweeted “Always grateful to @theblock. This has been the best experience ever.
Carla simply tweeted, “Thank you @TheBlock”.
The final section announced by the winner attracted 2.02 million viewers in the metro and the grand final section attracted 1.67 million people.
The national average audience was 2.802 million, with 781,000 regional viewers.
Ratings were down from the 2017 finale, which drew 2.46 million metro viewers.
Originally posted as Scott Cam from The Block angering viewers for calling him ‘sexist’