‘We have never seen conduct like this before’: Channel Nine go into damage control mode as ‘they’re forced to re-edit Married At First Sight’ to remove swearing and controversial antics
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This year’s season of Married At First Sight has seen plenty of drama, particularly between Ines Basic and Bronson Norrish.
And according to Saturday’s The Daily Telegraph, Channel Nine have gone into damage control mode and are re-editing episodes.
Referring to swearing and controversial antics aired, a TV executive told the publication: ‘We have never seen conduct like this before.’
‘We have never seen conduct like this before’: Channel Nine reportedly have gone into damage control mode, as ‘they’re forced to re-edit Married At First Sight’ to remove swearing and controversial antics
‘All reality TV pushes limits but I am concerned they are going one step too far and it is going to all collapse and that’s not good for the industry,’ the source claimed.
‘We have never seen conduct like this on Australian television before,’ the insider added.
The Daily Telegraph alleged on Saturday that Nine CEO Hugh Marks was left outraged after recent episodes of the program, and called an urgent meeting.
Gone too far? ‘All reality TV pushes limits but I am concerned they are going one step too far and it is going to all collapse and that’s not good for the industry,’ a TV insider claimed. Pictured is Ines Basic
While just how much editing is required is not clear, Married At First Sight executive producer John Walsh did tell The Daily Telegraph that some changes have been made.
‘It is true we have decided to pull back some editing, mostly though to do with Sunday night because of the PG rating,’ John said.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the Nine Network for comment.
The reports come after Bronson Norrish received a stern warning from relationship expert Mel Schilling on Sunday’s episode, for calling his ‘wife’ Ines Basic a ‘c**t’.
While Ines, 28, voted to leave the experiment, Bronson, 34, decided to stay, forcing her to endure another week with him.
Scolding: The reports come after Bronson Norrish (right) received a stern warning from relationship expert Mel Schilling (left) on Sunday’s episode, for calling his ‘wife’ Ines a ‘c**t’
Explaining his decision, he said: ‘When we did the questionnaire thing, Ines was amazing that night, like, really amazing. I loved her to pieces that night.
‘Next morning, the Hulk came out. Straight back to a c**t. I’m not calling her a c**t, I’m saying she acts like a c**t.’
A stunned Ines replied: ‘I don’t think this could get any worse.’
Psychologist Mel was horrified by Bronson’s slur, saying: ‘Don’t use language like that if you want any chance of a relationship with a woman.’
The pair were then told they had to go into counselling, with fellow expert John Aiken insisting that Bronson needed to learn ‘respect’.
Married At First Sight continues Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Nine
He went there! Bronson’s castmates, including Elizabeth Sobinoff (pictured), were shocked by his colourful language