Jesse is fighting with everyone in this week's episodes of The Block. But he insists that he's not the one starting the drama.
"It was really frustrating that week, because I felt like I was in a Monty Python skit," the Melbourne real estate agent, 29, tells TV WEEK.
"I was staying in my house, and people were coming up to me, having a go. It was like, 'I'm here for an argument.' I was like, 'Oh, my God – I just want to work.'"
Jesse has run-ins with host Scott Cam, as well as foremen Keith and Dan, over building issues. Then there's a big blow-up over a "debt" Jesse and Mel supposedly owe Mitch and Mark.
It dates back to master ensuite week, when Jesse and Mel used Mitch and Mark's waterproofer. In return, the couple promised to do some painting for Mitch and Mark.
Jesse believes the debt has now been cleared, but Mitch and Mark see it differently. On camera, Jesse is seen chasing Mark to try to talk to him about the issue. But Jesse claims that was only because Mark had already come up and confronted him off-camera.
"He said, 'Oh, that says a lot about your moral integrity,'" Jesse tells TV WEEK.
"I was like, 'What are you talking about? I always pay back a debt.' When he said that it actually made me quite angry, because I was like, 'He's just so manipulative.'"
Jesse insists he never wanted to argue with anyone on The Block.
"I'm the least confrontational person in real life," he says. "I'll just walk away. That's what's difficult about The Block. You can't walk away – and you have to see these people every single day. I hated wasting energy arguing with people who weren't important to my life. It was painful."
The Block airs Monday to Wednesday, 7.30pm, and Sunday, 7pm, on Nine Network.
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