• Jayden goes all in during the Letter Writing task on MAFS
• Two Immunity Idols found on Australian Survivor
Nine’s A Current Affair put the spotlight on the search for the missing mum of three, Samantha Murphy, who left for a morning jog in Victoria’s west and vanished. Authorities are now searching dense bushland in the Canadian State Forest.
Then, it was the start of Confessions Week on Married at First Sight as the couples took a big step in their relationship by moving in together. The Experts then gave them the Letter Writing task, where they were asked to open up to their partner and reveal something personal.
Eden and Jayden were the first to take on the task, with Jayden confessing that after his ex-girlfriend cheated on him, he was “willing to give her another chance” only if he could sleep with one of her best friends while she watched and one of her friends agreed to do it. Naturally, Eden was disgusted, calling the act “gross” but when she asked him if he “regretted it”, Jayden said he didn’t.
Meanwhile, Natalie returned to the experiment after leaving the MAFS Dinner Party the night before — much to her husband Collins‘ surprise.
Over on Seven’s Home and Away, Mackenzie and Levi were drawn together while Harper felt alone and Remi and Eden got shocking news.
Then, it was the second last day of auditions on Australian Idol and the judges saw the most outstanding crop of singers yet. Nerves almost sabotaged the chance of a lifetime while a teen showed talent way beyond her years and a family band broke rank.
23-year-old Prayer Corby from Humpty Doo, NT, finished her audition of Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone, admitting she wasn’t happy with her performance; however, judges Marcia Hines, Kyle Sandilands and Amy Shark loved it.
Kiani Smith, 17 from Bribie Island, Queensland, earned a Golden Ticket after her unique performance of 2002 by Anne-Marie and 20-year-old singer Eli Parr, from Brisbane —who was the sole family member to go through after auditioning alongside his two brothers and cousin singing Story Of My Life by One Direction.
The Parr brothers, Caleb, Eli, Isaac and Jacob, usually perform as a band, but on the #AustralianIdol stage it's time to go head to head! 👊
— Australian Idol (@AustralianIdol) February 6, 2024
On 10, The Project welcomed Melanie Bracewell to the desk who has been home in New Zealand for the Summer and the panel looked at the inspiring story of Cat Janice, who when she found out the sarcoma she had been battling was terminal, wrote Dance You Outta My Head so that the royalties could be paid to her son and thanks to the internet, her dream became a reality.
Then, it was time for Australian Survivor where Hurricane Kelli’s arrival confused the Titan’s tribe, and though she believed she was playing her saboteur role well, everyone was suspicious.
Meanwhile, the silence her departure created on the Rebels side meant her old teammates finally could get a good night’s sleep, it also affords Feras the clarity to find a hidden Immunity Idol. Mark too finds an Idol – after hurriedly breaking open the hidden treasure box before Kelli’s ramblings can reveal the box is real.
Despite Kelli’s mission to throw the Immunity Challenge for the Titans, she elects to sit out – but the Rebels win without her assistance anyway. Nathan is the obvious target to all for elimination, but a surprise attempt at a blindside on a key player has a lot of them rethinking their strategy.
ABC’s 7.30 looked at the Reserve Bank which has kept interest rates on hold and Sarah Ferguson interviewed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Then viewers were taken on a journey with Back Roads. This week, we headed to Timber Creek in the Top End where guest presenter Kristy O’Brien found an unlikely partnership in creating positive spin-offs for the town.
On McCartney 3,2,1, Paul McCartney talked about finding his place in the band and the evolution of The Beatles’ sound and identity. The episode also focused on a few of McCartney’s iconic contributions to the band.
Then, Earth looked at the force that has been just as powerful in changing Earth’s fate as fire and ice – plants.
Over on SBS, Who Do You Think You Are showcased entertainer, Rhonda Burchmore, investigated her mysterious maternal grandfather who abandoned her mother as a child. In the process, she’s thrilled to discover a performer in her family. On her father’s side, Rhonda finds an intriguing guardian angel, who came to the rescue of her widowed great-grandmother and her 11 children.