MAFS EXCLUSIVE: Al Perkins reveals health scare from doing shoeys

EXCLUSIVE: The fan favourite groom spills on his love of drinking alcohol out of a shoe.

Married At First Sight’s Al Perkins has revealed the dangerous impact his ‘party trick’ of drinking alcohol out of a shoe has had on his health.

The 26-year-old admitted during Yahoo’s All-Star MAFS Reunion that while he loves doing shoeys and finds the act “very liberating”, there was one incident where he contracted somewhat of a fungal infection in his throat.

MAFS’ Al Perkins in the Yahoo studio / Al drinking beer out of a shoe on MAFS.
MAFS’ Al Perkins has revealed the impact his love of shoeys has had on his health. Photos: Yahoo / Channel Nine

“I remember one time I did a shoey, someone gave me their shoe and I did it, and I gave them back their shoe and they were like, ‘Oh, I’ve got warts on my foot’,” he detailed.

“And I swear after that my throat hasn’t been the same.”


Despite the negative effect on his health, Al asserted he doesn't plan on giving up shoeys anytime soon.

“I'm not sick of shoeys just yet,” he said. “It gets the group going and it uplifts the mood. I've never denied a shoey, I'll always keep doing them.

“I'm at the stage now, it’s been like over 12 months since our season aired and [people] forget my name, they forget everything about me, but all they remember is the shoey part. I’m just going to ride it out for as long as it lasts.”

Evelyn Ellis spills on being an intruder

Also during Yahoo’s All-Star MAFS Reunion, season 10 bride Evelyn Ellis revealed a surprising detail about her time on the reality show.

The former Big Brother UK star spoke openly about what it was like being an intruder on MAFS and how she really felt about entering the experiment halfway through.

“I'm pretty sure I was the last person cast for season 10,” she shared. “I didn't mind being the intruder. I think from a producer's point of view, I guess I'd done television before so it kind of made sense to have me go a little later as opposed to the original cast. So I didn't mind that, but I knew from the beginning that I was going to come in late.

“It did make me a bit nervous knowing that everyone already had their friendships and their groups already aligned, so navigating that was a little bit uncomfortable. But also, a lot of drama had happened by the time I walked in, so I was like, ‘What on earth is going on?’.”

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