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TV executive reveals the brutal truth about Married At First Sight stars - and why they have no right to complain about 'manipulative' producers

By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:44 BST, 7 April 2020 | Updated: 23:59 BST, 7 April 2020

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Married At First Sight has seen an unprecedented number of contestants this year revolt against the show in scathing interviews and social media rants.

From complaining about filming conditions, to exposing alleged threats of bad editing, and claiming to have had mental health issues as a result of appearing on the Nine series, the 2020 cast have not held back about their alleged experiences.

But now a TV executive has revealed why these stars have no right to complain about 'manipulative' producers.

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TV executive reveals the harsh truth about MAFS contestants and why they have no right to complain about 'manipulative' producers. Pictured: A portion of MAFS 2020 cast at reunion

TV executive reveals the harsh truth about MAFS contestants and why they have no right to complain about 'manipulative' producers. Pictured: A portion of MAFS 2020 cast at reunion

Former Channel 10 executive Robert McKnight spoke about the unruly contestants going rogue on his podcast TV Blackbox on Monday.  

McKnight said it was evident that Nine had trouble keeping this year's contestants quiet, and unlike previous years when only a single star would complain, it was hard to dismiss this year's onslaught of defiant brides and grooms as 'bitter'.  

'This felt like the first year where it wasn't just one or two contestants [complaining], a lot of them came out having problems with the way they were treated.

'I felt like we were getting a true picture of  what really goes on behind the scenes,' he added.

'This felt like the first year where it wasn't just one or two contestants [complaining]': Former Channel 10 executive Robert McKnight (pictured) spoke about the unruly MAFS  2020 contestants going rogue on his podcast TV Blackbox on Monday

'This felt like the first year where it wasn't just one or two contestants [complaining]': Former Channel 10 executive Robert McKnight (pictured) spoke about the unruly MAFS  2020 contestants going rogue on his podcast TV Blackbox on Monday

'A lot of them came out having problems with the way they were treated': McKnight said it was evident that Nine had trouble keeping this year's contestants quiet. Pictured: Steve and Mishel

'A lot of them came out having problems with the way they were treated': McKnight said it was evident that Nine had trouble keeping this year's contestants quiet. Pictured: Steve and Mishel

'People want fame and if they misbehave the fame will be taken away from them': McKnight claimed producers were allowed to hold contracts over the contestants during the filming process and use 'tricks'. Pictured: Returning bride Elizabeth Sobinoff

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