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“Railroaded, set up and backstabbed”: A popular MAFS 2023 contestant defends his mate Collins

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Collins Christian has shocked viewers on MAFS 2024 with his treatment of Natalie, as well as his bizarre reactions to, well, everything.

While he’s certainly not a fan favourite, he does have one popular MAFS alum on his side. Jesse Burford, who starred in season 9 of the show, took to social media to defend the executive assistant.

Yahoo Lifestyle Australia reported that Jesse commented on an Instagram post announcing the new group of participants in January, and said that he was mates with Collins.

Jesse made it clear that the new groom and his partner didn’t make it to the end… which is hardly surprising.

He revealed that Collins allegedly told him he was  “railroaded, set up and backstabbed” and was “horrified and saddened with his time on the show” 

Jesse added that he hopes his friend’s edit “isn’t too rough”, and described him as “one of the nicest, kindest, friendliest blokes I’ve met”.

Nine. MAFS.

Another couple has threatened to “ruin the whole show” 

And, the pre-show drama didn’t end there, either. Apparently, another MAFS 2024 couple are so enamoured with one another that they’re struggling to keep their new relationship under wraps.

The same publication reported that the couple hard launched their relationship on the Gold Coast last month. The move apparently caused Nine to roll out new measures in an attempt to silence the couple.

“They must know they are breaking their signed agreement with the Nine Network,” a source said. “No one’s more happy for contestants to actually find love but they are going to need to be more secretive for now and keep their time on the show hidden from the public.

“These 2024 contestants have all completed filming for the eleventh series and while some may have walked away with a loving relationship, others have been left to lick their wounds. Either way, they have signed contracts forbidding them from ruining storylines.”

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MAFS. Nine.

Married at First Sight 2024 premieres at 7:30pm on January 29th on Channel Nine and 9Now.

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