2DayFM host Ed Kavalee has received praise from Married At First Sight viewers after hanging up on contestant Sam Ball during a live interview after his continuous sexist comments towards bride Elizabeth.
For those not watching, Sam sparked outrage after he criticised his partner Elizabeth's body after seeing her for the first time.
“I’ve never really dated girls as big as Elizabeth in the past,” he said on the show. “She’s got a beautiful face. I’m just taking her for who she is. Not for her body image. Maybe I’ll get her running in the mornings. Drag her out of bed. She’ll be right.”
Speaking on 2DayFM, Sam stood by his comments about Elizabeth's weight and said he was just being honest.
“She is a bigger girl than what I’m used to dating,” he said. “On top of that, she was very tall, massive personality. The hair extensions, everything was just full on for me. I’m more into natural girls and I just had to be true to myself and be honest really."
He added, “Unfortunately when she got out of the car I wasn’t her type of man either, she thought I was chunky and tubby. I was broken-hearted,” he added.
“Oh, so it was her fault,” Kavalee sarcastically pointed out.
The 2Day FM team then played Sam some audio of Elizabeth talking about an offensive comment he made to her during which he allegedly said she must be single because of her size.
Sam laughed after hearing the clip and then said, “Nah, I never said that”.
“You didn’t say that?” Kavalee questioned.
“I don’t believe I said that, did I?” Sam replied. “Oh you don’t believe you said it,” Kavalee said. “See Sam, you’ve got an issue. All of the things that you’ve said that have been captured, then that’s not really the truth. But everything she said that nobody saw, we haven’t seen that, so you’re really at a disadvantage here, you poor thing.”
“Not really, I’m not the victim at all,” Sam said.
It was that comment that pushed Kavalee over the edge.
“Newsflash, Sam is not the victim!” Kavalee said. “Sam, thank you, you are just one of the great guys. Hang up! I’ve had this bloke, he is the worst. God help me.
“He’s body shaming a woman on national television and his response is, ‘Haha, she said something about me, everybody online thinks I’m cool'."
“Once that becomes the norm for this season, we keep lowering the bar, there’s no end to it. It’s meant to be ridiculous and silly this show, that’s the point. This is the part where they’ve pushed it a point where you’re like, ‘This guy is awful. He is an awful, awful creep and he’s just laughing it off.’
“He will get something out of this. Someone is going to give this creep a job. It may well be my job and good luck to him."
WATCH: Married At First Sight's Sam 'Dumps' Wife Elizabeth.
This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.