Leila McKinnon says MAFS producers aren’t ‘smart enough’ to fake storyline or use hired actors

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Awkward moment Leila McKinnon, presenter today, says the producers of Married At First Sight aren’t ‘smart enough’ to fake storylines – leaving Karl Stefanovic scrambling to defend the network’s hottest show

The producers of Married At First Sight have long been accused of creating drama and faking storylines to boost ratings.

But on Tuesday, today’s substitute presenter Leila McKinnon made her co-anchor Karl Stefanovic cringe as she rubbed the Channel Nine dating show’s claims.

While interviewing ‘bride’ Beck Zemek, the 48-year-old said the show was not written because producers are not ‘smart enough’ to make up a storyline or use hired actors.

That is uncomfortable!  Fill in today host Leila McKinnon (right) made her co-anchor Karl Stefanovic (left) cringe on Tuesday while rubbing claims Married at first glance is staged

That is uncomfortable! Fill in today host Leila McKinnon (right) made her co-anchor Karl Stefanovic (left) cringe on Tuesday as she rubbed the claims Married at first glance is staged

“A lot of people tell me it’s all done and Bryce [Ruthven] is a plant and that it is all written and everything is manipulated, ”she said.

But I know they’re not really that smart on the show and they aren’t that organized either. They just watch it unfold. ‘

Leila’s co-presenter Karl was shocked and used a pillow to cover his face while giggling.

Leila started her career as a journalist with Nine in 1995 and is married to former Channel Nine boss David Gyngell.

'They're not really that smart': While interviewing Rebecca Zemek, Leila claimed the show wasn't written because producers aren't 'smart enough' to fake a storyline or use hired actors

'They're not really that smart': While interviewing Rebecca Zemek, Leila claimed the show wasn't written because producers aren't 'smart enough' to fake a storyline or use hired actors

‘They’re not really that smart’: While interviewing Rebecca Zemek, Leila claimed the show wasn’t written because producers aren’t ‘smart enough’ to fake a storyline or use hired actors

It comes after an insider from New Idea magazine claimed that the experts are “ essentially producer dolls ” and should act out scenes, wear earplugs every now and then, and do as they’re told. ‘

Last month, Rebecca Zemek also claimed that most viewers think Channel Nine’s Married At First Sight is a ‘documentary rather than an actual show’.

The Perth manager told Today Extra that fans don’t believe MAFS is ‘real’ as she pondered her role on the show.

That is unexpected!  Leila's co-presenter Karl was shocked and used a pillow to cover his face while giggling

That is unexpected!  Leila's co-presenter Karl was shocked and used a pillow to cover his face while giggling

That is unexpected! Leila’s co-presenter Karl was shocked and used a pillow to cover his face while giggling

‘It is difficult to look back. I think there are a lot of people who think this is a documentary rather than a TV show, ‘said the 27-year-old.

Beck went on to say that it is important that participants think about their behavior and ‘grow out’.

“But if you don’t take it with a grain of salt and think about things, it won’t really make you grow.”

She continued, “Looking back, I think you can only think about what happened and move on from there.”

Claims: It comes after an insider from New Idea magazine claimed that the experts are `` essentially producer dolls '' and should act out scenes, wear earplugs every now and then and do as they're told

Claims: It comes after an insider from New Idea magazine claimed that the experts are `` essentially producer dolls '' and should reenact scenes, wear earplugs every now and then, and do as they're told ''

Claims: It comes after an insider from New Idea magazine claimed that the experts are “ essentially producer dolls ” and should reenact scenes, wear earplugs every now and then, and do as they’re told ”

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