It recently emerged the 44-year-old has done some acting work in the past after shots surfaced on Instagram. But, as he exclusively told WHO, he wasn’t paid to behave a certain way on the show.
“I don’t like to talk about it. But I did do the runway modelling thing overseas. I’ve done TV ads and I’ve done a bit of acting,” he admitted. ‘I’ve done some stuff here but nothing that hit the big time. A few short films a few various bits and pieces.”
And he’s not the only one - Dino Hira is pictured on his Instagram, wearing what looks to be stage makeup (he’s sporting a rather fetching gunshot wound to the head), while his “wife” Melissa Lucarelli raised eyebrows when photos emerged of her wearing what looked to be a Summer Bay police uniform.
But perhaps the participant causing most of the chatter is 29-year-old, self-confessed ‘virgin’, Matthew Bennett. Many viewers simply refuse to believe that someone, as reserved as the Queensland-based videographer, would volunteer for a show like MAFS.
“I think Matt is one of the most surprising and interesting people I have ever seen in six experiments,” she told Nova. “He looks at fear in the face and jumps in feet first.”
As for Bennett, he’s addressed the rumours head-on.
"I can understand people thinking that, but then why would someone go on national TV and declare themselves the 29-year-old virgin, not a 29-year-old virgin? I am now the 29-year-old virgin," he told a newspaper recently.
"I am not an actor - I chose a career on the other side of the camera."