Viewers of ‘The Block’ were pleasantly stunned when watching deserving winners Jimmy and Tam make history on the show when their home sold for $4,256,000.
The Queensland couple had been assigned with the tasking of flipping the torn property and turning it into a 1950s oasis, winning several challenge rooms and ultimately walking away with an incredible $1,066,000 in prize money.
Or so they thought.
Unfortunately, Jimmy and Tam became wrapped up in a scandal after it was discovered the winning bidder Emese Fajk, 28, was a ‘con woman’.
Originally described as a Cyber Security Expert, she was exposed by A Current Affair in December for presenting fake receipts of the money going through.
The property has since on sale in an off-market campaign and looking for a new buyer, with the person who was outbid also approached for a second opportunity.
The hot rumour had been that The Block host Scott Cam may have privately snapped up the property, after a “close source” told New Idea mag that Cam was the new owner of the Brighton property.
Which isn’t that far fetched, Cam has previously purchased properties renovated by the show’s contestants.
“Scott’s involved in the show, so there would be no need for a real estate agent to transact (the property). If he has bought it, it wouldn’t surprise me,” real estate agent Michael Townsend of McGrath St Kilda said. “But I don’t know anything about it.”
However, Cam’s manager, Chris Giannopoulos, told Daily Mail Australia that he didn’t purchase the property and that the rumours were “not to believed”.
“It’s pretty simple. The rumours are not true. It’s unfounded,” he said before adding that Cam hasn’t commented as he is currently away on holidays.
This wild ride continues.