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Married At First Sight’s Troy Delmege reveals secret health battle during the COVID-19 pandemic


He’s one of the most memorable grooms to ever appear on Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight. 

But goofy groom Troy Delmege has dealt with his fair share of less-than-amusing health issue since finding fame on the series three years ago.  

Speaking to Woman’s Day on Monday, the 38-year-old revealed that he fell ill with Blastocystis hominis – a microscopic parasite living in the digestive tract – for five months during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

‘There were some really tough times’: Married At First Sight’s Troy Delmege, 38, (pictured) has revealed he fell ill with Blastocystis hominis – a microscopic parasite living in the digestive tract – for five months during the COVID-19 pandemic last year 

Troy, who is currently starring on the two-part MAFS Grand Reunion special, was plagued an upset stomach, malaise and significant weight loss during the agonising ordeal.  

‘I lost about 10kg. I am a slender guy – I don’t have much weight to play with – so there were some really tough times,’ the IT worker said.

‘[I had some] really anxious months, where I wasn’t sure what was going to come next, and what the underlying condition was.’

Love life on hold: Troy, who was 'married' to Ashley Irvin (left) on season five of MAFS, also admitted he felt 'bothered by 'the loss of time' he suffered as a result of his health battle, as he is desperate to find a romantic partner

Love life on hold: Troy, who was ‘married’ to Ashley Irvin (left) on season five of MAFS, also admitted he felt ‘bothered by ‘the loss of time’ he suffered as a result of his health battle, as he is desperate to find a romantic partner 

Troy, who was ‘married’ to Ashley Irvin on season five of MAFS, also admitted he felt ‘bothered by ‘the loss of time’ he suffered as a result of his health battle, as he is desperate to find a romantic partner.  

‘I wanted to go out and meet people, and I wasn’t able to do that at all. I was wondering ‘Am I going to find anyone?’. But thankfully 2020 came to an end and there are brighter times ahead,’ Troy told the publication. 

On Friday, Troy made a rare TV appearance on Channel Nine’s Today show ahead of the long-awaited MAFS Grand Reunion, which aired the first episode on Sunday.

Chat: On Friday, Troy made a rare TV appearance on Channel Nine's Today show ahead of the long-awaited MAFS Grand Reunion, which aired it's first episode on Sunday. Pictured: Troy with Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Chat: On Friday, Troy made a rare TV appearance on Channel Nine’s Today show ahead of the long-awaited MAFS Grand Reunion, which aired it’s first episode on Sunday. Pictured: Troy with Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

He was described by Today host Karl Stefanovic as ‘a little odd, but in the best possible way’.

Troy then spoke about a memorable scene from MAFS in which he aggressively brushed his teeth in a manner resembling a rabid dog. 

‘It’s never going to change, and hopefully they’re looking sparkling right now!’ Troy said, before flashing his pearly whites for the camera. 

Troy’s rampant teeth-brushing went viral when it first aired on MAFS, and caused such a stir it was even played in front of millions on The Ellen Show in America.  

Married At First Sight Grand Reunion continues Monday, February 1, at 7.30pm on Channel Nine

Remember this? Troy's rampant teeth-brushing went viral when it first aired on MAFS, and caused such a stir it was even played in front of millions on The Ellen Show in America

Remember this? Troy’s rampant teeth-brushing went viral when it first aired on MAFS, and caused such a stir it was even played in front of millions on The Ellen Show in America

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk


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