Tanya Guccione ‘THE LIE GOT OUT OF CONTROL'
Woman's Day Australia|November 15 2021
This year’s Block villain finally tells Woman’s Day the truth about the photo that nearly brought down the show

In her first full interview since coming clean on the photo scandal that’s changed The Block forever, Melbourne makeup artist Tanya Guccione reveals why she really took that snap, what her friends and family thought and how it affected her marriage to Vito.

You’ve finally come clean about taking the photo. Tell us what actually happened on the day...

It was day three on The Block and we were shooting the promo when I asked to use the bathroom inside the office. I knew it was a private space, but they’d allowed it before. I came out of the bathroom and right in front of me was the schedule – it was behind two glass doors, which were wide open. I was washing my hands when Josh [Packham], who’d just used the bathroom, pointed and said, “That’s the schedule!” And so while he was on the lookout, I took the photo. I saw an opportunity for an advantage over the All-Stars and I took it.

So you didn’t break into the office?

There was no break-in. I asked permission. And I wasn’t the only one to use the bathroom that day...

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