The Block quitters Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull HANG UP on Fitzy and Wippa

The Block ‘quitters’ have been accused of slamming the phone down during a radio interview with Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa this week.

According to Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, the controversial couple picked up the phone for a radio interview about their controversial exit from The Block, only to hang up moments later.

Fitzy and Wippa recalled the incident on Thursday during an interview with The Block host Scott Cam, who claims he was left blindsided by Elle and Joel’s departure just two days into filming.

The Block ‘quitters’ have been accused of slamming the phone during a radio interview with Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa this week. Pictured L-R Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald, Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli,

‘We rang them yesterday, Scotty we can’t even play the audio because there isn’t anything to play,’ Wippa told Scott.

‘Elle picked up the phone and said, “This is Joel’s phone”. And I said, “Hi Elle we’re looking for Joel, it’s Fitzy & Wippa here,” Fitzy explained.

He continued: ‘And then Joel comes in and goes “Hi, how are you guys?” And we introduced ourselves again and then bang, he was gone. He hung up. He’s not a fan of the show.’

Fitzy and Wippa recalled the incident on Thursday during an interview with The Block host Scott Cam, who claims he was left blindsided by Elle (right) and Joel's (left) departure just two days into filming

Fitzy and Wippa recalled the incident on Thursday during an interview with The Block host Scott Cam, who claims he was left blindsided by Elle (right) and Joel’s (left) departure just two days into filming

'He hung up.  He's not a fan of the show,' Wippa (pictured) said of Joel

‘He hung up. He’s not a fan of the show,’ Wippa (pictured) said of Joel

Fashion blogger Elle, 36, and retired AFL player Joel, 37, were meant to star on The Block’s upcoming ‘Tree Change’ season, but quit just two days into filming.

The pair decided to leave after Joel’s mum suffered a nasty fall, reportedly breaking her coccyx and fracturing her wrist in the process.

According to reports at the time, they initially tried to stay on the show but left after they ‘couldn’t get a definitive answer’ from producers as to whether Joel could ‘come and go’ from the construction site in Gisborne to visit his ailing mother in Adelaide.

Fashion blogger Elle, 36, and retired AFL player Joel, 37, were meant to star on The Block's upcoming 'Tree Change' season, but quit just two days into filming

Fashion blogger Elle, 36, and retired AFL player Joel, 37, were meant to star on The Block’s upcoming ‘Tree Change’ season, but quit just two days into filming

Scott Cam (pictured) has never been shy to publicly criticize the couple for leaving, telling Fizy and Wippa that their decision caused 'chaos' on set

Scott Cam (pictured) has never been shy to publicly criticize the couple for leaving, telling Fizy and Wippa that their decision caused ‘chaos’ on set

However, The Block’s executive producer Julian Cress has since disputed this, telling the Herald Sun that Joel and Elle ‘never’ made such a request.

Scott has never been shy to publicly criticize the couple for leaving, telling Fizy and Wippa that their decision caused ‘chaos’ on set.

‘We had a promo day [the day Elle and Joel left]. It was a Saturday morning, we had 50 or 60 people coming from Sydney, you know, a whole crew with trucks and everything,’ the Nine personality recalled.

Earlier on Thursday, Scott told The Kyle and Jackie O show the couple didn't tell producers about the AFL star's sick mother before fleeing the set of the series

Earlier on Thursday, Scott told The Kyle and Jackie O show the couple didn’t tell producers about the AFL star’s sick mother before fleeing the set of the series

‘You guys will be aware how big a promo day is. It’s huge and it goes all day. And we’ve got two contestants missing. So we had to reshoot a lot of stuff. And it was really chaos.’

Earlier on Thursday, Scott told The Kyle and Jackie O show the couple didn’t tell producers about the AFL star’s sick mother before fleeing the set of the series.

He said The Block would have been prepared to temporarily shut down production to accommodate the couple’s visit to see Joel’s mother, who had injured herself in a nasty fall at her home in Adelaide, if they had been made aware of the situation.

He said The Block would have been prepared to temporarily shut down production to accommodate the couple's visit to see Joel's mother, who had injured herself in a nasty fall at her home in Adelaide, if they had been made aware of the situation

He said The Block would have been prepared to temporarily shut down production to accommodate the couple’s visit to see Joel’s mother, who had injured herself in a nasty fall at her home in Adelaide, if they had been made aware of the situation

‘They didn’t mention the sick mum to us. If they had said to us we need to go see my mum, of course family comes first. We would have flown them back to Adelaide and flown them back,’ the long-time host said.

‘They spoke to our producer and said they had decided The Block isn’t on brand for them. It was chaos.’

Scott went on to say Elle also insisted on bringing ‘a lot of designer outfits’ for filming, despite a strict dress code.

‘You have got to wear the hi-vis [workwear] and the boots but [Elle] did have a lot of outfits there ready to go,’ he said.

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

Scott went on to say Elle also insisted on bringing 'a lot of designer outfits' for filming, despite a strict dress code

Scott went on to say Elle also insisted on bringing ‘a lot of designer outfits’ for filming, despite a strict dress code

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