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The Block host Scott Cam weighs in punishment following cheating scandal

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The Block host Scott Cam says the Gucciones and the Packhams’ punishment following their involvement in cheating scandal was not harsh enough


The Gucciones and the Packhams were each docked two points for their latest room reveal on The Block on Sunday due to their involvement in the show’s cheating scandal last week.

And now, the show’s host Scott Cam has weighed in on their punishment.

The 58-year-old told 9Entertainment, he doesn’t believe the penalty was harsh enough.

Weighing in: The Block host Scott Cam (pictured) has weighed in on the Gucciones and the Packhams' punishment following their involvement in a cheating scandal

Weighing in: The Block host Scott Cam (pictured) has weighed in on the Gucciones and the Packhams’ punishment following their involvement in a cheating scandal

‘We deducted those points, I mean I thought that punishment wasn’t harsh enough,’ Scott said.

‘But we couldn’t make it so those people had no chance of winning, because that would make the whole thing void, if it was just between three teams.’

‘If we gave them a too-harsh punishment, that would hamstring them too much, so we needed to start again and make the game fair, so we could actually have a series and have a show,’ he explained.

Scandal: Tanya and Vito as well as twins Josh and Luke were each docked two points for their latest room reveal on The Block on Sunday after seeing a photo of the production schedule. Pictured Tanya and Vito Guccione

Scandal: Tanya and Vito as well as twins Josh and Luke were each docked two points for their latest room reveal on The Block on Sunday after seeing a photo of the production schedule. Pictured Tanya and Vito Guccione

The saga began when someone allegedly broke into Scott’s office and took a photo of the whiteboard which showed the series’ filming schedule – including the dates of each challenge, private tours and furniture consults.

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

Ronnie and Georgia brought the scandal to light last week, confirming the Packhams twins Josh and Luke had previously shown them a photo of the schedule in question.

After suspicion initially pointed to Josh and Luke, Tanya finally confessed to producers she was the first person to see the photo.

Opinion: Scott told 9Entertainment, he doesn't believe the punishment was harsh enough but 'if we gave them a too-harsh punishment, that would hamstring them too much'

Opinion: Scott told 9Entertainment, he doesn’t believe the punishment was harsh enough but ‘if we gave them a too-harsh punishment, that would hamstring them too much’

'We deducted those points, I mean I thought that punishment wasn't harsh enough. But we couldn't make it so those people had no chance of winning, because that would make the whole thing void, if it was just between three teams,' Scott said

‘We deducted those points, I mean I thought that punishment wasn’t harsh enough. But we couldn’t make it so those people had no chance of winning, because that would make the whole thing void, if it was just between three teams,’ Scott said

In the aftermath of the leaked production schedule scandal, the Gucciones and the Packhams were each docked two points for the latest room reveal on Sunday.

This effectively ruled both teams out of winning the challenge.

During the episode, furious host Shelley Craft said: ‘I’m upset for all of you because this is not what The Block is about. [I’ve got] this ill feeling.’

When Vito protested that he was the victim, the interior design guru snapped: ‘Yeah but you were the cause of it, Vito!’

Cheating scandal: The saga began when someone allegedly broke into Scott's office and took a photo of the whiteboard which showed the series' filming schedule - including the dates of each challenge, private tours and furniture consults. Pictured Luke and Josh Packham

Cheating scandal: The saga began when someone allegedly broke into Scott’s office and took a photo of the whiteboard which showed the series’ filming schedule – including the dates of each challenge, private tours and furniture consults. Pictured Luke and Josh Packham

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