Harrison Boon may have been cast in Married at First Sight 2023, but it turns out the marriage experiment wasn’t his first choice of dating show.

After several MAFS 2023 participants have already been revealed, So Dramatic! can exclusively dish that the 32-year-old The Bachelor reject will don a wedding band come the new year.

Yup, as reported in episode 209 of the So Dramatic! podcast, a source close to Harrison said that he was supposed to be the lead suitor on Channel Ten’s dying beloved franchise.

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Harrison Boon may have been cast in Married at First Sight 2023, but it turns out the marriage experiment wasn’t his first choice of dating show. Source: Supplied.

However, he was canned “at the last minute”.

“Harrison was cast for The Bachelor this year, but they said he was too masculine, so was dropped at the last minute,” the insider said. Huh? Is that even a thing?

The source added that producers suggested, “he would be good for MAFS“. As such, they “put him forward” for the show.

Aw, how sweet that the rivalling networks are helping each other out!

What Else Do We Know About Married at First Sight 2023‘s Harrison Boon?

As revealed by So Dramatic! host Megan Pustetto, Harrison is a father to a three-year-old son.

Hailing from Sydney, the TV groom now lives in Noosa and works as a construction worker, a fry cry from his former job as a male stripper. (Side note: construction worker by day, stripper by night sounds oddly familiar to the plot of Magic Mike…).

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Married at First Sight 2023‘s Harrison Boon is a father to a three-year-old son. Source: Supplied.

Harrison also has a photography business on the side, which could totally come in handy with his endeavours to become an influencer!

It seems he’s already on track to get a blue tick, with his profile listed on Ninja Outreach, a website that “streamlines your influencer marketing”.

And he isn’t the only influencer-type to sign onto MAFS 2023, either.

Two brides who have already been unveiled, Melinda Willis and Tahnee Cook, already have large followings on social media.

Melinda already helms over 150k followers on the ‘gram and is the owner of Feather Sisters — a beauty website that hit over $1 million in sales in 2020 alone!

Meanwhile, content creator Tahnee is pegged to “definitely give Domenica Calarco a run for her money”, according to a friend of the bride.

And with that, we say bring it on!

Want even more goss? Listen to episode 209 of the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto below!

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