A Watsonia man is genuinely considering applying to go on the next season of Married at First Sight, as the call out has been made for new victims on the reality television show. Reportedly fed up with the local dating scene, and keen to humiliate himself in front of a national audience, Paul Lemming has told friends and family that he intends to nominate for the 2020 edition of MAFS.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle about his intentions, Lemming said, “I totally understand the risks, but I’m keen. It looks like they deliberately hook you up with someone you’re gunna clash with, but it seems there is some cross-pollination as the show goes on. And even if I don’t find love, I’ll get my 15 minutes of fame. Might even snare a job in media. Who knows?”

Insisting that he’s going into this with his “eyes wide open”, Lemming said he was aware that he needed a decent back story get past the application stage for the show. He said, “Reality TV is all about the back story. And that’s the tough bit for me. Not much has gone on in my life so far. I’m healthy, my parents are alive. I’m not a 30-year-old virgin. And most of my previous relationships have ended amicably. So, I need to cook something up there. Discover some obscure hobby like mediaeval jousting, or develop an unhealthy obsession with my pet dog.”