MAFS spoiler alert: Bryce calls out Beck's 'fake tears' at retreat

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
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Married At First Sight’s most controversial groom this year has opened up about the explosive trailer for tonight’s show, calling his actions a ‘smart a** act gone wrong’.

This week the contestants are set to head off on a couples retreat. While many may have thought it would be a time for them all to reconnect with each other, it appears things take a nosedive with the group.

Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson on MAFS
Bryce Ruthven is at the centre of the drama again on tonight's episode of the show. Photo: Nine

A clip from tonight’s episode shows Bryce sarcastically planting a kiss on Beck Zemek’s cheek, with the whole group looking shocked and Patrick calling his behaviour ‘disgusting’.

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Now, Bryce has told the Kyle & Jackie O Show that it’s “not really a kiss” and accused Beck of breaking down in “fake tears”.

“You know how you greet someone, give them a hug, say hello, kiss on the cheek sort of thing,” Bryce explained the moment.

Bryce Ruthven and Jake Edwards on MAFS
Bryce and Jake appear to come to blows. Photo: Nine
Bryce and Beck on MAFS
Bryce plants a kiss on Beck's cheek. Photo: Nine

“She gives me a big shove away and then breaks down in fake tears.”

Bryce said tonight, we’ll see Jake and Beck “demand an apology” from him, but he claimed “everyone that knows me knows that’s not going to happen”.

“Me at the time in the mind that I was in, being a smart a** , thought giving a half-hearted apology to both Rebecca and Jake would be a way to move forward. Now it’s obviously a bit of a smart a** act gone wrong,” he said.

In the clip from tonight's episode, Bryce is seen telling a puzzled Jake: “I'll crown you the king of the experiment” 

He then marches over to Jake’s ‘wife’ Beck and kisses her on the cheek, saying: “You know what? You're the queen.”

Patrick fires up, calling it “disgusting” while Beck appears to end up crying.

Meanwhile, Bryce’s ‘bride’ Melissa can be seen comforting Bryce as he breaks down away from the group.

It comes after people online are up in arms over Bryce’s actions at last night’s commitment ceremony.

"Usually this would be a really easy decision for me. But I feel like I've gotten to a point... ahh, it's just really hard to say," Bryce said.

"I actually decided to leave," he continued, showing his card with the word ‘leave’ scribbled out after changing his mind and writing stay.

"I'm protecting her from bullying," Bryce tried to explain, while Melissa looked devastated, saying: "I wish you'd just written 'stay’.”

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