By Daily Mail Australia Reporter
Published: 07:35 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 08:01 BST, 5 June 2019
Married At First Sight is believed to be in the process of casting the show's first ever transgender bride for next year's season.
And on Wednesday, media expert Steve Molk expressed concerns that producers could try to 'surprise' an unsuspecting groom with a transgender partner at the altar for shock value and ratings.
'I 100 per cent reckon it would be a "stunt marry" situation,' Steve said on the TV Blackbox podcast.
'I believe it would be a "stunt marry" situation!' Television experts fear Married At First Sight might surprise a groom with a transgender bride next season. Pictured: Sarah Roza
'Oh, that would be horrible!' said Steve's co-host Sarah Monahan, to which he replied: '100 per cent horrible.'
Steve added that producers could be 'looking... to find someone that is going to react poorly' to being matched unknowingly with a transgender woman.
Sarah observed that it would be a difficult situation for any male participant, as they would feel pressure to be 'open to it' or risk looking like a 'bigoted a***hole' on TV.
'You are setting somebody up to look like a bad person!' Rumours that MAFS producers want to cast a transgender bride have been circulating for weeks now. Pictured: Troy Delmege
'You are setting somebody up