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MAFS fans are convinced Russell is Dan Andrews' doppelgänger

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

MAFS fans have lost it online over ‘groom’ Russell Duance’s likeness to Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews.

The 37-year-old diesel mechanic from South Australia walked down the aisle last night to say ‘I do’ to his ‘bride’, 39-year-old retail worker Beth Moore.

However, while Russell wasn’t exactly a hit with his new ‘bride’, he became an instant sensation online over his uncanny resemblance to Dan Andrews.


People immediately took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the doppelgängers.

“I thought I was about to hear about another lockdown, but surprised to find out it was just bootleg Dan Andrews ordering hot chips for his wedding day instead,” one person wrote.

Russell Duance on Married At First Sight Australia
Fans think Russell Duance has a politican doppelgänger. Photo: Nine
Dan Andrews at a press conference
People online couldn't get over his resemblance to Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews. Photo: Getty Images

“Russell is a dead ringer for Dan Andrews, I’m expecting a north face jacket and Brett Sutton standing next to him,” another person wrote.

“I really wish Russell started his vows with ‘Right, are we all good to go?’,” a commenter wrote.

Others joked around, asking “how on earth did Dan Andrews have time for Married At First Sight?”.

Russell Duance and Beth
Russell 'married' Beth on last night's epiosde of the reality show. Photo: Nine

Russell and Beth’s wedding day didn’t exactly go as planned on the show, with Beth breaking down in tears while they were taking photos, telling producers: “This is not what I was expecting.”

“It's just so early and obviously my emotions are heightened because of all these expectations.

“It's not anything that he has done wrong or who he is. He seems like a great person. He has been a true gentleman.

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“I was just hoping for that automatic connection, but let's just see what happens from here.”

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the couple couldn’t have any guests at their wedding but they did still participate in a first dance.

Speaking to 9Now, Beth said: "It was the most awkward dance you could ever imagine in the history of wedding dances,"

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