MAFS’ Tahnee Cook slams fame-hungry contestants and says she’s glad she and ‘husband’ Ollie Skelton got ‘zero airtime’
Tahnee Cook and Ollie Skelton were certainly the golden couple of this year’s Married At First Sight.
However, bride Tahnee, 28, has said that she and her on-screen husband got ‘zero airtime’, despite them being widely popular with viewers.
The PR manager, who also dabbled in content creation with over 40k followers across her social channels before the show began, also slammed contestants who go on the TV show for fame.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, she said: ‘Obviously, you’re aware of what opportunities can come your way being on the show, but I don’t think that should be your reason for going on.’
Tahnee added that the public ‘aren’t stupid’ and will be able to see through contestants who are fame-hungry and not actually looking to find love.
Tahnee Cook has said that she and her on-screen husband Ollie Skelton got ‘zero airtime’, despite them being widely popular with viewers
As Tahnee and Ollie were only one of two couples that are still going strong from this year’s season alongside Melinda Willis and Layton Mills, viewers have called out some contestants for entering the show for fame.
Channel 9 recently received backlash as it was reported that it will ban future contestants that have previously appeared on reality shows.
However, many of this year’s brides and grooms have been on the small screen before, including Evelyn Ellis who was on Big Brother UK in 2016.
Many of this year’s brides and grooms have been on the small screen before, including Evelyn Ellis who was on Big Brother UK in 2016
Alyssa Barmonde was also previously on Judge Judy and Adam Seed was on two reality shows in the UK- Dinner Date and Road Trip.
Despite Tahnee’s interest in online content creation, she has insisted that her ultimate goal with going on MAFS was finding love.
‘Ollie and I got zero airtime, but we are happy, people still get to see our personalities and who we are,’ she said.
Adam Seed on UK reality show Road Trip in 2016
‘We’re pretty chill about things. My goal was finding a partner and anything else was a bonus.’
The Sydneysider added that her and Ollie’s genuineness might be why they had a ‘point of difference’ from the other contestants and are still happily in love.
Since filming wrapped on the show, Ollie moved from Perth to Sydney to live with Tahnee and they have now leased a new home together in Bondi.
The pair have even spoken about starting a family together, and said they’ve already discussed baby names.
Since filming wrapped on the show, Ollie moved from Perth to Sydney to live with Tahnee and they have now leased a new home together in Bondi