When it comes to reality television, it’s common knowledge that everything that you see on the screen is played up for the most about of drama possible. However, one participant reveals that it’s almost more torturous than you could imagine.
Craig Roach became a headline for the show Married at First Sight as he was part of the shows first gay couple. Craig told friends that he was genuinely hoping to find someone on the show but what he got was orchestrated chaos with the goal to be on camera drama.
Posting to Facebook, Craig claimed that the producers purposefully set him up with someone that was the total opposite of what he said he was looking for in a partner and that they forced him to film over many days with little to no sleep. Craig wrote “It is anything but REALITY,” continuing, “Nothing you see is what was the actual events.”
Claiming that his decision to do the show was “a stupid mistake,” he shared, “Fortunately for me I knew within 24 hours that this guy wasn’t good for me at all and got the f*** out of there.
“We were required by the producers to shot some footage of us getting to know each other as they didn’t have any.
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“So I agreed to 2 scenes of us spending time together that was all scripted.
“What you saw on TV was nothing what really happen TRUST ME!” Producers even tried to force conflict as they invited ex-partners to the wedding.
When Craig saw the episode air, he was even more upset writing, “I hope people see beyond the way I’ve been portrayed and not the way it’s been edited,”. Craig even states that producers “put words into my mouth that I didn’t even say.”
Have shows like Married at First Sight finally scrapped the bottom of the barrel or is this the way to get good TV?