All the scandals to come out of dating series and The Geek

Channel Nine is rebooting dating series and the Geek in 2021 after a seven-year hiatus from TV.

And the format has certainly had its share of drama and scandals since first gracing Australian screens in 2009.

From exposed actors and a hidden child to reality TV revivals no one saw coming: here are some of the shocking moments and scandals to come out of and the Geek's first six seasons.

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A failed engagement, a hidden child, exposed actors and a jailed star: All the scandals to come out of dating series Beauty and the Geek. Pictured: Nine's promo for its 2021 reboot

A failed engagement, a hidden child, exposed actors and a jailed star: All the scandals to come out of dating series and the Geek. Pictured: Nine's promo for its 2021 reboot

The initial series, which ran on Seven, was cancelled in 2014 after ratings flopped. 

EXPOSED ACTORS

and the Geek came under fire in 2011 when 'geek' Bendeguz Daniel Devenyi-Botos admitted he joined the series to further his acting career.

Despite being billed as a historian on the dating show, Bendeguz later confessed to dropping out of university to focus on acting.

He told The Sunday Telegraph at the time: 'The producers found me while I was in a play... I have no idea why [they] chose not to mention that I'm an actor.' 

Busted: Beauty and the Geek came under fire in 2011 when 'geek' Bendeguz Daniel Devenyi-Botos (pictured) admitted he joined the series to further his acting career

Busted: and the Geek came under fire in 2011 when 'geek' Bendeguz Daniel Devenyi-Botos (pictured) admitted he joined the series to further his acting career

'I have no idea why they chose not to mention that I'm an actor': Despite being billed as a historian on the dating contest, Bendeguz later dropped out of university to focus on acting

'I have no idea why they chose not to mention that I'm an actor': Despite being billed as a historian on the dating contest, Bendeguz later dropped out of university to focus on acting

THEN: Season two star Marlon Dance-Hooi

NOW: Marlon has gone on to work as a voice-over artist on children's cartoons

Entertainment: Season two star Marlon Dance-Hooi was also later revealed to be a former child star. He has gone on to work as a voice-over artist on children's cartoons

Season two star Marlon Dance-Hooi was also later revealed to be a former child star.

Since his appearance on the 2010 season, he has voiced a number of animated characters for children's shows such as Oddbods and Argo's World.

SECRET CHILD

As the program is designed to pair beautiful women with socially inept men, fans were shocked to discover a contestant on the first season was already a father.   

After the scandal was first speculated about in online forums in 2009, the network later confirmed Corin Storkey indeed shared a daughter with an ex-girlfriend. 

The then-PhD student lived with his organic chemist girlfriend while he attended college in New Zealand. They dated for four years and had a daughter named Beth.

Corin told the Herald Sun at the time: 'She was the main relationship of my life after we got together when I was 18... we split up just around the time she got pregnant and she has

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