Close associates of Elle Ferguson and Joel Patful have hit back at Channel Nine after the couple sensationally quit The Block earlier this year.

The couple made national headlines for their claims that they quit the show after just 48 hours because they were “p**s poor.”

Elle, an influencer and tanning entrepreneur, and Joel, a retired AFL player, knocked over a piece of equipment in April after their mother Trish broke her neck in a fall at home in April, just two days after filming began. did.

According to The Daily Telegraph, a source close to the couple said the two “believe they were used to stomp interest in the Sunday night premiere,” and that Nine has revealed “the truth about their departure.” has spread,” he claims.

Close associates of Elle Ferguson and Joel Patful hit back at Channel Nine after the couple sensationally quit The Block earlier this year

According to the publication, their “camp” claimed there was more to the story.

“[The nine]need to work because there’s a lot at stake this season,” a source claimed.

“Elle and Joel were the most famous talents on the show, but now that they’re gone, we need to find a way to incorporate them into our promotions.”

They added: “It’s clear what the Nine’s tactic is, and to be honest, it’s working for them.”

According to The Daily Telegraph, a source close to the couple said they “believe they were used to stomp interest in the Sunday night premiere,” and that Nine is “not sure what the truth is about their departure.” has spread,” he claims.

The source refuted a number of claims about the pair, including that the show wasn’t “branded” to them.

Their “camp” said the pair were die-hard fans of Brock and “knew what they were in for” while Elle had a degree in interior design.

Sources say Joel’s mother’s injuries were more extensive than originally thought, causing her to bleed from her brain.

Sources say the pair met with Block executive producer Julian Kress before leaving the show.

The source refuted a number of claims about the pair, including that the show wasn’t “branded” to them. ‘and Elle has a degree in interior design.

Another claim refuted by the couple’s camp was the fact that they found the toilet paper to “scratch too much”, which they said all contestants thought the same.

The show’s host, Scotty Kam, 59, didn’t skimp on words and bluntly called their departure “non-Australian.”

He recently accused the pair of fleeing The Block in the middle of the night and giving no explanation for their departure.

He told News.com.au that Joel’s mother was injured before filming began, but this was no excuse for the couple to throw in the towel.

Show host Scotty Kam, 59, didn’t skimp on words and bluntly called their departure “un-Australian”. accused of not giving any explanation

In fact, he claims they made no excuses.

“They didn’t tell us why they were leaving. They didn’t tell us anything about visiting their sick mother.

“We flew them to Adelaide a week before The Block started and left them in the hotel for them to see.” [Joel’s mother]and they came back and said everything was fine,” he added.

“They never spoke to us [about quitting]they just left in the middle of the night.

In fact, he claims they made no excuses. “They didn’t tell us why they were leaving. They didn’t tell us anything about visiting their sick mother,” the longtime host said Tuesday.

Scott went on to claim that the couple “never mentioned Joel’s ailing mother in the 48 hours before they left, or after they left.”

Speaking to TV Week on Monday, Scott claimed Bullock would have been ready to temporarily halt production to accommodate the couple’s visit to see Joel’s mother.

Scott previously said at the Logie Awards that Elle and Joel were “not Australian” and “poor” for giving up on the competition so soon.

He told TV Tonight: This is unprecedented.

Speaking to TV Week on Monday, Scott claimed Bullock would have been ready to temporarily halt production to accommodate the couple's visit to see Joel's mother.

Speaking to TV Week on Monday, Scott claimed Bullock would have been ready to temporarily halt production to accommodate the couple’s visit to see Joel’s mother.

“Forty-five thousand people applied for The Block and won a life-changing prize.

“For me, this is a little less Australian! I’ll try! It’s bad.”

Scott reportedly told other contestants that Elle and Joel left because the renovation show “didn’t fit the brand” for them as Bondi influencers.

He also said they complained that the toilet paper was too scratchy.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to both Channel Nine and Elle and Joel for comment.

Their exit from the block will be a major storyline in the first few episodes of the new season, which premieres on Sunday, August 7 on Channel Nine and 9Now.

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