IT’S NO SECRET THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTING ANNOYED WITH JUST HOW CONTROVERSIAL THIS SEASON OF MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT HAS BEEN.
And now, despite the fact that most of us keep tuning in to see what happens next, some people are completely fed up and are calling for the show to be taken off the air altogether.
The show has received an onslaught of complaints after airing a sexually suggestive scene involving Jessika and Dan on Monday.
However, Daily Mail Australia has revealed that the infamous scene was tame in comparison to another scene they shot for that episode.
The publication report that a couples massage scene was filmed and edited to air on Tuesday night, but was ‘banned’ at the last minute after producers deemed it “too racy”.
It is believed that the footage involved Jessika massaging Dan in their apartment, and quickly escalated to something more racy.
“Nobody expected things to go as far as they did,” the source said.
“There were three very awkward cameramen in that room, and it started to feel like they were filming a sex tape rather than a reality show.
“Fortunately, the cameras stopped rolling before anything happened.”
The news comes after a petition was created to cancel the reality program following the revelation that the pair would be allowed to stay in the experiment as a new couple.
The petition created by Natasha Rae on change.org, which currently has over 21,000 signatures, said that they wanted the Channel 9 show to be banned and taken off the air due to the “wrong and immoral” storylines that it’s showcasing.
“Tonight’s [Sunday night] episode of Jess and Dan “hooking up” and the therapists allowing them to continue in the experiment is outrageous,” the petition says.
“This has highlighted and given the message that adultery, cheating, lying and partner swapping is ok and you’ll be rewarded if you partake in it.
“It’s wrong and immoral and should be banned from ever being broadcasted again. Shame on you Channel 9,” the petition concluded.
The show’s Executive Producer John Walsh has also come forward to express his regret at how much some of the storylines have blown up.
Walsh told News.com.au that he felt this season has been far too controversial and that he hopes to have “less cheating and drama” in the show’s seventh season next year.
“I wouldn’t like people to see a repeat of what they saw this year,” Mr Walsh said.
“IT WOULD JUST BE ABSOLUTE CHAOS IF IT WAS ALL CHEATING AND ALL DRAMA. WHILE IT’S FUN TO WATCH AND IT’S GREAT TO PROMO, I DON’T THINK PEOPLE WILL WATCH IF THAT’S ALL IT IS.”
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY AT 7PM ON CHANNEL NINE.