By Joe Scek For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:21 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 01:22 GMT, 3 February 2020
He's set to become a household name when Married At First Sight's seventh season premieres on Monday night.
And ahead of his TV debut, Mikey Pembroke has opened up about his famous ex-girlfriend, Ninja Warrior Katie Williams.
He told TV Week that his former fame, 25, was 'shocked' by his decision to appear on the controversial dating series.
MAFS' 2020: Mikey Pembroke opened up about his famous ex-girlfriend in an interview with TV WEEK on Monday ...just HOURS before he's set to meet his new 'wife' later tonight
Mikey, 29, said that as soon as word spread he was going to appear on MAFS, Katie raced over to his house and banged on his door.
'She was in shock, she was like, "I can't believe you would go and do this,"' he said.
Katie, who is a world champion sprinter and six-time national champion, was featured on the first season of Australian Ninja Warrior.
'Very competitive': After supporting Katie's television run on Ninja Warrior from the sidelines, Mikey is now reveling in his own moment in the spotlight with MAFS set