Viewers are lashing out at The Block’s grand finale on auction day, accusing the show of being ‘rigged’: ‘They get the same bidders every year’

Channel Nine aired the nail-biting grand finale of The Block on auction day on Sunday, with serial bidder Adrian 'Mr Lambo' Portelli buying several houses.  In the photo: winning couple Steph and Gian
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Channel Nine aired the nail-biting grand finale of The Block on auction day on Sunday, with serial bidder Adrian ‘Mr Lambo’ Portelli buying several homes.

And angry viewers quickly took to social media to lash out at the auction results, accusing the show of not being fair to viewers.

‘The same bidders every year. Yep, not set up or rigged at all,” one upset viewer snapped.

“This was all the proof I needed that the auctions were rigged! Nine makes House 3 barely make any money for their behavior and creates drama for the middle ranks,” a second person added.

“It definitely gives off a rigged vibe,” a third person interjected, and a fourth added, “The Block is a joke, it’s not real auctions.”

Channel Nine aired the nail-biting grand finale of The Block on auction day on Sunday, with serial bidder Adrian ‘Mr Lambo’ Portelli buying several houses. In the photo: winning couple Steph and Gian

‘They get the same bidders every year and of course they make money from that. Since they had the year where no one won, it has been rigged.”

This year’s auction saw series regulars Danny Wallis and Adrian Portelli enter a bidding war with each other to buy individual homes.

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Portelli has successfully bid on three of the houses, while Wallis has not purchased any property this year.

Tensions ran high during the finale, which saw married couple Kristy and Brett lash out after making only a small profit on their property.

Outraged viewers quickly took to social media to lash out at the auction results, accusing the show of not being fair to viewers.  Pictured: serial bidders Adrian 'Mr Lambo' Portelli (left) and Danny Wallis (centre)

Outraged viewers quickly took to social media to lash out at the auction results, accusing the show of not being fair to viewers. Pictured: Serial bidders Adrian ‘Mr Lambo’ Portelli (left) and Danny Wallis (centre)

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'The same bidders every year.  Yep, not set up or rigged at all,” one upset viewer snapped

‘The same bidders every year. Yep, not set up or rigged at all,” one upset viewer snapped

Meanwhile, fellow Blockheads Leah and Ash were left equally devastated when bids on their house failed to reach the reserve price, meaning it was passed on in the hope it could be sold later.

Elsewhere in the episode, Steph and Gian were the runaway winners, with their house selling for an incredible $5 million.

They walked away with winnings of $1.65 million plus $100,000 in prize money, bringing their total earnings to a record $1.75 million.

Tensions ran high during the nail-biting grand finale of auction day on Sunday, with married couple Kristy and Brett (pictured together) lashing out after making only a small profit on their house

Tensions ran high during the nail-biting grand finale of auction day on Sunday, with married couple Kristy and Brett (pictured together) lashing out after making only a small profit on their house

Steph and Gian’s House 4 was the first to be auctioned, and it was an exciting time for the couple, who called their $3.35 million reserve “hell” and feared they wouldn’t make any money from the sale.

Bidding quickly reached $4 million thanks to serial bidder Danny Wallis, but the promotion was halted after a woman fainted during the auction and was taken to hospital.

After the break, the bidding stalled at $4 million, before immediately shooting up by a million dollars to $5 million – and the hammer fell: House 4 was sold.

The house was sold to Adrian Portelli, known as ‘Mr Lambo’, who said he wanted to prove he was a real bidder after controversy last season.

Meanwhile, fellow Blockheads Leah and Ash (pictured) were equally devastated when bids on their house failed to reach their reserve price, meaning the bids were accepted in no time.

Meanwhile, fellow Blockheads Leah and Ash (pictured) were equally devastated when bids on their house failed to reach their reserve price, meaning the bids were accepted in no time.

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