Ben had a one-to-one chat with John this afternoon about
his relationship with Mario.
As everyone knows, Mario is gay and has been not-so-subtly
pursuing Ben from Day 1. However, although he quizzed Ben
about his sexuality right at the beginning of the series,
the fact that Ben said he's straight hasn't stopped Mario
flirting with him continually.
Having told John today that he doesn't have much in common
with Mario, he was advised by the Aussie hunk to say something
about it. "If you don't fancy him, just tell him,"
However, ever the gentleman, Ben was concerned that it could
come across as arrogance on his part.
After John told the bouffant-haired broadcaster that everyone
thought he was bisexual at first, Ben stated that he fancied
1st Evictee Rachael, but would never have presumed she fancied
him back; the point being that even if he was gay,
Mario shouldn't presume that he likes him in that way.
Ben was also a little concerned about the fact that Mario
goes around sticking-up for him and defending his honour.
The 30-year-old said he was grateful for the friendship, but
thought Mario's behaviour can sometimes be a bit patronising.
So, the message is clear: Ben is very happy to be friends
with Mario, but would like him to cool it with the flirty
and partner-like behaviour.
He just needs to go and tell the stalker-like former mole