MAFS producers busted buying op shop gowns for show
DESPITE record ratings in their most recent season, Married At First Sight producers have been busted sourcing wedding dresses from a Sydney op shop.
Casting for the next season of the car crash reality show is currently underway after the scandalous sixth season finished airing late March.
However shooting for the pre-season promotional videos may have already commenced, hence production company Endemol Shine need to nab some bargain bridal gear.
An employee at a Kings Cross second hand shop told a Daily Telegraph journalist that staff had been in last week buying dresses and saying they were for the show.
Traditionally brides on the show have been filmed shopping for their dresses, so it is unlikely that the op shop dresses will be used for the weddings.
But in the lead up to the show some contestants will do photo shoots and publicity in a dress that may not be the one they get married in.
There may also be promotional filming for television ads and posters in the lead up to the show airing.
Season six of the show scored record ratings for Channel 9 this year however it was as controversial as it was successful.
There were fears for contestant's mental health after a series of cheating scandals forced couples to stay on the show against their will.
There was also accusations of emotional abuse from both male and female contestants.
Despite this, the show is charging through and will begin filming later this year.
Channel 9 did not respond to requests for comment.