Blue team member Ben Speedy has been stood down from The Block NZ after he injured himself on-set this week.
“Ben is involved in an incident this week which sees him put him out for a while and Tom minus a team mate,” a spokesperson for MediaWorks said.
The winner of The Block NZ 2016 – Emmett Vallender – will fill in for Ben in the meantime so Tom isn’t without a partner.
Ben was hurt while “sneaking into the girl’s house at night”, and it appears he has been left out of action with a bandaged nose as a result.
The Block NZ screens on Three Sunday – Tuesday nights and is also viewable on ThreeNow.