There Is A Huge Problem With MAFS That Has Been Revealed
It is the highest rated show on Australian TV, but not everyone has become a fan of Married At First Sight, with one expert calling it 'the psychological sewer of Australian television'.
Speaking to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg has said that the Channel Nine series could do some ‘serious damage’ to the contestants.
'I know it rates its socks off, but so did the Colosseum in Rome because people liked watching lions rip Christians apart,' he added.
While Carr-Gregg has a harsh word about the ‘social experiment’ the show’s psychologist, John Aitken, is insisting that participants are well cared for.
'From the outset of this show, it has been of utmost importance to myself and all other professionals involved to constantly assess and monitor the well-being of all the participants in the social experiment,' he clarified to 9Honey.
John adds: 'Duty of care is something that we take extremely seriously.'
One of the shows biggest critics Clare Verrall, a former contestant, told Kyle & Jackie O she feels the process is unfair and the producers think ‘’Wow you’re a great character and we’ve got another great character that we’ve either approached or headhunted or may have applied, and we’re going to put you guys together".
'Some of these couples were legitimately put together for love, but some of it is just for drama. And I was unlucky enough to be the drama couple last year.'
Married At First Sight continues on Sunday night at 7 PM on Nine.