So, as it turns out, before Telv Williams was the Married At First Sight star that we now know him to be, he was asked to audition for Sophie Monk’s cycle of The Bachelorette.
However, fate intervened and he wasn’t able to audition, because he was at work you see.
According to The Daily Mail, a certain Facebook post from the “lonely single dad,” showed that he had been approached by a casting director from The Bachelorette team.
Sharing the text onto his personal page, it said, “If you could give me a quick call back on this number ASAP as we are holding auditions tomorrow in Perth and would love to meet you.”
Unlike his fellow Married at First Sight husband, Ryan Gallagher – who is very open about his crush on Sophie Monk, this is the first we’ve heard about Telv’s run ins with The Bachelorette.
And, had he followed through with the audition, history as we currently know it could be very, very different.
Lives could have changed – for one Sophie Monk might have found true love with the Perth-based tradie or maybe a rejected Telv could have found himself looking for love on Bachelor in Paradise.
Judging by the last-minute timing of the audition, The Daily Mail surmised that perhaps Telv could have been considered to be an intruder, just like the winner of the show – Stu Laundy.
However, unlike some other members of this year’s MAFS cast, Married at First Sight seems to be Telv’s first appearance on a reality TV show.
Sarah Roza has previously competed on The Amazing Race, Nasser was once suspiciously a ‘married man with kids’ on Pawn Stars, and Davina has participated on Season Nine of Big Brother and as an extra on House 2… yeah we don’t remember that one either.
Of course the more realistic cynically minded among us might say that Telv enjoys the spotlight, but who can blame a man for utilising the help of a nationally broadcast reality TV show to find romance? Because Tinder just doesn’t cut the proverbial mustard.
To catch up last night’s episode, AKA the one in which Tracey becomes our feminist hero (lol) listen to MAFS Chat #28: Smart Gewls Play The Long Game.