MAFS stars refuse to appear on Domenica Calarco’s Channel Nine web series


Channel Nine may be forced to shelve plans for a Married At First Sight spin-off web series hosted by Domenica Calarco after her former co-stars refused to take part.

Multiple cast members have declined to be interviewed by Domenica, 29, for the proposed show, which was set to launch next month on 9Now and Nine.com.au and run until the premiere of season 10 of MAFS in early 2023.

The format for the series would have seen her FaceTime her fellow MAFS alumni to ‘check in’ on them and see how they’re coping after the show.

Channel Nine may be forced to shelve plans for a Married At First Sight spin-off web series hosted by Domenica Calarco (pictured) after her former co-stars refused to take part 

But many former MAFS participants have flat-out refused to take part, citing Domenica’s alleged mistreatment of them both during filming and on social media.

Some also feel that Dom received an unfairly glowing edit at the expense of her season nine castmates and don’t want to reward her with more opportunities at the Nine Network.

The network sent an email to cast members inviting them to appear on the online series, but one former star told Yahoo Lifestyle ‘no one’ wanted to be involved. 

Multiple cast members have declined to be interviewed by Domenica (right, with Jack Millar) for the proposed show, which was set to launch next month on 9Now and Nine.com.au

Multiple cast members have declined to be interviewed by Domenica (right, with Jack Millar) for the proposed show, which was set to launch next month on 9Now and Nine.com.au

‘I’m good friends with eight of the cast, and no one I’m friends with is doing the “chat”,’ the source said.

‘Honestly, as if in reality we would update her on our lives, it’s so ridiculous. Plus, the show was highly edited so I don’t think anyone would be stupid enough to believe it’s going to be a “light-hearted” chat was stated in the email.’

Domenica’s on-screen rival Olivia Frazer also spoke out against the proposed interview series during an Instagram Live on Friday, saying it was ‘kind of bulls**t’.

‘I’m pretty sure I was the only cast member that wasn’t emailed about it,’ she said.

Many former MAFS stars have refused to take part, citing Domenica's mistreatment of them both during filming and on social media. Some also feel that Dom received an unfairly glowing edit at the expense of her castmates and don't want to reward her with more TV opportunities

Many former MAFS stars have refused to take part, citing Domenica’s mistreatment of them both during filming and on social media. Some also feel that Dom received an unfairly glowing edit at the expense of her castmates and don’t want to reward her with more TV opportunities

‘I know lots of my other castmates emailed back to Channel Nine telling them to “get f**ked” and that if they were going to do a series like that they probably should have chosen somebody who’s a little bit more neutral, like Al [Perkins] or Selina [Chhaur].

‘Maybe not somebody that a lot of cast members won’t speak to. Like, they wouldn’t choose me to do it because two cast members definitely wouldn’t speak to me.’

According to another ex-participant, the email from a Nine producer inviting former cast members to appear on Dom’s web series went down like a lead balloon.

The email was shared to a WhatsApp group chat for ex-MAFS stars, who felt giving Domenica the job was a slap in the face after she trashed them in the media.

Domenica's on-screen rival Olivia Frazer (pictured) also spoke out against the proposed interview series during an Instagram Live on Friday, saying it was 'kind of bulls**t'

Domenica’s on-screen rival Olivia Frazer (pictured) also spoke out against the proposed interview series during an Instagram Live on Friday, saying it was ‘kind of bulls**t’

‘Look we’re happy to be involved but she [Domenica] has been nothing but a wench to most of the cast. Nobody but Ella [Ding] wants anything to do with her,’ they told Daily Mail Australia.

‘It would make better sense to mix it up and maybe have someone more official and unbiased,’ they continued.

Nine planned to release a weekly episode featuring a different bride or groom from next month until the new season of MAFS premieres early next year.

The upcoming season will feature some of the hottest and most scandalous brides and grooms to date. (Pictured: Adam Seed and Janelle Han who will appear on the show in 2023)

The upcoming season will feature some of the hottest and most scandalous brides and grooms to date. (Pictured: Adam Seed and Janelle Han who will appear on the show in 2023) 

Meanwhile, the upcoming season of MAFS will feature some of the hottest and most scandalous brides and grooms to date. 

Season 10 will feature a diverse mix of cast who include a dental hygienist, a baker, a beautician and a construction worker who works as a part-time male stripper.

One bride is no stranger to controversy, having already made headlines for trashing a nightclub bathroom almost a decade ago.

‘She completely trashed a bathroom at a bar and has been banned from the venue ever since. I guarantee she’s going to cause a riot on the show,’ a source said.

Another bride has been dubbed ‘Olivia Frazer 2.0’ after entering the experiment all sweet and innocent only to unleash her mean streak later on.

‘Alarm bells have already gone off. She’s not as innocent as she led producers to believe… we’re thinking she’s going to be the next Olivia, for sure,’ said the insider. 

One bride is no stranger to controversy, having already made headlines for trashing a nightclub bathroom almost a decade ago. (Pictured: MAFS bride Caitlin McConville)

One bride is no stranger to controversy, having already made headlines for trashing a nightclub bathroom almost a decade ago. (Pictured: MAFS bride Caitlin McConville)

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