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The Block insider reveals ‘only three properties were sold’ during the show’s anticipated auction

The Block SPOILER: Heartbreak for contestants as insider reveals only three out of five properties were sold during auction

The Block’s five homes went up for auction on Saturday ahead of this season’s highly-anticipated finale.

But it appears luck wasn’t on every contestant’s side, as Daily Mail Australia can reveal that not all five of the renovated properties were sold.

According to a well-placed Block insider only three properties were sold during Saturday’s auctions.

Unlucky: A Block insider has revealed only three out of five  properties were sold during the show’s anticipated auction on Saturday

The homes reportedly went under the hammer for a reported $3.2million to $3.4million.

While the show’s auctions are always hard to predict, this year’s outcome could have been as a result due to dramatic changes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With a restriction on the amount of potential buyers, COVID-19 rules meant a maximum of 10 people were allowed to be present at the auction.

On sale: The homes went under the hammer for a reported $3.2million to $3.4million. Pictured: Jimmy and Tam's completed house

On sale: The homes went under the hammer for a reported $3.2million to $3.4million. Pictured: Jimmy and Tam’s completed house

Other potential buyers were required to join by Zoom.

Bidders were also required to pay a refundable $5,000 to attend in person, making it more likely they were serious contenders. 

Speaking of the dramatic changes, host Scott Cam told Weekend Today that this year’s an auction is like no other, ‘It will be a nail-biter,’ he said.

New normal: Bidders were also required to pay a refundable $5,000 to attend in person, making it more likely they were serious contenders. Pictured: Sarah and George's completed house

New normal: Bidders were also required to pay a refundable $5,000 to attend in person, making it more likely they were serious contenders. Pictured: Sarah and George’s completed house 

Last year’s winners Tess and Luke sold their Grey Street, St Kilda pad for a whopping $3.6million.

They earned $730,000 in total prize money which included $100,000 winner’s cheque.

The Block continues on Channel Nine at 7pm

Last year newlyweds Tess, 28, and Luke Struber, 30, were crowned the winners with a $630,000 profit on top of the show's $100k cash prize

Last year newlyweds Tess, 28, and Luke Struber, 30, were crowned the winners with a $630,000 profit on top of the show’s $100k cash prize 

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