The highly anticipated tenth season of Married At First Sight finally kicked off on Monday night, and it didn’t take long for the chaos to begin.
The episode’s major scandal, which is believed to continue throughout the season, centred around Bronte Schofield and Harrison Boon.
The Perth influencer found out her new husband had a girl waiting for him in the outside world after one of her guests recognised him as the guy her friend was seeing and had even slept with the day before.
“Is he f**king serious?” Bronte said when she found out. “That’s my worst nightmare.”
However, what Channel Nine couldn't air was the mention that Harrison's mystery girl was a contestant on this year’s season of The Bachelors – and Bronte's friend who told her, Jessica Tomlinson, was also a contestant on the dating show.
“Jess told Bronte that the girl Harrison was sleeping with was another contestant from The Bachelors, and that's how she knew her – but Channel Nine wouldn't want to draw any attention to a rival show,” a show source tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
“Producers couldn't believe their luck when this storyline played out on the wedding day but had to be selective with the editing. It also caused a lot of drama behind the scenes as Jessica was still under contract with [The Bachelors production company] Warner Bros which [MAFS production company] Endemol Shine Australia wasn't across.”
According to Daily Mail, Channel 10 was “forced to make last-minute edits” to The Bachelors and remove Jessica from the show in post-production after learning about her cameo appearance on MAFS.
“Channel 10 and Warner Bros are completely livid with the last-minute change after they noticed Nine was heavily featuring Jess in the ads for one of the MAFS weddings,” a source told the publication.
They also added her scenes on The Bachelors were cut to “make it look like she wasn't there” so she is “completely forgotten about”.
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