Radio hosts Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones have revealed ‘the real Bryce Ruthven’ after emerging this season as the nemesis of Married At First Sight.
Bryce, 30, was a studio producer for WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda for nine months before leaving to host his own afternoon show in Canberra, after which he joined the cast of MAFS.
The radio duo have regularly discussed their former on-air colleague as his behavior on the Nine show becomes increasingly problematic and their segments offer a unique insight into the reality TV villain’s personality.
Just a bad edit? Radio hosts Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones have revealed ‘the real Bryce Ruthven’ after emerging this season as the nemesis of Married At First Sight
In February, when the new season of Married At First Sight aired, the pair spoke about how Bryce had worked for them before “ moving towards bigger and better things ” at HIT 104.7 Canberra.
Jonesy and Amanda even admitted that “ Bryce and I had a bromance ” that Amanda was a little jealous of.
‘I would just sit here with my arms folded while you two were doing sports and stand-up paddle boarding,’ admitted the host of The Living Room.
Understanding: Radio host Amanda Keller, 59, and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones, 53, uncovered ‘the real Bryce’ in their show’s unearthed audio
However, she said that Bryce was ‘level-headed’ and professional when he worked for them, even though he wasn’t keen on the early starts.
But in a subsequent episode, the radio duo called their former child prodigy a “ fool ” when they discussed the infamous scene on MAFS where Bryce told his “ wife ” Melissa Rawson that she wasn’t his usual type.
‘Didn’t I teach you anything? You lie like nobody’s business! Jonesy said.
Past Life: The radio and TV personalities revealed that the Married at First Sight star served as a studio producer for nine months
Bryce later joined his former colleagues on the program for an interview.
While the tone was cordial, Amanda touched on the villainous personality of her former colleague on Married At First Sight.
She said, ‘You’re a nice guy. You’re a good guy. And so when these things happen [on the show] you think, “I wouldn’t have seen this in you.” ‘
Bryce agreed, saying that post-producers on MAFS the worst parts of his relationship with Melissa were “ cherry picking ” to make him look like the bad guy.
The interview ended on a high note, with Jonesy signing off, “That’s our boy Bryce.”
Reunion: Bryce later joined his former bosses on the schedule for an interview
But in March, Jonesy and Amanda began to turn against Bryce for “disrespecting” the other participants, and they acknowledged that he was not a beloved figure in Australia.
“My wife said we should distance ourselves from Bryce,” Jonesy admitted.
The breakfast hosts were outraged at Bryce’s manner of speaking, with Amanda saying he had to work on his diction after using the phrase ‘I’ll tell ya’.
Tidal Turning: In a subsequent episode, the radio duo called their former child prodigy a “ fool ” when discussing the infamous MAFS scene where Bryce told “ bride ” Melissa she wasn’t his usual type
By the end of that month, Amanda had become more critical of her ex-colleague.
When Bryce didn’t say he loved Melissa after disclosing her feelings on MAFS, Amanda stated on the air, “What’s wrong with him?”
‘He’s the meanest [person in the group], ‘she added, then claimed he looked’ narcissistic ‘.
Jonesy tried to defend Bryce, suggesting that he played the villain to become famous so he could start “ some kind of career ” in the media.
But Amanda didn’t buy it and asked, ‘But a career like what? He just looks like he’s hurtful, and what career is that? ‘
Jonesy later called him “my son Bryce,” but Amanda coolly replied that she “dropped him a while ago.”
Just a day later, even Jonesy had to admit, ‘I’m cringing every time I see [Bryce] on the show lately. ‘
Tactics? Jonesy tried to defend the focus of his one-off work ‘bromance’ by saying to his co-host, ‘I think he’s trying to turn this into some kind of career’
Later that day, Bryce and Melissa joined the Jonesy & Amanda show for an interview so they could tell their side of the story.
The WSFM hosts seemed to accept that Bryce was the victim of the show’s selective editing, an opinion supported by Melissa.
Even Amanda warms up to her former producer again, calling him “a nice guy.”
After the interview, the presenters acknowledged that people on reality shows often get a one-sided edit that doesn’t reflect their true personality.
They then recalled a 2005 incident in which Jonesy was accused of bullying Amanda on the air, forcing the couple to undergo professional “ counseling. ”
Married At First Sight continues on Channel Nine on Sunday at 7 p.m.
The circle is full: Jonesy and Amanda eventually seemed to accept that Bryce was the victim of the show’s selective editing, an opinion supported by Melissa