MAFS' Olivia slams Channel Nine after Dom lands hosting gig: 'Bulls**t'

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This year’s cast of Married At First Sight are outraged after learning that Domenica Calarco has landed a hosting gig at Channel Nine.

According to Daily Mail, the 29-year-old influencer will host a web series on 9Now where she FaceTimes ex-MAFS participants ahead of the new season “to check in on them and see how they’re coping after the show”.

MAFS' Domenica Calarco.
MAFS’ Domenica Calarco will host a web series on 9Now interviewing former cast members ahead of the new season. Photo: Instagram/domenica.calarco

The network reportedly sent an email to cast members inviting them to appear on the online series, which one star says didn’t go down well at all.

“I’m good friends with eight of the cast and no one I’m friends with is doing the ‘chat’,” they told Yahoo Lifestyle.

“Honestly, as if in reality we would update her on our lives, it’s so ridiculous. Plus, the show was highly edited so I don’t think anyone would be stupid enough to believe it’s going to be a ‘light-hearted’ chat as it was stated in the email.”

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Olivia Frazer, who has repeatedly clashed with Domenica both on and off the show, also spoke about the decision during an Instagram Live on Friday and said it was “kind of bulls**t”.

“I'm pretty sure I was the only cast member that wasn't emailed about it,” she revealed. “I know lots of my other castmates emailed back to Channel Nine telling them to ‘get f**ked’ and that if they were going to do a series like that they probably should have chosen somebody who's a little bit more neutral, like Al [Perkins] or Selina [Chhaur].

“Maybe not somebody that a lot of cast members won't speak to. Like, they wouldn't choose me to do it because two cast members definitely wouldn't speak to me.”

Yahoo Lifestyle has contacted Channel Nine for further comment.

MAFS' Olivia Frazer.
Olivia Frazer claims she was the only cast member that Channel Nine didn't email about Domenica's new show. Photo: Channel Nine

MAFS stars land major TV gigs

Domenica’s new gig comes shortly after fellow MAFS star Ella Ding announced that she would be making an appearance on the UK reality show Made in Chelsea later this year, and Al Perkins would be starring on the next season of Love Island Australia.

The fan favourite groom was recently spotted filming the dating show in Mallorca, Spain, with So Dramatic! reporting that this year’s season would be pre-recorded for the first time instead of being broadcast live.

Al’s MAFS bride Samantha Moitzi recently took to social media to congratulate Al on the new gig while also admitting she was “a little bit confused” by the timing.

“We’re actually not allowed to apply for any reality TV shows for like, over a year of the last episode airing, so that’s quite a long way away,” she shared.

“But I guess because Love Island’s a Channel Nine production, maybe he got special allowance for that? I’m not sure.”

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