The "most confronting scandal in MAFS history"
In the initial teaser, the narrator asked “Which groom will be exposed in one of the most confronting scandals in MAFS history?”
The teaser flashed images of grooms Tim Calwell, Jonathan McCullough and Jack Dunkley during this narration – which surely means it’ll be one of them? Right? Honestly, with MAFS we never know.
Among the key players focused on in the teaser, Lauren Dunn, Sara Mesa and Tori Adams appear to be heavily involved. And if there was a Logie Award for Best Facial Expressions, we’d say hand it to Sara right now.
In one snippet, she’s even seen swatting the camera away while telling producers to “leave me alone.” In another, she says through tears to the group “I will literally ruin you.”
Not only that, but it seems John Aiken will take a stand against one of the participants.
“I’ve heard some things in these experiments that have repulsed me, that is right up there,” he said, to an unknown participant. “So I’m gonna cut to the chase, we need to just kick you out.”
Jack Dunkley's ex-girlfriend
Of course, some of this drama could tie in to the ongoing storyline surrounding Jack Dunkley and his mysterious ex-girlfriend.
After their wedding, it was revealed that he had broken up with his partner to appear on MAFS - according to stories on The Daily Mail, Yahoo and The Wash. All of these were seen by the cast during filming, with the news becoming a hot topic of conversation at the first Dinner Party.
"I've got a disgruntled ex basically,” Jack told everyone when the scandal was uncovered. “It’s all out of context."
"It was a very casual but exclusive relationship...She fell a little bit harder for me and a little bit quicker. She’s thrown me under the bus."
For what it's worth, she says he "broke up with me right after I met his family and he told me he loves me. Tells me it's for [a] 'work opportunity in America' only to find out he's on MAFS in Sydney."
We have a feeling the drama is far from over where this storyline is concerned.
Jonathan and Ellie's couple-swap
Another year, another couple swap! Though this one doesn't involve cheating, according to reports.
Following in the footsteps of fan-favourites Evelyn Ellis and Duncan James, it seems Ellie Dix and Jonathan McCullough have hooked up when filming wrapped. At least, we hope it was once filming wrapped.
If the experts couldn't find them a lasting love story, these two seem to be taking matters into their own hands.
The duo were photographed kissing at a beach in Queensland last week, and were reportedly spotting enjoying dates together in December 2023.
Only time will tell whether or not their romantic tryst will play out on screen. Read more here.
Groom quits Married At First Sight
Though he attended the bucks party, Simon Flocco departed the experiment before his wedding.
“MAFS wasn't what I thought I wanted at this point in my life, that's all,” he told The Daily Mail in October. Straight to the point!
By Week Five of the experiment, the experts had luckily found a new groom for Michael Felix, who said 'I Do' alongside hairdresser Stephen. We're excited to see how their love story plays out!
Jack and Lauren go head to head in MAFS dinner party clash
Tensions had been brewing between Tori's best friend on the show Lauren and her husband Jack for weeks, but it was a dinner party in week four where it all kicked off.
After Lauren and Jack clashed over comments he made about his wife, he lashed out telling Lauren's husband Jonathan to "put a muzzle on your wife."
"There are things you can’t say, and that is one of them," a shocked Tim told the cameras after the altercation.
"If that was someone saying that to Jade I would have absolutely lost it," new groom Ridge added.
"That’s not cool, Tristan explained to the cameras. "My mum would beat me if I said that to a woman."
"Not funny, not appropriate," continued Lucinda, "not now, not never."
With so many promised scandals and fallouts this season, fans are sure to be in for the ride of their life when MAFS continues.
Married At First Sight Australia airs Monday to Wednesday, 7:30pm and Sunday, 7pm, on Channel 9 and 9Now.
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