Speaking to the controversial groom on this morning’s episode of Today, Karl took the Adelaide company director to task on his treatment of Stacey – who he forced to stay in the experiment during last night’s commitment ceremony.
Elsewhere, Ally Langdon wasted no time in grilling Michael over his “party pash” with fellow contestant Hayley Vernon.
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Michael, 28, continued to deny kissing Hayley in a dramatic cheating scandal viewers saw play out last week, but it was him referring to Stacey as a “controlling girl” that seemed to rub Karl the wrong way.
“If you say, ‘I want to go out for a drink,’ (she) is like, ‘No, you are not doing that.’ To the point I was rebelling a bit,” Michael explained of Stacey’s reaction to his party boy antics.
Karl interjected bluntly: “When you say ‘controlling’ you mean a woman who just wants you to spend time with her,” which led to Michael stumbling over his words.
“Yeah … nah,” Michael began awkwardly, as Karl laughed in the background.
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Elsewhere in the interview, Michael compared the couple’s apartment to a “jail cell”, saying he “wanted to go out” to have fun without Stacey.
“It’s not that bad!” Karl interrupted as Michael continued to describe feeling “trapped”.
“You came on a show to find love and you’re supposed to spend time with the person that you’ve been married to,” Karl reasoned.
“Out of everyone I spent the most time with my partner,” Michael said in defence.
He ended his interview by admitting he had let Stacey down by betraying her and “flirting” inappropriately with Hayley on the drunken night out in question.
During Sunday night’s commitment ceremony, Michael forced Stacey to spend another week with him by voting to stay, despite previously telling her he would let her make the final decision on whether their relationship would move forward.
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