MAFS breakout star Evelyn Ellis' huge career move: 'Exciting'

EXCLUSIVE: The season 10 bride has a bright future ahead of her.

It's only been a matter of weeks since this year’s season of Married At First Sight came to an end, but fans might not have to wait too long until they get to see fan favourite bride Evelyn Ellis back on their screens.

Yahoo Lifestyle understands the intruder bride is tipped to be “Channel Nine's new darling” after impressing bosses at the network, as well as viewers across Australia and the UK

MAFS’ Evelyn Ellis.
MAFS’ Evelyn Ellis is tipped to be ‘Channel Nine’s new darling’. Photo: Channel Nine

A TV insider tells us Channel Nine is “keen to keep Evelyn in the family and really champion her” moving forward.

“She's popular, relatable and has always dreamed of working in TV, so now it's just a matter of developing her skills and finding the right opportunities,” the source says.

“This could be anything from hosting segments on Today Extra to landing her own digital series or even appearing on Celebrity Apprentice if they bring it back. There's a lot of possibilities and it's all very exciting for her.”

Evelyn’s close relationship with Nine is already on full display as she recently made an appearance at Cannes in Cairns speaking on a MAFS keynote alongside her boyfriend Duncan James and the network’s CMO and Head of Content.


Previous MAFS participants that Nine have “kept in the family” include Martha Kalifatidis, who starred on Celebrity Apprentice in 2021, Domenica Calarco, who had her own MAFS spin-off digital series last year, and Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant, who televised their real wedding with an A Current Affair special.

The insider says Evelyn is so serious about building a long-term career in the media off the back of her newfound public profile that she's even enlisted the help of one of Australia's top publicists, Jai Evans.

She’s also signed with Australia’s leading influencer and creator agency, Max Connectors, who represent Martha, Ella Ding, Tammy Hembrow and Jadé Tunchy.

MAFS’ Evelyn Ellis.
‘She's popular, relatable and has always dreamed of working in TV, so now it's just a matter of developing her skills and finding the right opportunities.’ Photo: Instagram/evelyn.ellis

How much money this year's MAFS cast are making on Instagram

This comes after Yahoo Lifestyle revealed how much money the season 10 MAFS brides and grooms could charge per Instagram post, calculated by social media analytics website Influencer Marketing Hub.

While Melinda Willis joined MAFS with an already impressive follower count thanks to her many beauty businesses, she is currently the most popular cast member with an impressive 557,000 followers. This means that the 32-year-old can charge a minimum of $2700 to any brands wanting to collaborate.


Evelyn is currently the second most followed cast member with 403,000 fans, meaning she can charge $1950 per sponsored post.

Meanwhile, Duncan is the third most followed season 10 star and can invoice companies $1550 for a single post to his 317,000 fans.

Never miss a thing. Sign up to Yahoo Lifestyle’s daily newsletter.

Or if you have a story idea, email us at