He vowed to get rid of his trademark long hair in a bid to raise donations for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
And sticking to his word, Michael Brunelli looked very nervous as Martha Kalifatidis completely shaved his head on live TV during Channel 9’s Gold Telethon on Monday.
The Married At First Sight star broke into a sweat, as his ‘wife’ struggled to hack through his thick ponytail before going on to shave off his remaining hair.
Hair today, gone tomorrow! Michael Brunelli looked very nervous as Martha Kalifatidis completely shaved his head on live TV during Channel 9’s Gold Telethon on Monday
Ahead of the big moment, Michael revealed he hasn’t had a completely shaven head in eight years.
He seemed a little reluctant to say goodbye to his locks and had actually disappeared from set just 20 seconds before his hair cut was due to get underway.
Presenter David Campbell joked: ‘[Michael] had to be dragged back to the chair by Martha to cut these luscious locks.’
Going, going… gone: The Married At First Sight star broke into a sweat, as his ‘wife’ completely shaved his head in aid of Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation
Dramatic: Ahead of the big moment, Michael revealed he hasn’t had a completely shaven head in eight years, clearly having grown fond of his longer hair
Asked how she was feeling about finally chopping off her boyfriend’s hair, Martha said she was ‘so excited’ and joked she is a ‘professional’ with the scissors.
She then tied Michael’s hair into a ponytail and attempted to cut through it with clippers, telling him: ‘Oh my god, babe. This ponytail is so thick!’
Switching to a pair of scissors, she battled with Michael’s hair and eventually removed his ponytail, that will now be sent off and used to make wigs for children.
Hard work: Martha had struggled to cut through Michael’s thick ponytail with her clippers
No backing out now! David Campbell revealed that a reluctant Michael had to be ‘dragged back to his chair’ 20 seconds before his hair cut was scheduled to go live
Michael looked visibly shocked to be holding his ponytail in his hand, but managed to laugh it off while Martha tackled the rest of his hair.
He took to Instagram to show off the finished result with his followers and looked almost unrecognisable without his usual hair.
Michael posed with Martha in the selfie and while she looked pretty chuffed with her efforts, Michael flashed a proud smile no doubt pleased that he’d helped out a great cause.
It’s off! After chopping off his ponytail, Martha proceeded to shave off the rest of Michael’s hair as the studio audience eagerly looked on
‘This is a good look!’ Michael laughed off his nerves about his dramatic new look and joked over his partially shaven head
Fans rushed to praise Michael for the charitable move and many told the teacher that they were loving his newly shaven look, while Martha said she was ‘so proud’.
Ahead of having his head shaved, Michael had said in an interview with
The reality star is a primary school P.E teacher and insisted it is a ‘dream come true’ to help raise funds for sick children, as his world ‘revolves around kids’.
Good cause: The reality star is a primary school P.E teacher and said it is a ‘dream come true’ to help raise funds for sick children, as his world ‘revolves around kids’
Is that you, Michael? He took to Instagram to show off the finished result and many fans were quick to praise him for the charitable move, while telling Michael his new look ‘really suits’ him
He said: ‘I know there are many children who aren’t able to enjoy the amazing experiences that come with being at school every day.
‘By cutting off my hair, I hope it helps the sick kids receive the best medical treatment possible, enabling them to return to school happy and healthy.’
Martha has made no secret over her desire to cut off her partner’s hair and joked during an episode of MAFS that she was keen for Michael to get the chop.
She was often seen giving him style advice on the show and said: ‘Next thing we’re doing is putting clippers to it and it’s coming off!’
Good sport: Michael had documented the bold haircut on his Instagram story and joked: ‘The moment you shave your head live on Gold Telethon!’