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Married at First Sight Australia star Evelyn Ellis has a famous past

Evelyn appeared on another major reality show

Evelyn Ellis is a contestant on MAFS Australia series ten
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
3 April 2023
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Married at First Sight Australia star Evelyn Ellis' is one of the several contestants that has found fame thanks to series ten of the popular programme - but did you know this isn't her first reality TV stint?

If you thought Evelyn looked familiar, that's because she has appeared on the small screen before. Read on to find out all about her famous past.

Evelyn, who hails from Sydney, was a housemate on the 17th season of Big Brother, which aired in 2016. The reality star was just 18 years old when she took part in the show. 

The now-27-year-old lasted 50 days in the Big Brother house and came in 5th place in the competition. Watch the moment fellow housemate Laura Carter confronted Evelyn after she complained about Alex Cannon, with whom she enjoyed a romance while in the house.

WATCH: MAFS star Evelyn Ellis confronted by fellow housemate during Big Brother stint

Viewers who have been tuning into the new season of MAFS: Australia over the past few weeks were quick to recognise the reality star. 

Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "How did I not know Evelyn from #MAFSAustralia was on Big Brother years ago? Knew her face was familiar #MAFSAU," while another added: "Omg the new girl Evelyn she was on big brother in 2016!! I knew I recognised her face! #MAFSAU."

Evelyn Ellis was a contestant on Big Brother in 2016© Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images
Evelyn Ellis was a contestant on Big Brother in 2016

Evelyn tied the knot with 27-year-old Rupert in season ten of MAFS: Australia, having joined the experiment late. The couple got to know each other on their honeymoon, and while Evelyn may have struggled to find a spark, the pair stuck together throughout, attending each commitment ceremony. 

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While things seemed to be going well between the couple, Evelyn decided to opt out of the relationship during the final vow ceremony. 

Explaining her decision, Evelyn told Rupert: "It took you six weeks to take me on a date and that was only when I asked you. That says a lot.

Evelyn Ellis and Rupert Budgen tied the knot on MAFS Australia© Instagram
Evelyn Ellis and Rupert Budgen tied the knot on MAFS Australia

"Someone who sees my worth would have put his ego aside and fight for me as I fought for you. So, I choose not to continue this relationship."

Rupert felt the same way, responding: "A platonic connection is not enough to sustain a healthy and loving relationship. I feel you didn't put your best foot forward to progress this relationship."

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