Matt Bennett’s hopes of forging a loving and long-lasting relationship with his wife Lauren Huntriss was flushed away from the very beginning on Married At First Sight Australia.
Two years after his stint on the show, UK viewers are only now watching season six of the popular dating show unfold, where singletons blindly and awkwardly tie the knot with strangers.
After seeing his public profile soar again, videographer Matt, who was a virgin ahead of his season, has now come clean with some shocking behind-the-scenes secrets from his big day.
In a tell-all YouTube video, Matt explained: ‘Unfortunately, for someone like myself who is prone to anxiety, who has a nervous bladder, I needed to go to the toilet a lot during the wedding day, but I wasn’t allowed to.
‘I think I was allowed to go twice during the whole day.’
Revealing that the situation quickly escalated, he said: ‘I was hospitalised because of a UTI!
Far from the typical wedding day glamour, the 31-year-old admitted that he developed a painful urinary tract infection after barely being allowed to use the toilet during the long day of filming – which later led to his hospitalisation.
‘I had a bladder infection on the honeymoon because I wasn’t allowed to go to the toilet on the wedding day,’ he added.
Matt had signed up to the show in the hope of finding a wife and was paired with Lauren, with it later being revealed he was a 29-year-old virgin.
He lost his virginity to Lauren on the show, and viewers were left floored when Matt later revealed that he wasn’t attracted to her.
The couple’s relationship took a nosedive when Lauren asked Matt how he would feel about swinging and threesomes, with Matt now claiming his wife questioned whether he was gay and spread rumours about his sexuality, after he decided to pull back from her intimately.
‘The person I was matched with decided to start these rumours that I was gay,’ Matt told MailOnline. ‘I had a lot of people attacking me, calling me gay and using it as a slur.’
It’s safe to say their marriage didn’t end well, and Lauren and Matt became the first couple to leave the experiment in week three.
Matt has now appeared to find his happily ever after with his new girlfriend, Annabel Jameson.
Married At First Sight Australia season six airs on weeknights, at 7.30, on E4.