The Block’s Steph Ottavio denies losing her job as judge Shaynna Blaze on Channel Nine show: ‘I would never strip her of her title’
Block fan favorite Steph Ottavio has denied she wants Shaynna Blaze’s job as a judge on hit reality show Channel Nine.
But the likeable 27-year-old does not rule out a television career after the end of “The Block”.
Steph, who appears on the makeover series alongside her 27-year-old husband Gian, was tipped off by fans as a possible replacement for Shaynna after sharing her outspoken and helpful styling views with fellow contestants.
Steph told The woman’s fatherShe’d love to be a judge on The Block, but won’t take anyone’s job.
“It would definitely be a great opportunity,” she said of a potential appearance on The Block.
The Block fan favorite Steph Ottavio has denied she wants Shaynna Blaze’s job as a judge on hit reality show Channel Nine (pictured with husband Gian).
“I think like everyone else in the industry I can speak constructively about the spaces.”
“I really love going into the other contestants’ houses and being like, ‘Oh yeah, I can see this and that.'”
“(But) I would never strip Shaynna of her title.”
Steph, founder of SJO Architects in Sydney, described all of the current judges, including Shaynaa and Neale Whitaker, Darren Palmer and Marty Fox, as “amazing professionals”.
It comes after The Block’s new season was hit by controversy.
Steph, who appears on The Block with her husband Gian, 27, was considered by fans as a possible replacement for Shaynna pictured after sharing her outspoken and helpful styling views with fellow contestants
Steph told Woman’s Day that she would like to be a judge for The Block but would not take the job for anyone
Last month, Channel Nine was forced to disable comments on the show’s official Instagram account for a post that angered viewers.
This came after numerous fans began complaining about the constant infighting and bullying among the Blockheads.
A single mum penned a lengthy protest calling Channel Nine’s hit renovation show “toxic” and “disturbing”.
Longtime viewer Evie Farrell says she won’t let her young daughter watch the show and turned off the ratings because it’s about “more bullying than building”.
Noting the show’s “negativity, drama and scandal,” Farrell focused on the feud brewing between the couple, Steph and Gian, and the other contestants.
Steph said she is “creative” and interested in exploring possibilities in television
Steph, founder of SJO Architects in Sydney, described all of the current judges as “amazing professionals”.
Farrell says the boobs Leah and Ash and Kristy and Brett are particularly “set their sights” on Steph, who she says appears to be emotionally vulnerable.
“It baffles me why The Block is promoting a toxic and disturbing bullying narrative as the main plot for this season,” Farrell wrote in an article for Mamamia.
She said it would be better “to show positive role models that the whole family can watch and support together.”
Farrell said what fans really want to see are “likable couples” creating beautiful spaces and homes.