For easygoing larrikin Ben, Christie is “definitely wife material”, but before he thinks of proposing, the two need to iron out their differences.
Enter The Super Switch.
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“I’m nervous! I’m worried Christie’s been up to no good or I’ll look like a complete flop. She could go on the show and get intimate with someone else,” he tells WHO, though he admits, “She was more worried I’d cheat on her because I’m very flirtatious.”
At a crossroads in their relationship, the pair are entering the ‘social experiment’, alongside five other couples, who will swap partners on the revamped Channel Seven reality TV show.
Ben, 35, acknowledges he puts fun with friends above Christie, 28. “I do enjoy getting everyone involved,” he says, “We go from having an intimate dinner, to me organising another three couples joining us.”
Nevertheless, “All my friends like her, even when I’m like, ‘I’m not so sure about her’, they’ve got my back and they say, ‘Nah, man I wouldn’t get rid of her. She’s pretty good, you’re not going to get much better.”
You may recognise Ben from his first reality-TV jaunt, on Georgia Love’s 2016 season of The Bachelorette.
“I definitely didn’t fall in love with Georgia, I think spent I 10 minutes with her in the three weeks I was there [but] I’ve maintained a friendship with her,” he says, adding, “The Bachelorette was a better emotional experience because I didn’t have to stress about my girlfriend and who she’s sleeping in another bed with.”
The Super Switch airs Tues. and Wed. at 7.30pm on Channel 7.