Married At First Sight 2024: Protective cousin threatens to derail bride’s wedding as he accuses her groom of joining MAFS for FAME and to promote his podcast

Lovely nurse Ellie walked down the aisle with tour guide Ben on Wednesday’s episode of Married at First Sight.

But despite the couple hitting it off at the altar, Ellie’s overprotective cousin Jordan has cast some doubt on the seemingly happy union.

At the reception, Jordan made it clear that he was there to roast Ben.

“Ben seems like a nice guy, but I’m really nervous for Ellie because she always looks for the positive in people,” he explained to producers.

“She’s had a history of some terrible relationships and I don’t want to see her get hurt again, so I’m here to question him,” Jordan continued.

Lovely nurse Ellie walked down the aisle with tour guide Ben on Wednesday's episode of Married at First Sight

Lovely nurse Ellie walked down the aisle with tour guide Ben on Wednesday’s episode of Married at First Sight

‘I hope he has the right intentions to be a good, loving man. We’ll see,” he added cautiously.

Jordan confronted Ben, first asking what the strapping groom does for a living.

“I do a bit of tour guiding and I do my podcast as a hobby,” he replied.

“Oh, you have a podcast?” Jordan fired back. “How many subscribers do you have?”

But despite the couple hitting it off at the altar, Ellie's overprotective cousin Jordan cast some doubt on the seemingly happy union

But despite the couple hitting it off at the altar, Ellie’s overprotective cousin Jordan cast some doubt on the seemingly happy union

Jordan continued to grill the 39-year-old, after which he bluntly asked: ‘Why are you here? Are you looking for a long-term relationship?’

Trying to break the tension, Ellie interjected, “They’re trying to talk you out to see if you’re here to start an OnlyFans!”

“No one will pay to see that,” laughs Ben.

Complaining to producers, Jordan said: ‘I can always see the red flags in people and I get bad juju vibes.

“I just have it in my mind that maybe Ben is here for the wrong reasons,” he added.

Jordan confronted Ben, first asking what the strapping groom does for a living and questioning his intentions to be on the show

Jordan confronted Ben, first asking what the strapping groom does for a living and questioning his intentions to be on the show

Ben admitted that he had applied for MAFS several times before and had also been approached to do another dating program

Ben admitted that he had applied for MAFS several times before and had also been approached to do another dating program

Jordan then suggested that maybe Ben is only on MAFS to find fame and promote his podcast.

He finally pulled Ben aside to question him, and quickly discovered that he had applied to be on MAFS several times before.

Ben then confessed that he had been contacted to do another dating show as well.

Fed up, Jordan finally snapped and said, “I’m going to be completely honest with you. I’m worried that maybe you’re here to promote your tour business, to promote your podcast – you’re just here for fame.’

Instead of getting defensive, Ben admitted that fame would be a ‘silver lining’ from the experience, but stressed that he was also interested in finding love.

Jordan later spoke privately with Ellie and told her that he suspected Ben had joined the show to promote his podcast.

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