The Block: The 8 ‘Golden Rules’ Contestants MUST Follow After Tanya And Vito Guccione’s Wild Cheating Scandal
From getting unfair discounts on expensive decor to making merchants do extra work, The Block is no stranger to cheating scandals.
Although rarely discussed on camera, there have been eight golden rules that all Blockheads must follow while filming.
Rule number one requires that contestants have to do their own painting, according to Domain.
This came after the Blockheads Josh and Luke Packham scandal during season 17 in 2021.
The twin brothers upset fans and other contestants when they brought in a bricklayer to help with the paint job.
Eight golden rules have been established on The Block that all contestants must follow during filming.
Rule number one requires contestants to make their own painting, according to Domain
Contestants must do all of their own design work, as well as their own painting.
The second rule is for contestants to work to the schedule, which means they cannot start ahead on any part of the build.
Tanya Guccione and her husband Vito rocked viewers on the 2021 season after it was revealed that they took a photo of the production schedule, which was usually kept secret from the contestants.
This rule will now be easier to enforce, as the current season’s contestants have been presented with the schedule: a weekly guide to the rooms that the team will renew.
The third rule states that no contestant can do “noisy work” between 7 am and 6 pm.
Painting, plastering and other low sound impact tasks are permitted.
Blockheads this season has been presented with a strict construction schedule
The final rules require that the allotment fee be paid to all trades, and must be induced, and all buildings must comply. Pictured: Kyle and Leslie from The Block 2023
The fourth mandates that all contestants have to do all of their own interior design work.
Meanwhile, contestants are not allowed a 50 percent discount on any commercial products.
This rule came after best friends Omar and Oz spent an exorbitant amount on their house in the show’s 2022 season.
The final rules require that all trades be paid the award rate and must be inducted, and all buildings must comply.
The Block continues on Channel Nine on Sunday, August 13