Married At First Sight contestant claims they ‘can’t pay their rent’ as they reveal exactly how much stars really earn on the show
A Married At First Sight contestant has dished the dirt on how much they earn while filming the Channel Nine reality show.
The cast member told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, they were paid $150 a day and given a $125 food allowance.
‘I am broke after having appeared on the show. I couldn’t even make my rent payments with what we were being paid,’ the contestant said.
‘We would film late so I would be ordering takeaway most nights. I spent a bomb on outfits, hair and make-up, and to top it off, they didn’t even let us wear what we wanted.’
The contestant also claimed that there was no contribution made towards clothing, hair or makeup.
A Married At First Sight contestant has claimed they can’t pay their rent as they revealed exactly how much stars really earn on the show. Pictured Tori Adams
Nasser Sultan, who appeared on season five in 2018, also previously claimed what he would make each day didn’t even cover his living expenses.
‘You get $150 for the day, that’s it,’ the former music promoter told Now to Love last year.
‘But on top of that, you have to pay expenses – your living expenses with the woman that you marry.’
‘It’s not $150 clear. You still have to pay rent if you’re renting, you’ve got to pay your rego and it’s 12-hour filming days,’ he added.
Nasser, who was ‘married’ to single mum Gabrielle Bartlett, added that none of the participants’ groceries were covered and producers would make them shop at the same expensive grocery store when filming.
‘Gab and I would sometimes spend up to $70 a day on just living, so we didn’t have much left after that,’ he said.
The cast member told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, they were paid $150 a day and given a $125 food allowance. Pictured Jack Dunkley
Mikey Pembroke from the 2020 season also said the participants didn’t earn a dime while filming MAFS, and the only money they received was to ‘live off’ during production.
‘You don’t get paid at all – this is a thing that needs to change,’ he said on the I’ve Got News for You podcast.
‘But the show makes an incredible amount of money. And, say, you were on, you know, a TV show that does really well, the actors get paid more and more because it’s doing so well.’
Nasser Sultan, who appeared on season five in 2018, previously also claimed what he would make each day didn’t even cover his living expenses