When Jess Hardy was evicted from Big Brother in 2002, her new boyfriend Nathan ‘Marty’ Martin was gutted.
The young pair were besotted with each other, and had made it to the final four, vying for the $250,000 cash prize.
“Big Brother goes bonkers,” read headlines from the time, as the public followed, picked apart and egged on every milestone of their very fresh relationship which got very hot and steamy much to the camera’s delight.
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“Have they had sex though?” The Australian public was desperate to know.
There’d never been any actual fornicating on the Aussie season before. It was a big deal.
18 years later, Jess explained why she decided to have sex on the show.
"I’m not an exhibitionist, but you do kind of forget and you like the intimacy, you feel like you’ve got an ally, you get a little cosy and before too long it’s the dancing doona all over again," she recently told Triple M’s Moonman In The Morning.