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The Block viewers cringe: ‘Who thought this was a good idea?’

One unusual new addition to The Block this season is causing quite the stir among fans of the show.The reno juggernaut’s trio of judges typically first appear on screen each season in a classy intro package befitting their years of experience. Neale Whitaker will readjust a cuff, Shaynna Blaze will offer a wry smile and…

One unusual new addition to The Block this season is causing quite the stir among fans of the show.

The reno juggernaut’s trio of judges typically first appear on screen each season in a classy intro package befitting their years of experience. Neale Whitaker will readjust a cuff, Shaynna Blaze will offer a wry smile and Darren Palmer will throw the camera a bit of Blue Steel before they get down to the business of judging.

This year … this year it’s different.

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The trio grinned and shimmied their way through a choreographed dance routine to disco classic I Will Survive during this year’s season premiere, a sudden embrace of the art of dance that left many viewers hoping it was purely a one-time thing:

… You wish. Last night, the dancing was back. And this time we even got solos, including a bizarre pec-squeezing-to-the-beat party trick from Palmer and some aerobics step-ups from Blaze, complete with a face that said, “This definitely wasn’t in my contract.”

And of course the trio united to perform what appeared to be three entirely different dance routines:

The collective viewer response? OH DEAR GOD, THE DANCING, IT IS BACK:

Given how long Block seasons go for, if this trend persists I predict Shaynna, Neale and Darren will hijack the final auctions to stage a full-scale Rock Eisteddfod Challenge.

Fellow Block fans, it looks like the dancing is here to stay – for this year, at least – so let’s try to be nice. Attn: Shaynna, Neale and Darren:

The Block continues 7.30pm tonight on Nine

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