After going back and forth, Aleks confirmed that she had only told the men they'd been 'intimate' and that the word 'sex' was never used - Josh's face was riddled with guilt.
He then turned his attention to Ivan, telling the group that Ivan had confirmed that they did indeed have sex.
At this point, viewers are wondering why it matters so much that the couple disclose what goes on behind closed doors, to the table and the rest of Australia - but apparently, Michael is a beacon of truth and morals.
'So you’re denying that you slept with him,' Michael continued.
'YES,' Aleks begged, explaining that she doesn't like talking about intimacy because it makes her uncomfortable, so why would she admit to having 'sex' to them, of all people.
Michael slammed Aleks to producers, 'She’s bang out of order… don’t say you haven’t been intimate when you have been intimate.'
Then, the bombshell. Josh tells viewers how Ivan told him, 'We’ve been rootin’ like rabbits for weeks,' and that it was IVAN who told Michael and Josh to confront Aleks about their sex life. 'He got away with looking like the nice guy. It feels like we got used,' he said, adding that Ivan had been winking at both men as they defended Ivan.
Josh revealed that Ivan had called him and Michael telling them to show him support at the dinner party. Josh wondered if Ivan had set him up, because the real estate agent continued to comfort, support and defend Aleks, all while 'winking' at the men.
Now viewers are hitting back on social media. One fan slammed the MAFS men, particularly Michael. 'Imagine being slut-shamed out of the experiment. #TeamAleks.'
Another wrote, 'So disappointed in Ivan, Michael & Josh.'
While a third reminded the cast, 'Someone needs to call Michael out on his toxic, manipulative, trouble-making behaviour. He is an absolute narcissist! Whoops nearly forgot, a pathological liar to boot!'
But the most poignant of all came from a Twitter user who posted, 'Why doesn’t anyone tell Michael to get stuffed? How did the guy who gets drunk at every opportunity and has other women’s bikinis at his house become the relationship guru?'
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