Tanya and Vito became Australia’s most-hated reality stars last year after Tanya admitted to taking a photo of production plans which ultimately gave them quite a unfair advantage.
Tanya had staunchly denied the claims throughout the entire season, waiting to confess to the deception during the final episode.
With enough drama of their own to deal with right now, the current Blockheads weren’t exactly keen to have them on board.
They recall the cheating scandal vividly and definitely aren’t fans of the pair.
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“Everyone made it known to producers afterwards that they weren’t happy about them being there.”
It’s believed that Tanya and Vito weren’t aware that their scenes had been edited out.
Given the bad response from the Blockheads, it seemed likely that the viewers would feel the same.
“They don’t want to seem like they’re rewarding bad behaviour,” the source adds.
Meanwhile, we hear an ugly spat between foreman Keith, and Ankur and Sharon also had to be scrapped.
The on-set source says the argument was so explosive, only a fraction was suitable to add into the family-friendly primetime slot.
“There’s yelling, screaming, swearing – you name it,” the insider spills, adding that the “majority of it ended up on the cutting-room floor”.
After last season’s back-to-back blow-ups turned many viewers off, the show insider says that “producers were really trying to keep the fights to a minimum this year”.
Still, they are nervous that the footage could somehow be leaked in the coming weeks.
“It’ll cause a stir for sure if that does happen,” the insider adds.