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MAFS producer reveals whether Davina and Dean were paid

It was the TV moment which shocked audiences. 

And despite speculation that Married At First Sight’s Dean Wells and Davina Rankin may have received a financial incentive to cheat on their partners, the show’s producer has denied that was the case.

MAFS executive producer Tara Williams told The New Daily this week that the pair were not paid to have an affair, explaining that had simply told producers ‘there was an attraction’.

‘They came to us and told us there was an attraction’: Married At First Sight producer reveals whether Davina and Dean were paid to have an affair … and why the series is so popular

Tara laughed off speculation Dean and Davina were paid to cheat, saying: ‘I heard a rumour we paid them to have an affair, if only my job was that easy.’

Instead, Dean and Davina had gone to producers and explained they had wanted to explore a relationship between each other. 

‘They came to us and told us there was an attraction, we purely followed it,’ Tara told the publication. 

Not true: Tara laughed off rumours Dean and Davina were paid to cheat, saying: 'I heard a rumour we paid them to have an affair, if only my job was that easy' 

Not true: Tara laughed off rumours Dean and Davina were paid to cheat, saying: ‘I heard a rumour we paid them to have an affair, if only my job was that easy’ 

Told the show's creators: Dean and Davina had gone to producers and explained they had wanted to explore a relationship between each other

Told the show’s creators: Dean and Davina had gone to producers and explained they had wanted to explore a relationship between each other

More than 2.6 million viewers tuned into Married At First Sight on Sunday night, the highest ratings in the show’s five season history.

Tara said the show’s success this year is down to giving viewers an inside look at something that happens everyday.

‘With the affair, there’s nothing earth shattering happening but the interesting thing is you never get to see how an affair plays out, you’re never privy to it,’ she told The New Daily. 

'The interesting thing is you never get to see how an affair plays out': Tara said the show's success this year is down to giving viewers an inside look at something that happens everyday

‘The interesting thing is you never get to see how an affair plays out’: Tara said the show’s success this year is down to giving viewers an inside look at something that happens everyday

Left the series: Davina has since opted to leave Married At First Sight 

Left the series: Davina has since opted to leave Married At First Sight 

Tara has previously defended casting Dean on the show, saying that it even though his views about women were ‘controversial’ and ‘interesting’.  

‘They’re controversial views. And if everyone had the same kind of view on relationships, it’d be a really boring experiment and a really boring show,’ she told Talking Married. 

 Meanwhile, Married At First Sight psychologist John Aiken has defended his decision not to interfere in Dean and Davina’s affair.

He told TV WEEK they didn’t stop them because ‘it’s not their job to do so’, adding that all the couples have ‘have round-the-clock psychologists to look after them’. 

Not his job: Married At First Sight psychologist John Aiken has defended his decision not to interfere in Dean and Davina's affair

Not his job: Married At First Sight psychologist John Aiken has defended his decision not to interfere in Dean and Davina’s affair

  

 



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