The Spill: Thursday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. There’s a wild rumour that MAFS’ Aleks and Jonethen are now dating and WE CAN’T KEEP UP.

Another day another MAFS rumour. And this one is simply wild.

According to an inside source, contestants Jonethen and Aleks have ditched their (fake) spouses – Connie and Ivan respectively – and are now dating. Yep, we can hardly keep up either.

The source supposedly told OK! Magazine, “He [Jonethen] was telling other contestants he wanted to be paired with Aleks over Connie because she was more his type, had a better personality and got his sense of humour!”

And apparently the pair have been spending quite a bit of time together now that the show has finished filming.

“They’ve been spending time in Sydney and hanging out at a low-key bar owned by one of Jonnie’s mates,” the source says.

That said, neither of them actually live in Sydney, with Aleks hailing from Perth and Jonethen from the Gold Coast. So it does seem a bit out of the way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

While neither of them has confirmed the rumour, it’s no secret both Ivan and Aleks and Jonethen and Connie have had their fair share of relationship issues lately. Especially after Aleks stormed out of last night’s dinner party when she was accused of cheating.


Here’s hoping we find out what on earth is going on when Married At First Sight returns on Sunday at 7:00pm on Channel Nine.

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2. “I had a hang-up about this for many years.” Carrie Bickmore has responded to the huge fuss about her… toes.

Carrie Bickmore has responded to the many, many comments made about her toes. Yes, you read correctly.

After The Project host posted a photo of herself sitting on the beach on Instagram on Monday night, she received an influx of comments that pointed out the size of her toes.

“I was surprised that in all of that picture, that’s what you look at first but then when I looked back at the picture I realised that I really do draw attention to them!” she told her HIT radio co-host, Tommy Little.

She then shared that her feet were a long-time insecurity of hers.


“I had a hang-up about this for many years. I mean this quite genuinely. I’d overcome it and I was feeling quite confident. And now, [this has] set me back.”

On Wednesday, the Hit Network shared a series of photos to Instagram and asked fans if they “see a problem with them”.

3. Sex and cheating plotlines: We finally know why the Lizzie McGuire reboot was canned.

When it was announced that Lizzie McGuire would be returning to our screens we were excited. Finally, our on-screen high school bestie would be back.


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But right as we began imagining what Lizzie would be like all these years later, our hopes and dreams were crushed – filming for the show was put on hold because the showrunner Terri Minsky quit.

Then, we were given even more bad news.

The reboot had to be PG-rated as it was going to run on streaming platform Disney+.

But considering the story would follow Lizzie during her early 30s, many people, including Hilary Duff who plays Lizzie, believed that the PG-rating would limit the show.

Sharing her feels with Instagram, Duff wrote, “Was incredibly excited to launch ‘Lizzie’ on D+ and my passion remains.


“However, I feel a huge responsibility to honour the fans’ relationship with Lizzie who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in her. I’d be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating.”


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And now, in recent days, sources at The Hollywood Reporter have found out what the pilot episode entails, with some themes suggesting an issue for the Disney+ rating restriction.

Apparently, the first episode of the series will include a storyline about sex and cheating.

That sounds exciting and juicy but NOT PG-friendly.

So until we hear more news, we will cross our fingers that the show moves streaming platforms. Please?

4. “We reset all the time.” Hugh Jackman on the secret to his 24-year marriage to Deborra Lee-Furness.

For decades, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have been the ultimate Australian celebrity couple.

The pair, who are fast approaching their 24th wedding anniversary, often share insights into their long-lasting marriage. (We’re listening).


Speaking to People this week, Jackman shared that the pair are “always learning” from one another.


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“We’re always learning and humans change so you have to, even though we’ve been together 25 years, you gotta reset all the time,” he said.

“I’m always reeling in how funny she is and how amazing she is and how smart she is. The longer it goes on the better it gets.”


Last year, Jackman shared that “intimacy” was key to the couple’s happy marriage.

“People talk about intimacy and assume that means in the bedroom. Of course, it is that, but really, intimacy is being able to share everything together – good, bad, fears, successes,” he said.

“Deb and I had that from the beginning. We’ve always been completely ourselves with each other.”

5. The wrong city and a rogue dinner party guest: The 17 editing fails viewers have spotted on MAFS.

After seven seasons of Married at First Sight, we’ve come to believe that a) the editing team doesn’t have great attention to detail, or b) they’ve simply underestimated the complete obsession of fans.


From continuity errors to rogue producers and even suspected earpieces, we’ve seen it all over the past few years.

In fact, at this point, the editing fails and continuity errors on the show have become so frequent, fans have begun to question whether the entire show is ‘staged’ or even ‘fake’.

Here’s a look back at some of the very best editing fails that fans have noticed in Married at First Sight.

When Cathy arrived at the dinner party… twice.

On Wednesday night’s episode of Married at First Sight, the couples gathered for yet another drama-filled dinner party.

To attempt to lighten the mood, Steve and Mishel gifted the other contestants with teddy bears.

During the scene, Mishel was seen giving Cathy a pink bear. A few moments later, Cathy was then seen sitting on the sofa with fellow brides Connie and Aleks.

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Cathy was already at the party. Image: Channel Nine.

Weirdly enough, in a later scene, Cathy was seen travelling alone to the dinner party, arriving and greeting the other contestants... despite the fact that we'd already seen her at the dinner party in multiple scenes.

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A few scenes later, however, Cathy "arrived". Image: Channel Nine.

So. Many. Continuity. Errors.

For all the MAFS editing fails, read our earlier article here.

Feature Image: Instagram @Aleks Markovic /@jonethen and Nine.

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