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The Gospel According to Ben

Ben Blackwell from Married at First Sight NZ shares his tips to live by.

By Emma Land

Missing Ben from Married at First Sight NZ? Us too. So we thought we'd get him into our studio to run through a list of his tips to live by.

For the full video see above, but here are a few of our favourites. Take it away Ben.

"Instant coffee equals instant poor. Don't ever do it. Always make sure that you have a good coffee on hand."

"Haters. When people you don't even know hate you, that's when you know you're the best."

"Haters are like mushrooms. You've got to feed them a lot of shade so they can thrive."

For those of you who aren't familiar with the term 'shade', it was best explained by Dorien Corey in the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning:

"If I were to say in a terribly condescending voice, 'Oh honey, I'm so glad you saved up to buy those glasses.' That's blatant shade. I didn't insult the glasses, or you, directly. It's implied by my voice and the context of what I said. You know they're ugly."

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But sorry, we digress. Back to Ben...

"Eyebrows. It takes two eyebrows to make a person and one eyebrow to break a person. Always make sure you have two, and always make sure they're sisters, never twins."

Someone give this man his own show!

Stay tuned for our next instalment where Ben responds to his 'haters.'