MAFS Ines’s confession: ‘ Sam’s mine now!’
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It only took tookminutes minutes for Ines Basic and Bronson Norrish to realise that their marriage was more fizzle than sizzle. But fortunately for Ines, her time on the show is far from over as she’s fallen head over heels for Sam Ball.
Now, in a tell-all with NW, Ines and Sam confirm they are giving their relationship a red-hot go – and they’re not apologetic for ditching their partners either.
“You can’t really build anything if there’s no physical attraction or mental stimulation,” 28-year-old legal assistant Ines tells NW of giving Bronson the boot. “What’s the point of staying with someone when deep down you know it’s not going to work out?” And Sam agrees, acknowledging he and Elizabeth Sobinoff were, a ahem, doomed at first sight.
“There was no way you w would want to continue this w when we both obviously don’t lik like each other,” he says of ch choosing to leave at the first co commitment ceremony. “Liz is obviously a lovely girl and sh she can talk, and there are so some traits there that I do like. Bu But unfortunately, the majority of her traits I don’t like.”
Ines, who also wanted to leave Bronson and the experiment admits, “You just can’t force those things. There’s so much pressure as it is, and you know they’re just not for you. I don’t know why you’d hang around and try and make it work.”
But with Sam, Ines says there’s nothing to force. “He’s so hot,” she says, admitting sparks flew from the get-go. “You definitely need that chemistry to make anything happen. Their relationship was failing and so was mine... You do enter the experiment to find love, so that’s sort of the main purpose and vision behind it.”
Sam, 26, admits that it’s a “sticky situation”, but says being with Elizabeth was “hard work” and living with the “ball and chain” was pure “hell”. So when Ines slid into his Instagram DMS, he was open to seeing where things could go.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was lucky I had seen it, because it came through in the message requests inbox. I was like, ‘Here we go, what’s the deal here?’ And obviously the curiosity level was heightened because I didn’t know her at the time,” he admits. “Physically, Ines is more my type, but there were so many unknowns about her and I had to find out.”
But something tells us he and Ines – who both chose to leave at the latest commitment ceremony but were forced to remain after Bronson and Elizabeth voted “stay” – have just upped the drama factor to a thousand!
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Oh, it is on like Donkey Kong! Sam and Ines spill on ditching their partners for each other...
the Bosnian beauty, who is congratulating herself on making the first move on Sam. “You don’t want to harm another individual or cause any complications in other people’s marriages but if their marriage is failing and yours is too...” she trails off. “Well, it is an experiment – and we are here to experiment.” n
‘I feel sorry for Sam. I can totally understand why he doesn’t want to be with her,’ says Ines of his wife Liz Married At First Sight airs 7.30pm SundayWednesday on Nine