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Bryce Ruthven: Married At First Sight contestant & radio personality

By Jordan Michaelides
Bryce Ruthven

Bryce Ruthven is a prior contestant on Channel 9’s Married At First Sight, Radio Presenter and Sport Commentator.

Bryce reveals what actually went on behind the scenes of MAFS, how he and Melissa were cast as the “train wreck” couple for the season, how he wasn’t allowed to leave the show, what the future looks like, and his career as a presenter and commentator.

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SHOW NOTES:

00:05 – Welcome to Uncommon
00:23 – Guest introduction
00:32 – Living on the peninsula
03:15 – Bryce’s childhood
08:44 – Bryce’s parents’ professions
10:44 – Lessons from his parents
12:06 – Why radio?
17:56 – Soccer talk
20:48 – Bryce’s principles for broadcasting
25:16 – COVID radio talent mass-firings & the result
32:31 – How Bryce joined MAFS
38:40 – Dealing with his mental health struggles
42:22 – Reality TV is not reality: story over truth
49:47 – Bryce’s beef with Sam
53:05 – MAFS producers kept contestants from talking
54:55 – MAFS production: malicious matching 
01:00:20 – Bryce’s perception in the media
01:04:50 – What Bryce wants Australia to know
01:12:42 – Did Bryce have any control of his narrative?
01:13:42 – Are The Experts actually experts? 
01:17:25 – Contestants suing production companies
01:20:47 – MAFS lessons: controlling his own brand
01:22:34 – What he’d say to his critics
01:29:11 – Bryce & Melissa’s future plans
01:34:08 – Morning & evening routine 
01:34:35 – Best purchase under $200
01:35:08 – Go-to fridge staple

Credits:

Produced by Neuralle 

Host – Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer – Lauren Lopatko

Associate Producer – Jacob Smith

Audio Engineering – Jason Barkhouse

Videography – Ricards Lacis