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Bryce Ruthven says Married At First Sight ruined his radio career

Married At First Sight villain Bryce Ruthven claims that his portrayal on the reality show has destroyed his career as a radio personality.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Bryce said that he’s glad that MAFS is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and that he’s even considering exploring legal options against Channel Nine.

‘For me it has basically ruined my career in radio,’ the 32-year-old said.

Damage: Married At First Sight villain Bryce Ruthven claims that his portrayal on the reality show has destroyed his career as a radio personality

‘It basically damaged my potential earnings. If it takes much longer to find a job it (exploring his legal options) would be something you have to seriously consider especially with twins on the way.’

He also said that legal firms have reached out to him and partner Melissa with the interest of representing them.

Bryce exited his gig as an announcer on Hit 104.7 afternoon show in Canberra back in February once Married At First Sight started airing. 

Southern Cross Austereo – who own Hit 104.7 – confirmed to Radio Today that he’d resigned from the show, but no reason was given for his departure. 

'For me it has basically ruined my career in radio': Bryce also said that legal firms have reached out to him and partner Melissa with the interest of representing them

‘For me it has basically ruined my career in radio’: Bryce also said that legal firms have reached out to him and partner Melissa with the interest of representing them

Bryce recently slammed producers of the show for their ‘manipulated’ portrayal of him on the series.

He also gloated about his happy ending with fiancée Melissa Rawson, who is currently pregnant with twins.

‘Reality TV: Manipulated storyline,’ he wrote, then added: ‘Reality: Engaged + pregnant.’

He then tagged the show’s producers, including executive producer Tara McWilliams, and wrote: ‘Apologies the narrative didn’t work out the way you wanted.’

Hitting back: Bryce recently slammed producers of the show for their 'manipulated' portrayal of him on the series

Hitting back: Bryce recently slammed producers of the show for their ‘manipulated’ portrayal of him on the series

Meanwhile, Married At First Sight is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after receiving a high volume of complaints levelled against Bryce.

According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the media watchdog received 67 complaints from viewers amid claims of mental abuse, gaslighting and domestic conflict during this year’s season. 

‘The ACMA has commenced an investigation into episodes of the 2021 season of Married At First Sight,’ an ACMA spokesperson told the publication. 

Under investigation: Married At First Sight is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after receiving a high volume of complaints

Under investigation: Married At First Sight is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after receiving a high volume of complaints

‘A significant proportion of the complaints alleged the program included personally abusive interchanges between participants through gaslighting, social, verbal and mental abuse, and that the program perpetuated and promoted the theme of domestic and emotional conflict.’

Channel Nine – the network behind MAFS – sent out an apology letter back in April after a Change.org petition garnered over 15,000 signatures.

The petition claimed that Channel Nine and production company Endemol Shine had failed in their duty of care to the show’s participants, with viewers describing some scenes as ‘distressing’. 

Problematic: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the media watchdog received 67 complaints from viewers amid claims of mental abuse, gaslighting and domestic conflict during this year's season

Problematic: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the media watchdog received 67 complaints from viewers amid claims of mental abuse, gaslighting and domestic conflict during this year’s season

‘Nine takes seriously the concerns raised by its viewers and makes every effort to ensure that the material it presents is consistent with community standards and complies with Nine’s regulatory obligations,’ the network said in a letter. 

The majority of the complaints were levelled against Bryce, who was paired with Melissa, with the couple now engaged and expecting twins.    

Throughout the show, Bryce repeatedly told Melissa, both 32, that she wasn’t his type because she didn’t have blue eyes. 

'The ACMA has commenced an investigation into episodes of the 2021 season of Married At First Sight,' an ACMA spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph

‘The ACMA has commenced an investigation into episodes of the 2021 season of Married At First Sight,’ an ACMA spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph

He also voted her the ‘fourth hottest’ out of this year’s brides, flirted with co-star Beck Zemek at the gym and later lied about their conversation.

In addition to getting into a series of altercations with the show’s other participants, Bryce was accused of emotional manipulation and gaslighting.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Nine for comment.    

At the centre: The majority of the complaints were levelled against Bryce, who was paired with Melissa, with the couple now engaged and expecting twins

At the centre: The majority of the complaints were levelled against Bryce, who was paired with Melissa, with the couple now engaged and expecting twins

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