UK fans lose it over Aussie MAFS virgin's red-hot transformation

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

UK viewers are currently lapping up old seasons of the Australian Married at First Sight, and this week the incredible transformation of one very shy virgin is causing an absolute flurry.

Aussie Matthew Bennet captured Australia’s heart as the awkward man who at 29 had yet to lose his virginity back in the show’s sixth season in 2018, but it’s only now that fans in the UK are discovering his brand new, very sexy look.

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Matty Bennet looked very different in his TGV debut on MAFS back in 2018. Photo: Nine

They are also discovering that these days, Mr Bennet is looking very different to his time on the show.

A series of jaw-dropping shirtless snaps of Matty has resurfaced on Instagram in which he is looking incredibly buff, posing up a storm for photographer John Bortolin’s Manscapes calendar from 2020.

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Matty cut a very different figure in these sizzling snaps for Manscapes calendar. Photo: Supplied/manscapes_johnbortolin
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The saucy photos sparked a frenzy among UK fans only just discovering Matty's transformation this week. Photo: Supplied/manscapes_johnbortolin

The once-shy 29-year-old is now a confident 31-year-old gym enthusiast, happily coupled up with the woman of his dreams and not scared to show off the fruits of his gym labour.


The snap, initially posted by Matty to his Instagram in 2019, has renewed traffic after UK fans flooded it with admiring comments.

“Hot,” one wrote, while another left a series of fire emojis to better express herself via art.

“Oh my,” was all another could manage.

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Matty cuts a more confident, and super buff figure these days. Photo: Instagram

Other snaps show Matty posing poolside, as he lives his best life with new partner Anabel.

On the show, Matty cut a very different figure, as he navigated physical love for the first time with ‘wife’ Lauren.

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Matty eventually found love with current partner Anabel. Photo: Instagram

Matty eventually called it quits with his TV wife after he admitted he ‘wasn’t attracted to her anymore’ at an explosive dinner party.

Mere weeks later he found love with Anabel, a tourist who was visiting Australia at the time, but the duo’s gushy displays of affection suggest she definitely here to stay.

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