Married At First Sight Australia’s Sam Ball has insisted that he didn’t really cheat on his wife Lizzie Sobinoff with Ines Basic.
Calling into UK’s Talk Radio on Saturday, Sam told Lizzie Cundy and Patrick Christys that his ‘womanizing’ storyline on the show was set up by producers.
Sam was on MAFS and shown to have betrayed his wife Lizzie with Ines, but said: ‘I was taken into a dark room by producers and told [the cheating storyline] was going to happen…
Setting things straight: Married At First Sight Australia’s Sam Ball has insisted that he didn’t really cheat on his wife Lizzie Sobinoff with Ines Basic
‘I threw [Ines] onto a bed and that was it… I actually went out for a night with the boys after that.’
Sam explained that he has been unable to speak out and defend himself because he was under contract.
‘It’s so binding, there’s not much you can do at all. Your hands are tied. I couldn’t talk out or do anything. I have literally been gagged for the last two years,’ he said.
Interviewer Lizzie seemed taken with Sam, inviting him to the UK to stay with her.
Come on over! Interviewer Lizzie Cundy seemed taken with Sam, inviting him to the UK to stay with her.
‘I actually really liked Sam’: MAFS Australia star Ines branded Sam a ‘f*** boy’ and claimed he promised they could be together, even after he dumped her on the show
Telling him about the first time she clapped eyes on him, she said: ‘It was more like love at first sight rather than married at first sight!’
She also told him she hoped his experience with wife Lizzie hadn’t put him off people with the same name.
Sam didn’t hold back with his thoughts on the producers of MAFs, accusing them of tricking him into ‘fat-shaming’ wife Lizzie.
‘When they asked me about her I said she had nice eyes and everything… but the producers were like “come on mate she’s not your usual type”. They told me the cameras were off and said “she’s a big girl” and that’s how that happened.
He also revealed that Ines had blocked him – despite Ines telling MailOnline that he dumped her.
‘He said we could make it work’: Ines was left devastated after she and Sam forged a plan to leave the TV experiment and start a new life together, but he ghosted and blocked her
‘There was so much chemistry’: Ines slammed Sam for recently alleging their romance was ‘staged’ and revealed they first ‘hooked up’ off camera in the hotel swimming pool
Ines claimed they forged a plan to leave the TV experiment and start a new life together, but he ghosted her and they never spoke again.
Ines said: ‘I actually really liked Sam. I wasn’t expecting that because I thought I was done for.
‘Sam and I started off camera. When we finished filming we had curfews and we were allowed out for a couple of hours and I randomly walked into this bar and he was there. We just kicked it off.
‘Then we went back to the hotel pool and we started hooking up. There was so much chemistry.
‘He is the ultimate f*** boy’: The couple’s attraction for each other resulted in them deciding to leave the show, and Sam would pretend he had lost interest – but he never spoke to Ines again
‘The producers found out so they had to create this storyline of me messaging him on Instagram.’
At the point of their intimate liaison, Ines was married to Bronson Norrish.
Ines explained: ‘Off camera he was telling me “lets leave the show and make this work on our terms.”
‘He said it was getting too dramatic and he wanted to be with me and we could move cities and make it work. I believed him.
‘The only way out of the show was for him to reject me and say you’re not interested in a relationship with me because there was no way they would let us leave. That’s what happened.
Ex: Ines was married to Bronson Norrish [pictured]
‘I was expecting a phone call from him… but nothing. I didn’t hear from him. I didn’t call him and a few months went by and I still didn’t call him.
‘He is the ultimate f*** boy, major. Some of my friends know people that had been with him and they say he is an a***hole.
‘I left the whole experiment believing we would be together. It was so bad and so much pressure.’
Viewers were made to believe Ines and Sam had sex – and while they didn’t go all the way, the pair did explore their temptations towards each other.
But Sam has been keen to dispel the idea that his romance with Ines was genuine, as the 2019 Australian series continues to air for the first time in the UK.