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The Block winners Jimmy and Tam Wilkins slam trolls amid the whiteboard cheating scandal

The Block 2020 winners Jimmy and Tam Wilkins weighed in on the ‘biggest cheating scandal in reality TV history’ this week. 

Viewers were left appalled after it was revealed that someone broke into host Scott Cam’s office and took a photo of the production schedule, giving an unfair advantage to anyone who saw it.

And after Tanya Guccione confessed she was the first to receive the photo from an ‘anonymous tradie’ on Tuesday, Jimmy and Tam took to Instagram to defend the contestants after social media exploded with negativity.

Controversy: Their post comes after Tanya Guccione admitted she was the first to receive the photo from an 'anonymous tradie'

Speaking out: The Block winners Jimmy and Tam Wilkins (L) have weighed in on the show’s ‘biggest cheating scandal ever’, defending those involved against ‘trolls’ on Instagram. It comes after Tanya Guccione (R) admitted she was the first to receive the photo from an ‘anonymous tradie’

‘Can we all please keep in mind The Block contestants are humans too. They all have family, friends and feelings,’ Jimmy and Tam wrote.

They accompanied the post with the hashtag ‘Say no to trolls’, and tagged a number of the couples alongside it.

Jimmy and Tam know scandal all too well themselves, after the sale of their winning Brighton property fell through after last year’s finale. 

Defence: 'Can we all please keep in mind The Block contestants are humans too. They all have family, friends and feelings,' Jimmy and Tam wrote

Defence: ‘Can we all please keep in mind The Block contestants are humans too. They all have family, friends and feelings,’ Jimmy and Tam wrote

Betrayal: The couple's property was caught up in an auction scandal after cyber security expert Emese Fajk (centre) bought the home at the November auction, but failed to pay up

Betrayal: The couple’s property was caught up in an auction scandal after cyber security expert Emese Fajk (centre) bought the home at the November auction, but failed to pay up

At the centre of the controversy was Emese Abigail Fajk, a 28-year-old cyber security expert who bid $4.2million on the couple’s home, but didn’t stump up the money.

She presented receipts of bank transfers indicating the money for the house had gone through, but the large sum never reached Channel Nine’s bank accounts.

Tam and Jimmy choked back tears as they told A Current Affair how they’d been left blindsided by the strange turn of events.

‘Here we are now not knowing what’s going to happen. It’s something no one ever saw coming, no one ever expected, but it’s something we now have to deal with,’ Jimmy said.

Bombshell: On Wednesday, The Block contestants at the centre of the 'biggest cheating scandal in reality TV history' sensationally accused the show's producers of setting her up. Pictured: Tanya and Vito Guccione

Bombshell: On Wednesday, The Block contestants at the centre of the ‘biggest cheating scandal in reality TV history’ sensationally accused the show’s producers of setting her up. Pictured: Tanya and Vito Guccione

The stunning renovated home eventually sold for a whopping $4million to a family in June this year.

In addition to its unique 1950s-inspired style, the home features five bedrooms, a designer kitchen and a stylish outdoor entertainment area with a pool and barbecue.

Meanwhile, The Block cheating scandal took a turn on Thursday morning after Tanya sensationally accused the show’s producers of setting her up.

Tanya claimed the infamous whiteboard that outlined the production schedule was put in a ‘really obvious’ place that was almost impossible to ignore.

She alleged the schedule was ‘right there by the toilet… on a massive board’, which made her suspect producers had planned the cheating storyline all along.

The plot thickens: Tanya claimed the infamous whiteboard that outlined the production schedule was put in a 'really obvious' place that was almost impossible to ignore - prior to being placed in host Scott Cam's (pictured) office

The plot thickens: Tanya claimed the infamous whiteboard that outlined the production schedule was put in a ‘really obvious’ place that was almost impossible to ignore – prior to being placed in host Scott Cam’s (pictured) office 

‘Most of us came by [the schedule] because it was right by the toilet… It was right there in front of us, so I felt very singled out, like I was the only one who saw it, but plenty of others used the toilet that day,’ she told News.com.au.

‘It felt almost like it could have been set up.’

The schedule was later moved to host Scott Cam’s office, and the official version of events is that someone broke into the office and took a photo of it.

But Tanya rejects the idea she ‘snuck in like a commando’ and secretly took the photo, arguing that literally anyone on site could have done so when the whiteboard was next to the toilets.

She continues to insist she did not take the photo; however, does not dispute the photo ‘did end up in my possession’.

Twins Josh and Luke Packham had also seen the photograph, but denied taking it and instead said they were sent it from Tanya. 

Channel Nine declined to comment.

Conspiracy: Tanya rejects the idea she 'snuck in like a commando' and secretly took the photo, arguing that literally anyone on site could have done so when the whiteboard was next to the toilets

Conspiracy: Tanya rejects the idea she ‘snuck in like a commando’ and secretly took the photo, arguing that literally anyone on site could have done so when the whiteboard was next to the toilets


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