Married at first glance bride claims she lost six-digit radio job after speaking out against Nine – but network insists no offer was made
An outspoken former Married At First Sight bride claims she lost a plum breakfast radio job after Channel Nine pressured the station to withdraw its offer.
Poppy Jennings, who appeared on MAFS season seven last year, claims she was offered a six-figure position “ to be part of a presenting trio on Illawarra’s # 1 radio station, ” but the deal was dropped when Nine intervened.
The mother of two, 39, believes Nine has asked WIN Corporation-owned station to withdraw the offer in response to her public criticism of the show.
Claims: Former Married At First Sight bride Poppy Jennings claims she lost a plum breakfast radio after Channel Nine pressured the station to withdraw its offer
Ms. Jennings said the radio job was a “little comfort” after her bad experience on MAFS, which she claims left her “damaged” and sought the help of a hypnotherapist.
“I was offered a breakfast radio performance to be part of a presentation trio on Illawarra’s # 1 radio station, but the offer didn’t materialize after talking about Nine.”
She also told The Daily Telegraph, ‘I’m still not the same person I was before the show. I’ve lost my confidence. I don’t want a man every time. ‘
A WIN Corporation spokesperson told the paper that it had no deal with Nine at the time, adding that “no official job has been offered” to Ms. Jennings.
Allegations: Ms. Jennings, who appeared on MAFS season seven last year, claims she was offered a six-figure position ‘to be part of a presenting trio on Illawarra’s # 1 radio station,’ but the deal was dropped when Nine intervened came. Pictured with her ‘husband’ Luke Eglin
Ms. Jennings, who was portrayed as cranky and ungrateful during her season, also said she faced online abuse from around the world as MAFS has been syndicated in multiple territories including America, UK and Netherlands.
The Wollongong-based photographer had publicly criticized Nine and production company Endemol Shine while her season aired last year.
She claimed she was unfairly edited and the real reason for her on-screen accident was not revealed as it was ‘too controversial’.
Ms. Jennings has also made a series of allegations about her ‘husband’ Luke Eglin that cannot be published for legal reasons.
Her side of the story: the mother of two, 39, believes Nine has asked the station, which is owned by WIN Corporation, to withdraw the offer in response to her public criticism of the show
A spokesman for Nine told The Telegraph, “All participants [on Married At First Sight] have access to the show psychologist during filming, broadcasting and after the show.
Nine also offers an additional service for participants if they want or need further individual and confidential psychological support. This confidential service is available to all participants for as long as they need it; it doesn’t stop. ‘
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nine for further comment.
Bad Time: Ms. Jennings said the radio job was a ‘little comfort’ after her bad experience on MAFS, which she claims left her ‘damaged’ and sought the help of a hypnotherapist