The Block contestants Tanya Guccione and Elle Ferguson met IRL after facing intense backlash from the reno show’s fans.

Tanya was the subject of brutal trolling during the 2021 season after she seemingly “cheated” by taking a photo of the embargoed production schedule.

Meanwhile, Elle and her fiancé Joel Patfull were dubbed The Block 2022‘s “quitters” when they pulled out of the series just two days into filming.

Now, the two controversial women have met face to face, and we bet they had a LOT to talk about!

Tanya took to her Instagram Story with a photo of herself with Elle at a Chemist Warehouse event on September 28.

“You bet we had a chat,” the mum of two wrote alongside a winky-face emoji.

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Tanya mused that she and Elle “had a chat” about their The Block experiences. Source: Instagram.

The surprise meeting comes after Tanya told the So Dramatic! podcast host Megan Pustetto that she admired Elle and Joel for leaving the show when they did.

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The duo spectacularly ditched production after Joel’s mother reportedly had a nasty fall. However, several sources have claimed the pair couldn’t hack it in the intense competition.

However, Tanya reckons the duo had a lot of guts to walk away from the gig.

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“I think that The Block isn’t for everybody, which is why I have so much respect for Elle who left,” the 40-year-old confessed.

“I’m like, ‘Good on you, just good on you,’ because there were moments where I was like, we can’t do this.”

The mum of two went on to reveal that her husband, Vito, “left [the show] three [or] four times” as a result of the constant pressures of the competition.

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Tanya said her husband Vito walked off the show multiple times. Source: Nine.

“They didn’t show… I think they showed one walk-off, maybe, but he left like three, four times,” she said. “He would say to me, ‘I can’t do this, Tan. I am not made for TV; this is way harder than what I thought.”

Tanya’s support for Elle and Joel’s decision to leave the show follows 2019 contestant El’ise Bothe praising the pair for quitting.

Want even more goss? Listen to episode 214 of the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto below! 

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