The block is leaving Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull’s replacement Rachel Carr is LEAVING the show

The block is leaving Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull’s replacement Rachel Carr is LEAVING the show

Another shock strike: The block-quitter replacement is LEAVING the show just a week after replacing Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull: “She’s really glad she made the decision to go home.”

Rachel Carr and her husband Ryan replaced Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull after sensationally leaving The Block Tree Change.

But on Monday night, Rachel made the decision to return to Sydney to visit the couple’s three young children after just a week on the show.

During the episode, Rachel and Ryan FaceTimed their children, who were confused by their parents’ absence.

Ryan Carr (right) from the block has defended his wife Rachel (left) after she left the show just a week after replacing Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull

“We walked very quickly, and we walked in a way that required us to put a lot together in a short amount of time,” Rachel explained.

“We have a five-year-old, a three-year-old and a one-year-old, so they’re not sure what we’re doing here. They’re not sure if it’s good or bad – they just know mom and dad aren’t here.”

An emotional Rachel explained she wanted to “snuggle her babies” and said it “broke her heart”.

She then made the decision to travel home to Sydney for 48 hours to see her children before returning to the site.

During the episode, Rachel and Ryan were on the phone with their three children, who were confused by their parents' absence

During the episode, Rachel and Ryan were on the phone with their three children, who were confused by their parents’ absence

Rachel’s husband Ryan explained, “She’s really glad she made the decision to go home … the kids really needed it, and they got it.”

“She tucked her two daughters into bed last night and they wouldn’t let go, so … she got some love and they got some love back.”

Ryan and Rachel replaced fashion influencer Elle and her fiancé Joel, who retired from the competition after just 48 hours of filming.

The couple made the difficult decision to leave after Joel’s mother Trish broke her neck in a fall at their Adelaide home.

Rachel then made the decision to travel home to Sydney for 48 hours to see her children before returning to the site

Rachel then made the decision to travel home to Sydney for 48 hours to see her children before returning to the site

Rachel's husband Ryan explained,

Rachel’s husband Ryan explained, “She’s really glad she made the decision to go home … the kids really needed it, and they got it.”

Joel’s mother reportedly broke her tailbone and wrist.

Host Scott Cam has since accused the couple of fleeing The Block in the middle of the night and giving no explanation for their departure.

He dismissed her apology, telling News.com.au that while Joel’s mother injured herself before filming began, that wasn’t the excuse the couple gave for throwing in the towel.

In fact, he claims, they didn’t apologize at all.

Ryan and Rachel replaced fashion influencer Elle and her footy star fiancé Joel (pictured), who retired from the competition after just 48 hours of shooting

Ryan and Rachel replaced fashion influencer Elle and her footy star fiancé Joel (pictured), who retired from the competition after just 48 hours of shooting