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Married At First Sight’s Sam Carraro reignites his feud with Bryce Ruthven

Their on-screen rivalry sparked plenty of controversy during Married At First Sight this year. 

And Sam Carraro has opened old wounds by taking a public swipe at his TV rival Bryce Ruthven over the weekend. 

On Saturday, Bryce controversially revealed he’s exploring legal actions against MAFS’ production company Endemol Shine for supposedly ‘destroying his career as a radio personality’. 

Pictured: Bryce Ruthven

Shots fired! Married At First Sight’s Sam Carraro (left) has reignited his feud with former co-star Bryce Ruthven (right) by mocking Bryce’s claims that the show ‘ruined his career’ 

A day later, Sam took to Instagram Stories to re-posted a screen shot Bryce’s interview with the Herald Sun, which was titled: ‘MAFS’ star’s fury: it ruined my radio career’. 

‘Pretty sure I ended it’, Sam snidely captioned the post. 

‘Gonzo, ya d**khead… you gonna sue me too?’ the fashion designer added, referring to his famous on-screen jibe comparing Bryce to the muppet character Gonzo. 

'Pretty sure I ended it': Sam took to Instagram Stories to re-posted a screen shot Bryce's interview with the Herald Sun, which was titled: 'MAFS' star's fury: it ruined my radio career'

‘Pretty sure I ended it’: Sam took to Instagram Stories to re-posted a screen shot Bryce’s interview with the Herald Sun, which was titled: ‘MAFS’ star’s fury: it ruined my radio career’

Sam and Bryce clashed several times during Married At First Sight this year, with one explosive fight leading to Bryce throwing a glass of water at Sam over the dinner table. 

Most arguments centred around the way Bryce treated his TV ‘wife’ Melissa Rawson – who Sam claimed he’d seen ‘crying’ on the balcony of their apartment during filming. 

It comes after Bryce claimed that his portrayal on the reality show has destroyed his career as a radio personality. 

Rivals: Bryce (pictured) and Sam clashed several times during Married At First Sight this year, with one explosive fight leading to Bryce throwing a glass of water at Sam over the dinner table

Controversy: Most arguments centred around the way Bryce treated his TV 'wife' Melissa Rawson - who Sam claimed he'd seen 'crying' on the balcony of their apartment during filming

Rivals: Bryce (left) and Sam (right) clashed several times during Married At First Sight this year, with one explosive fight leading to Bryce throwing a glass of water at Sam over the dinner table 

Speaking to the Herald Sun on Saturday, Bryce said that he’s glad that MAFS is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and that he’s even considering exploring legal options against Endemol Shine.

‘For me it has basically ruined my career in radio,’ the expectant father said.

‘It basically damaged my potential earnings. If it takes much longer to find a job it (exploring his legal options) would be something you have to seriously consider especially with twins on the way.’

Damage: It comes after Bryce claimed that his portrayal on the reality show had 'destroyed his career as a radio personality'

Damage: It comes after Bryce claimed that his portrayal on the reality show had ‘destroyed his career as a radio personality’

He also said that legal firms have reached out to him and partner Melissa with the interest of representing them.

Bryce exited his gig as an announcer on Hit 104.7 afternoon show in Canberra back in February once Married At First Sight started airing. 

Southern Cross Austereo – who own Hit 104.7 – confirmed to Radio Today that he’d resigned from the show, but no reason was given for his departure. 

'For me it has basically ruined my career in radio': Bryce also said that legal firms have reached out to him and partner Melissa with the interest of representing them

‘For me it has basically ruined my career in radio’: Bryce also said that legal firms have reached out to him and partner Melissa with the interest of representing them

Bryce recently slammed producers of the show for their ‘manipulated’ portrayal of him on the series.

He also gloated about his happy ending with fiancée Melissa Rawson, who is currently pregnant with twins.

‘Reality TV: Manipulated storyline,’ he wrote, then added: ‘Reality: Engaged + pregnant.’

Hitting back: Bryce recently slammed producers of the show for their 'manipulated' portrayal of him on the series

Hitting back: Bryce recently slammed producers of the show for their ‘manipulated’ portrayal of him on the series

He then tagged the show’s producers, including executive producer Tara McWilliams, and wrote: ‘Apologies the narrative didn’t work out the way you wanted.’

Meanwhile, Married At First Sight is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after receiving a high volume of complaints levelled against Bryce.

According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the media watchdog received 67 complaints from viewers amid claims of mental abuse, gaslighting and domestic conflict during this year’s season. 

Under investigation: Married At First Sight is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after receiving a high volume of complaints

Under investigation: Married At First Sight is being investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after receiving a high volume of complaints

‘The ACMA has commenced an investigation into episodes of the 2021 season of Married At First Sight,’ an ACMA spokesperson told the publication. 

‘A significant proportion of the complaints alleged the program included personally abusive interchanges between participants through gaslighting, social, verbal and mental abuse, and that the program perpetuated and promoted the theme of domestic and emotional conflict.’

Channel Nine – the network behind MAFS – sent out an apology letter back in April after a Change.org petition garnered over 15,000 signatures.

Problematic: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the media watchdog received 67 complaints from viewers amid claims of mental abuse, gaslighting and domestic conflict during this year's season

Problematic: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, the media watchdog received 67 complaints from viewers amid claims of mental abuse, gaslighting and domestic conflict during this year’s season

The petition claimed that Endemol Shine, the production company behind MAFS had failed in their duty of care to the show’s participants, with viewers describing some scenes as ‘distressing’. 

‘Nine takes seriously the concerns raised by its viewers and makes every effort to ensure that the material it presents is consistent with community standards and complies with Nine’s regulatory obligations,’ the network said in a letter. 

The majority of the complaints were levelled against Bryce, who was paired with Melissa, with the couple now engaged and expecting twins.    

'The ACMA has commenced an investigation into episodes of the 2021 season of Married At First Sight,' an ACMA spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph

‘The ACMA has commenced an investigation into episodes of the 2021 season of Married At First Sight,’ an ACMA spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph

Throughout the show, Bryce repeatedly told Melissa, both 32, that she wasn’t his type because she didn’t have blue eyes. 

He also voted her the ‘fourth hottest’ out of this year’s brides, flirted with co-star Beck Zemek at the gym and later lied about their conversation.

In addition to getting into a series of altercations with the show’s other participants, Bryce was accused of emotional manipulation and gaslighting. 

At the centre: The majority of the complaints were levelled against Bryce, who was paired with Melissa, with the couple now engaged and expecting twins

At the centre: The majority of the complaints were levelled against Bryce, who was paired with Melissa, with the couple now engaged and expecting twins


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