Influencers and entrepreneurs Elle Ferguson and his ex-fiancé as an AFL player Joel Patfull has departed this season Block due to tragic circumstances.
Patfull’s mother is believed to have suffered a severe fracture to her neck while at her home in Adelaide as per news.com.au.
After hearing news of his mother’s injury, former Brisbane Lions & Greater Western Sydney player and Ferguson chose to leave the set to go and care for his mother.
In a series of Stories uploaded to Ferguson’s Instagram on Sunday morning, Patfull is seen at the airport sitting on top of the couple’s belongings.
“Wherever you are in the world. Whatever you do. Family always comes first,” Ferguson wrote in his second Insta Story caption.
It’s no secret that being a contestant Block is absolute hard work.
Participants had to endure emotional and physical exhaustion while living in a completely new space for months.
Given the circumstances, it’s no surprise that Ferguson and Patfull made the call to leave.
A spokesperson for 9 gave the following statement to PEDSTRIAN.TV regarding the couple’s departure.
“Over the weekend, we were surprised that one of our new team of contestants left The Block a few days to film the upcoming season.
“We wish them all the best for the future and we are excited to showcase two new Australians for the opportunity of a lifetime at The Block.
“The Block Tree Change will air as scheduled later this year.”
The upcoming season will also feature the former Neighbors bintang star Sharon Johal and her husband Ankur Dogra as reported by the Daily Mail.
Elle Ferguson has a huge 680,000 followers on Instagram and is the founder of her own beauty company Elle Effect of which Patfull is chief operating officer.
We sincerely wish Ms Patfull and the rest of her family the very best in the coming months.