MAFS EXCLUSIVE: Jack Millar calls out the season 10 cast
The season nine star has shared his honest opinions on this year's brides and grooms.
He found himself involved in some of the biggest dramas on last year’s season of Married At First Sight, and now Jack Millar has shared his thoughts on season 10 of the reality show.
The fan favourite groom, who was matched with one of the series’ most outspoken brides, Domenica Calarco, admits to Yahoo Lifestyle that he’s “struggling to like” the 2023 participants.
“There's not much likability and connection,” he says. “I feel like a lot of the relationships on there, although there are a few outliers, a lot of them are chaotic.
“And it's not like chaos for the sake of building the relationship, it’s quite literally chaos for the sake of drama and TV - or at least that’s what it seems like to me. And that's why I'm struggling to connect with them.”
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Jack adds that while the women appear to be “very empowered and strong”, the men are consistently making mistakes and refusing to own up to their actions.
“I don't really understand that because it's so much easier just to go, ‘I f**ked up, sorry’,” he remarks.
“This is my advice to absolutely everyone: When someone does something wrong, whether you meant to hurt someone's feelings or whether you just did it accidentally, there is a thing called an apology. You utilise this, because we are all taught it when we are very young, and you say 'I am sorry’ and you try and understand what you did to make them feel that way.
“You don't say, ‘I’m sorry you feel that way’ because that undermines or invalidates the way that someone's feeling. You say, ‘I'm sorry that I said that, I won't do it again’. It’s pretty simple.”
'You've ruined the show'
Jack went on to say that he’s disappointed so many of the cast members have ‘spoiled’ the events on the show before they’ve unfolded on TV.
“Everyone has jumped on the media whilst they're on the show and not let the show play out,” he details. “I've just sat there and gone, you’ve ruined the show a bit.
“It just seems like none of them care - well, there's a chunk of them that do. But there were Facebook posts trying to defend themselves for certain things, they're talking to every media outlet they can and they're getting paparazzi shots every second week. Don’t get me wrong, I know the paparazzi shots happen and that, but they're doing it with quoted explanations behind trying to defend themselves.
“And then some of them just don't care and I think they're already in relationships after it. It's been three months and I know that people have lives, but it's part of what you sign up for and you’d think that people would know that.”
'Don't try and defend yourself'
Speaking from his experience last year, Jack says it’s important for participants to throw themselves into the experiment and simply “let the show do its thing”.
“At the end of the day, it is a TV show,” he shares. “And yes, the emotions and the feelings on the TV show - especially straight after it - are so real.
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“With me and Dom, we were literally giving up to the experiment. But after it, you slowly come out of it and you realise that the environment itself is not a real environment. You accept it for what it is and you sort of make peace with what you’ve done. You don’t try and defend yourself.
“One of the most telling things I find is that when people try and defend themselves on social media based on their time on a TV show, it looks so not genuine. I don't know what it is. It's like they're trying to backtrack and they're just grovelling rather than just going, ‘Oops yep I said that, my bad’.”
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