The official MAFS cast photos have been released and fans have had a chance to feast their eyes on the brides and grooms who’ll be creating havoc this year.
The photos don’t give away too much, they’re simply promo, high-quality shots of the participants (mostly) smiling at the camera while wearing their wedding attire. However, one snap is noticeably different from the rest.
Groom Simon Flocco’s photo is considerably lower quality than the others, and it seems as though it’s been cropped with a photo-shop-like tool.
This detail suggests that Simon left the experiment before the cast was due to take their promotional photos, and fans agreed.
“Last minute photoshop addition to the show ,” one wrote on the MAFS Facebook page, another commented: “Did they photoshop his mugshot onto a groom?”
Simon opened up about why he left MAFS early
Simon confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that he made the decision to leave. However, he cryptically added that he will return to MAFS later in the season.
“MAFS wasn’t what I thought I wanted at this point in my life, that’s all,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
He added, “I just felt bad for whoever they set me up with. I did initially leave, but they managed to coax me back… I gotta look out for myself.”
A source confirmed when Simon left MAFS
A source told Yahoo Lifestyle Australia that Simon decided to leave towards the beginning of the experiment.
“Shortly after filming his backstory and the grooms’ bucks party, he changed his mind about doing the show and quit,” they said.
“The picture of Simon is one he submitted to producers himself during pre-production to show them his suit.”
Married at First Sight 2024 premieres at 7:30pm on January 29th on Channel Nine and 9Now.