The Block 2020: Truth about Scott Cam ‘buying’ Jimmy and Tam’s Brighton home after Emese Fajk failed
Insiders have given up hope that TV tradie Scott Cam came in to buy Jimmy and Tam’s house on The Block after cybersecurity expert Emese Fajk failed to pay.
New Idea claimed on Monday that the host of the renovation show saved the day by secretly buying the $ 4.2 million mansion for himself.
But sources dismissed the magazine’s claims as nonsense. “Scott Cam definitely didn’t buy the house,” said an insider.
The Palm Springs-style property in Melbourne’s affluent Brighton area will remain on the market for over a month, although it is not publicly listed.
Scotty to the rescue? Insiders have dismissed a rumor that Scott Cam went into hiding to save the day by buying Jimmy and Tam’s house. Above the trio on auction day
The sale of Jimmy and Tam’s Palm Springs-style mansion to ‘cybersecurity expert’ Emese Fajk failed in December
Mysterious cybersecurity expert Emese Fajk – who claims to have collaborated with Apple and the United Nations – bought the house at auction for a show record of $ 4,256,000.
But just days before Christmas, both the settlement and the 28-year-old’s deposit could not go through. This is despite the fact that Ms. Fajk has sent screenshots from ANZ Bank to nine producers as ‘proof’ of her purchase.
Jimmy and Tam found themselves in the unenviable position of having to find a buyer for a prestigious home just as the summer vacation started, a slow period for the real estate market.
A Nine Network spokesperson declined to comment on the false rumor that Cam had come to the couple’s rescue. “Scott and Nine will not comment on this.”
The iconic trader – the face of the show for over a decade – has taken shape and previously purchased properties renovated by participants.
New Idea claimed that Cam and those involved wanted to keep his alleged purchase “very quiet.” But an insider found that untrue and said ‘no’
Last September, the media veteran revealed he had secretly bought a Port Melbourne apartment that had been transformed in 2016.
Cam spent $ 2.2 million in 2017 on the port of Port Melbourne, where he lives for four months a year.
The apartment was not auctioned during the show and was marketed separately after the program aired.
“I loved this building so much that I wanted to buy one of the apartments,” Cam told The Herald Sun.
Not his first rodeo: In September, Scott revealed that he had secretly bought a Port Melbourne apartment that had been renovated in The Block in 2016. Above with the cast of that season
The failed sale of Jimmy and Tam’s house devastated the Queensland couple, who even attended the finale during a festive drink with Ms. Fajk.
The renovators swallowed their tears when they told A Current Affair how the strange turn of events had made them blind.
“Here we don’t know what’s going to happen here,” said Jimmy.
“It’s something that no one ever saw coming, no one expected, but it’s something we’re dealing with right now.”
What happened? Ms. Fajk, 28, (center) produced screenshots to ‘prove’ she paid for the property … but the money didn’t arrive more than a month later
Mrs. Fajk’s contract is now void. Her money never got into Nine’s bank account.
She has blamed an unnamed carrier, claiming she was “ thrown under the bus. ”
“I didn’t get forms to sign on time,” she claimed.
“I had to find crucial information myself, even though I paid someone else to make sure there was no hiccups.”
World Traveler: Ms. Fajk, who also bears the surname Fayk, was born in Romania and previously lived in New York City, before moving to Australia a year ago
Ms. Fajk has dismissed claims that she has sent screenshots of bank transfers to an ex-boyfriend in the past.
She did not directly respond to questions about individual allegations she sent fake screenshots to a former classmate.
“I am more than happy to sit down with anyone interested and refute all allegations and claims against me,” she said.
Ms. Fajk narrowly outbid Melbourne IT entrepreneur Danny Wallis to win the property. But Mr. Wallis, who bought three houses at the auctions this year, has been keeping his mind since the purchase failed.