Channel Nine are rumoured to be launching an explosive Married At First Sight all-stars season in 2021.
With fan-favourites, including Jessika Power, Nasser Sultan, Dean Wells set to join the cast, other stars appear to be livid to have missed out.
A number of unlucky-in-love contestants from the controversial franchise have now voiced their opinions loud and clear.
Not happy: Ex Married At First Sight stars have slammed news of the All-Stars special as a number of them refuse to be part of the surprise series. Pictured: Jessika Power
After The Wash shared news of the rumoured new lineup, a series of MAFS star began venting their frustration under the publication’s Instagram post.
Sean Donnelly, who was paired with Jo McPharlin in season five, certainly made his feelings known online about the series.
‘Ratings, ratings, ratings it’s just how sh*t at Channel Nine and Endemol Shine is,’ Sean wrote, before adding an expletive.
The sentiment was echoed by Scarlett Cooper from season four, who had an ill-fated romance with male stripper Michael Tomic, writing: ‘yep.’
Ratings, ratings, ratings: Sean Donnelly, who was paired with Jo McPharlin (both pictured), certainly made his feelings known online about the series
Melissa Lucarelli, who was paired with Perth-based Dino Hira on the series, also took aim at the concept for the show.
‘Whatttttt! Saw this and thought it may be for people they purposely mismatched, to this time finding them a genuine match. Oh well the search for [eggplant emoji] continues.’
Clare Verrall, who has been outspoken on the dangers of reality television, simply wrote: ‘Nope.’
Not happy: Sean and former Married At First Sight star Scarlett Cooper both took aim at the production, with them clearly unhappy with it
Earlier this week, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Jessika Power, Nasser Sultan, Dean Wells and Cyrell Paule were all tipped to return to screens for the two-part special.
‘It’s the worst kept secret. Nothing is kept sacred anymore,’ a production insider revealed when approached for comment last week.
According to the source, the special will feature both lasting couples and fan-favourites from each of the seasons.
Not real love? ‘Whatttttt! Saw this and thought it may be for people they purposely mismatched, to this time finding them a genuine match. Oh well the search for [eggplant emoji] continues,’ Melissa Lucarelli, who was paired with Perth-based Dino Hira (both pictured) on the series, wrote about the series
Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant, from season six, and Erin Bateman and Bryce Mohr, from season two, will also appear on the show.
It’s unclear if surviving 2019 couple Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli will also appear.
The show is also likely to feature appearances by Sam Ball, Ines Basic and Cheryl Maitland.
The show’s resident experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling are believed to also be involved in the project.
He’s back! Nasser Sultan is one of the confirmed names for who is going back on the TV special
It’s unlikely neuropsychotherapist Trisha Stratford will be back for the show, having recently relocated to New Zealand.
The special will be produced by the show’s long-running executive producer, Tara McWilliams.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Endemol Shine and Channel Nine for comment.
Fan favourite: According to a source, the special will feature both lasting couples and fan-favourites from each of the seasons. Pictured: Ines Basic
The exciting new spin-off comes just days after Channel Nine offered viewers a sneak peek at the upcoming series.
Speaking at Channel Nine’s Upfronts last month, a Nine executive said the ‘Zoom casting process’ had uncovered the most genuine participants yet.
They added that the 2021 series was ‘about finding love, not fame’.
Married At First Sight will premiere on Channel Nine in the New Year.
Busy busy: It is understood the special will be produced by Tara McWilliams [pictured], the show’s long-running executive producer