Despite this season's blockbuster renovations taking centre stage, The Block judge Darren Palmer's striking new look has generated almost as much chatter.
Taking to social media, many fans have pointed out the 42-year-old designer's smooth appearance and have questioned if he went under the knife ahead of the new season.
"What has Darren done to his face!? He looks so strange," a fan lamented. "He's impossibly shiny and smooth!"
While many talked about his "impossibly smooth" visage, others took aim at his luscious new curls.
"I can't stop staring at Darren's hair. He looks like a Roman," a fan wrote.
"Black dyed perms look ridiculous on any man," another said.