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“There’s six of them!”: Melinda Willis spills the tea about this year’s MAFS villains

"I’ve got my popcorn ready!”

Married At First Sight alum Melinda Wills has teased that a huge chunk of the MAFS 2024 cast is going to be villains.

During an appearance on Hit Network’s The Pulse with Seany B & Emma G, the season nine bride said that she’s certain that MAFS 2024 will be juicy.

“I know that this season is going to take it to the next level,” she said. “I’m so excited, I’ve got my popcorn ready!”

“I have heard on the grapevine that this year there’s not one or two villains, there’s six of them!”

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Don’t expect too much gossip to be leaked by the participants

In previous years, MAFS brides and grooms have been rather loose-lipped with the media and divulged secrets that weren’t shown on TV.

However, Melinda believes that production won’t allow that to happen this year.

“I’ve heard they really tightened the ship this time,” she said. “I’m not sure if this is correct but people from The Bachelor say that they get paid. They get paid like $5,000 to not leak anything and they get paid that at the end of the airtime.”

“I wouldn’t be surprised if MAFS put something like that in and if not, I think they should.”

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Melinda on the iron clad MAFS contracts

During the interview, Melinda (rather ironically) spoke about the contracts that the MAFS participants have to sign before they start filming.

“You’ll get an email and it will threaten obviously, ‘our legal proceedings,’ and like the contracts are very very strict. There’s no way around them.”

“I think one of the first paragraphs was something about like they own us, they own everything now. Our voice, our name our face, everything.”

Melinda opened up and where she and Leighton stand

Melinda and Leighton Mills were matched on MAFS 2023, and were one of only two couples to stay together at the end.

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While the couple dated for a while after the show, they called it quits late last year.

“We split up in October, I think we were together just over 12 months because the show is pre-filmed,” she said.

“We do not sadly keep in contact at the present.”

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

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