MAFS Australia 2024 groom Ben Walters is a tour guide with a heavy emphasis on social media, which begs the question of whether he’s on the show for the ~*right reasons*~.
To add more fuel to the flame, Ben was apparently dropped from the cast of The Bachelors 2023 at the last minute.
“Ben was tipped to be the next Bachelor… He was convinced he had bagged the role and even cancelled several tours and holidays he had planned with friends,” a source told Daily Mail Australia.
Luckily for Ben, the publication reported that he received a call from the production company behind MAFS, which airs on a different channel from The Bachelors, and was asked to be on the show.
“After Warner Bros. pulled out, he received a call from EndemolShine producers. He didn’t hesitate and quickly accepted the offer,” the insider said.
However, his MAFS bio states that he’s looking for “the one”.
“He needs to be stimulated and can get bored easily – he hates “vanilla”. He admits to sometimes having unrealistic expectations and a fear of settling but he’s trying to change that,” it reads.
So… is Ben a tour guide?
Ben originally worked as a tour guide but had to change direction during the pandemic because of border closures. During that time he became a construction worker.
Since then, he’s returned to being a travel guide, and regularly posts videos on TikTok and Instagram about the beautiful places he’s been.
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