MAFS' Bryce roasted after confessing he did the show for publicity

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Married At First Sight's Bryce Ruthven was roasted on Today Extra on Thursday after confessing to appearing on the show for publicity.

The reality star appeared on the show alongside his TV wife Melissa Rawson when he accidentally admitted he was enjoying the publicity that came with all the gossip about the show.

MAFS' Bryce Ruthven on the couch
MAFS' Bryce Ruthven has been slammed after saying he's enjoying the publicity he's receiving from gossip websites, saying it'll help him in future. Photo: Nine

"It's disappointing that gossip pages just want to gossip about our relationship, but hey, it's kind of nice at the same time too because all they're doing is building our profiles for when we finish the show, so thanks guys," he told hosts David Campbell and Belinda Russell.

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Melissa was clearly surprised by the response and shook her head in disbelief, with David and Belinda immediately questioning the reality star.

"Is that why you're in this though, it's all for publicity?" Belinda questioned.

"That's a problem! That little statement at the end," David agreed.

Bryce, who appeared flustered by the questions, added, "Well that's the thing, if they're gonna keep doing it, they're just helping us [with] whatever we wanna do in the future."

David moved the questions to Melissa, asking whether she was on the show for "publicity".

"Are you here for infamy and fame?" he asked.

Melissa quickly shut the idea down, saying she's still working full time with Bryce jumping in to say his comments were "a dead set joke". 

"I'm still working full time and at the end of this, I never anticipated coming on and looking at that type of life because I came on and I got what I wanted with Bryce," she said.

MAFS' Melissa and Bryce on Today Extra
The pair appeared shaken after being involved in a physical altercation in Melbourne over the weekend. Photo: Nine

"It's like they think that we are gonna become these influencers," she added. "They think that we're gonna be the next Cam and Jules or Martha and Michael, and that's just not the case, it's not who we are."

Bryce has been hit with accusations he was only on the show to further his radio career throughout his time on MAFS. He always denied this.

It comes as Bryce and Melissa were involved in a shocking altercation on Saturday night. Four strangers, two men and two women, allegedly attacked the couple and their MAFS co-star Jason Engler.

The altercation saw Melissa's sister taken to hospital for surgery and Bryce had to have teeth replaced.

Melissa told the Today Extra hosts the incident has confirmed fears she had for their safety and she tearfully explained she has been receiving help for her mental health since leaving the experiment. 

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