The Block: 'Humiliated' Tanya Guccione apologises for cheating scandal


Tanya Guccione apologises for cheating on The Block and says ‘humiliation on national TV is the biggest punishment’ after her lies were exposed in the finale


Tanya Guccione apologised on Wednesday for masterminding the cheating scandal that rocked this year’s season of The Block.

She shared a throwback family selfie to Instagram with husband Vito and their children, Eva and Josiah, alongside a lengthy caption. 

The makeup artist, 40, wrote: ‘This is US… A real family! This is the night we found out we where going to be on The Block.’

Sorry: Tanya Guccione apologised on Wednesday for masterminding the cheating scandal that rocked this year's season of The Block. Pictured with husband Vito and children Eva and Josiah

Sorry: Tanya Guccione apologised on Wednesday for masterminding the cheating scandal that rocked this year’s season of The Block. Pictured with husband Vito and children Eva and Josiah

Tanya said they were excited to have made the cut and thanked The Block’s production team for casting them. 

‘Many times we felt unworthy especially due to the scandal, but they encouraged us to keep going,’ she added.

She then turned her attention to the scandal and said: ‘I want to apologise and take ownership of my part in this tumultuous road that I took. It was a long and painful bendy path, one I paved for myself and only have myself to blame.’

Tanya said taking a photo of the production schedule was a ‘fear-based decision’.

At fault: 'I want to take ownership of my part in this tumultuous road that I took. It was a long and painful bendy path, one I paved for myself and only have myself to blame,' she said

At fault: ‘I want to take ownership of my part in this tumultuous road that I took. It was a long and painful bendy path, one I paved for myself and only have myself to blame,’ she said

‘When you’re fearful, you’re irrational and when you’re irrational, you make stupid choices and then you dig a while so deep that it’s hard to crawl back out,’ she added.

She admitted she had regrets about her actions during the season, and said: ‘All I really want to say is sorry. We let so many people down.

‘The humiliation on national television is, I can assure you, the biggest punishment of all!

Apology: She admitted she had regrets about her actions during the season, and said: 'All I really want to say is sorry. We let so many people down. The humiliation on national television is, I can assure you, the biggest punishment of all!'

Apology: She admitted she had regrets about her actions during the season, and said: ‘All I really want to say is sorry. We let so many people down. The humiliation on national television is, I can assure you, the biggest punishment of all!’

‘There have been many dark days, tears, feeling helpless. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I’m yet to get to the stronger part. But we will get there on time.’

She thanked her children, family and friends for supporting her and Vito throughout the show, as well as their fellow contestants.

‘We all walked away with money in our pockets for delivering five incredible homes. We worked so damn hard and created a killer season with record ratings!’ she added.

‘Cheers to the Class of 2021. Thank you for your support it’s been a wild ride and I wouldn’t want to share it with anyone else!’

'Cheers to the Class of 2021': She thanked her children, family and friends for supporting her and Vito throughout the show, as well as their fellow contestants

‘Cheers to the Class of 2021’: She thanked her children, family and friends for supporting her and Vito throughout the show, as well as their fellow contestants

Tanya was the most controversial participant on The Block this season.

She masterminded a cheating scandal by secretly taking a photo of the show’s production schedule and sharing it with another team, the Packham twins.

Anyone who saw the photo had the advantage of being able to plan their specifications weeks in advance or pre-order something for a specific room.

Deceit: Tanya took the photo of the show's production schedule, which was shared with the Packham twins, giving both teams an unfair advantage. For weeks she said she hadn't taken the photo herself but instead had been sent it by an 'anonymous tradie'

Deceit: Tanya took the photo of the show’s production schedule, which was shared with the Packham twins, giving both teams an unfair advantage. For weeks she said she hadn’t taken the photo herself but instead had been sent it by an ‘anonymous tradie’

Vito, 45, was not involved in the plot but agreed to lie to protect his wife.

The couple spent weeks denying any wrongdoing, with Tanya insisting she hadn’t taken the photo herself but instead had been sent it by an ‘anonymous tradie’.

However, she came clean during Sunday’s season finale when she told producers she had taken the photo and there was no ‘tradie’ tip-off.

Honest: However, she came clean during Sunday's season finale when she told producers she had taken the photo and there was no 'tradie' tip-off

Honest: However, she came clean during Sunday’s season finale when she told producers she had taken the photo and there was no ‘tradie’ tip-off

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