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

1. ‘It brought back insecurities.’ MAFS‘ Vanessa responds to Michael’s rude comment about her acne.

Married At First Sight bride Vanessa Romito, has responded to Michael Goonan’s rude Instagram comment about her acne.

Vanessa, who has been upfront about her struggles with her skin and self-confidence, was left an insensitive comment on one of her wedding day photos by her fellow MAFS contestant, according to Get Real Entertainment Australia

“I love you babe but let’s fix your face then work out getting you a husband,” wrote Michael, alongside laughing emojis.


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But Vanessa says she isn’t letting Michael’s “insensitive remarks” get to her.

“What type of human would post a comment like that knowing what I have been through? How could someone be so arrogant. It really shows the character of the person,” she told Get Real Entertainment.

“He obviously didn’t think about the repercussions. I have had to deal with these sorts of insensitive remarks since I was 11 years old. You have no idea how difficult that has been.”

The 31-year-old says she wants to remind Michael just how hurtful words can be.


“I just want to tell Goonan that not everything is a joke and words actually matter and they hurt. If you can’t show respect to someone who’s been through what I have in my life you are no better than just a bully.”

It’s an important message everyone should keep in mind.

Married At First Sight returns at 7:00pm Sunday on Channel Nine.

Listen to The Spill, Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast. In today’s episode, co-hosts Kee Reece and Laura Brodnik discuss Bindi Irwin’s wedding. Post continues below. 

2. Oh. 2017 MasterChef runner-up Ben Ungermann was arrested and will not appear on Back To Win.

Ben Ungermann won’t be appearing on the upcoming season of MasterChef: Back To Win, after being arrested.

It’s been confirmed that Ben, who was the season nine runner-up on MasterChef in 2017won’t be returning to the show due to an issue of “a personal nature”.

A spokesperson from the show’s production company, Endemol Shine, told 10 daily; “We can confirm Ben Ungermann has left the MasterChef Australia competition. As this is a police matter, we will not be making further comment”.


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So far, there has been no clarification as to how Ben’s removal will impact the new season, however, it was confirmed that the incident did not involve the production in any way.

Ben was set to return to the competition alongside 23 other contestants.

MasterChef: Back To Win premieres on April 13.

3. Bachelor in Paradise has been delayed due to COVID-19 and we are unreasonably upset about this.

Sad news Bachie fans, the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise has been pushed back.

The new season of Bachelor in Paradise was set to air on Channel 10 after the Survivor: All Stars finale, and before MasterChef‘s premiere on April 13th, but has been moved to accommodate two weeks of coronavirus specials.

In a statement to TV Tonight, a Network 10 spokesperson said: “Do not panic. You will still get to see your favourite bachelorettes and bachelors when they return to paradise for romance, scandal, betrayal and – for three couples – true love. Bachelor in Paradise has wrapped production and will air in the coming months.”


This season is set to feature a star-studded lineup of our ex-Bachelor and Bachelorette faves, including Timm Hanly, Ciarran Stott, and Jamie Doran.

From Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor, we have runner-up Abbie Chatfield, Helena Sauzier and Mary Viturino.

Brittany Hockley from Nick Cummins’ season will also appear in paradise.

Although we’re not stoked about the hold-up, 10 play has announced that they will be releasing new and classic shows on their platform over the coming days.

Here’s hoping they can keep us busy as we wait.

4. It seems MAFS‘ David has met someone special since leaving the show.

Married At First Sight‘s David, infamous for a particular pooey toothbrush incident, has well and truly moved on from his on-screen wife, Hayley Vernon.

In an Instagram Q&A, the 31-year-old responded to the question “Have you met anyone special since leaving mafs?” with a very big smile and nod.


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In a follow-up question, someone asked: “Have you made it official yet with your lady friend?”

David then clarified: “I don’t know, I don’t think we have, I don’t think you really need to.

“You either like someone or you don’t. Just don’t go f*cking other people if you like someone.”

Well… all the best to David!

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5. “I married my best friend.” Everything we know about Bindi Irwin’s intimate, last-minute wedding.

Bindi Irwin and her fiancé, Chandler Powell, got married just hours before new social-distancing restrictions banning weddings attended by more than five people came into play.

“We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend. There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now,” the 21-year-old wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo with her groom.

The couple, who met at Queensland’s Australia Zoo, tied the knot there, where she and her family live.

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Bindi said she and Chandler had been forced to “change everything” after nearly a year of planning, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to restrictions on weddings to help stop the spread.

“We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe,” she said.

“We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however it’s lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos.”

Bindi’s mother Terri Irwin and brother Robert Irwin were present, with Robert walking his sister down the aisle. There was a tribute to Bindi’s father, Steve Irwin, who was killed in 2006 when a stingray barb pierced his heart, when Bindi was just eight.

For more on Bindi's last-minute wedding, read our earlier article here. 

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