Precedent dictates the experiment of letting *experts* match you according to *science* on a show called Married at First Sight… does not work.
And yet after five seasons we are all still here, just hoping that one of these couples will prosper. But in news that will shock no one, that won’t be Sam and Elizabeth.
Sam Ball, who went to New Zealand the morning after his wedding to attend a funeral, will apparently break things off with his television wife, Lizzie.
In a recent interview with E! News Australia, he revealed that he was “attracted to a couple of the [other] brides”.
Considering after he married Lizzie he told producers, “I’ve never dated girls as big as her in the past” before adding “maybe I’ll get her running in the mornings!”, that isn’t all too surprising.
But he did drop a hint of who it will be that he wife swaps with.
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“Martha is beautiful. Ines is more my type, as well,” he told the publication.
There have been photos circulating of Sam and Martha at a restaurant after filming the reality show, but Sam said, “I think Martha is a beautiful person, but, you know, she’s quite happy in her relationship, and I wouldn’t want to intrude on that”.
“I thought a couple of the girls looked good, but I would never intrude on anyone—especially Michael and Martha’s relationship.”
Which leaves us with Ines, the bride who told her husband Bronson to remove his eyebrow ring the moment she met him at the altar.
According to the Daily Mail, the rumours that Sam leaves his wife for another participant in the experiment are all true. The publication states that multiple sources have confirmed that Sam did not like his original wife and so felt he should give “producers what they wanted”.
That’s when he started a relationship with Bronson’s match, Ines. In the first commitment ceremony, which airs tonight on Nine, the wife-swapping will begin.
In a sneak preview of tonight’s episode, viewers can see Ines explain to the experts how much she dislikes her husband Bronson, before remarking to the other participants, “If anyone here wants to give me their husband, give it to me.”
We also see Lizzie threaten to quit the show, shouting “I don’t want to be here, I want out!” while sitting next to Sam.
And hence, all signs suggest that this season’s two most controversial contestants, Sam and Ines, will be partner swapping this week.
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