I would have thought you would have to pay more than $128 a day to get someone to admit watching it. And I expect contestants will eventually sue the producer for loss of standing in the community.
Was she surprised that the producers did that to her? Wouldn't make for very good ratings if you were matched with your ideal partner.
There has to be a kernel of "happiness" for the program to continue. Ratings are a mix of barracking for the "goodies" and shaking heads at the "off" ones. This season seems to have the balance too far to the "off".
I think the hairdresser mainly wanted an opportunity to promote the self-help book she's writing...
which is a good reason to go on the show, if there is one. I watched it for first time sunday night at a friends. Very entertaining and good to know what it is. Definitely they have cast some explosive combinations for good dramatic tv and ratings. I'm surprised they are paid that little actually...
I'm surprised they're paid at all. I thought it was all about being on tv.
They have to receive some remuneration because they gave up "everything" to be on the show! And there is a tv movie in Ines - she is scary!
Apparently only one out of 36 couples from the show are still together: https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/mafs/10...
I have never watched an episode of MAFS. But I closely follow the satirical episode recaps on Mamamia. They are brilliant.
Likewise I've become hooked on James Weir's satirical recaps, which make watching the show unnecessary :)
Another commentary not to be missed was Clementine Ford on the abc podcast Stop Everything (I show I love anyway). Who knew that Clementine would be an avid MAFS watcher!
Had to chuckle last week - local (well NSW-wide - but maybe national) promotion I think for the morning program - gives out codewords for next day. On one MAFS ad break the codeword flashed up - DIVORCE.
Didn't she stand by her man?