A slew of Married At First Sight stars have reportedly been approached to star in the new spin-off, MAFS: Honeymoon Island.
This year’s ‘villain’ Sam Ball as well as last year’s Carly Bowyer, Tracey Jewel and Ryan Gallagher have all allegedly being contacted by producers to appear on the show.
Bosses are said to be keen to ‘shake up’ the franchise and believe the spin-off will be a ‘ratings hit’ due to the success of the American version.
Rumour has it! MAFS’ Carly Bowyer (pictured), Tracey Jewel and Sam Ball have reportedly been approached to star in the spin-off series Honeymoon Island
‘It’s done so well overseas, they’re convinced it will be a ratings hit. It’s time the franchise had a shake-up,’ a source told
Carly failed to discuss the spin-off series rumours directly, but admitted she is ready to ‘find someone again’.
‘I didn’t want MAFS to change my life – I just wanted it to help me find someone to add to it. Now I feel like I’m back at that point again,’ she told the publication.
Claims: Bosses are said to be keen to ‘shake up’ the franchise and believe the spin-off will be a ‘ratings hit’ due to the success of the American version. Pictured, Ryan Gallagher
Tracey denied being approached by producers, but told Daily Mail Australia she thinks Ryan might go for it.
‘I’ve heard about it on the grapevine and wouldn’t surprise me seeing Ryan on there but I won’t be participating,’ she said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted a MAFS spokesman and Carly for comment. It comes after Ryan confirmed rumours that a spin-off is in the works.
New cast members? This year’s ‘villain’ Sam Ball (L) and last year’s Tracey Jewel (R) have reportedly been contacted by bosses to star in the show
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‘Yeah, I got sent a thing last night,’ the 30-year-old said, before clarifying: ‘I haven’t been actually formally asked.’
However, the aspiring comedian added that he didn’t expect the spin-off to go ahead because the Married At First Sight cast aren’t good looking enough.
Spin-off? Earlier this week, Daily Mail Australia reported Channel Nine is cashing in on the incredible ratings success of Married At First Sight with MAFS: Honeymoon Island
‘I think it’s a load of crap to be honest with you,’ he said. ‘I don’t think it’s going to happen. No one wants to see us with our shirts off. We’re not Love Island people.’
Earlier this week, Daily Mail Australia reported that Channel Nine plans to cash in on the ratings success of Married At First Sight with a spin-off show called Honeymoon Island.
Former MAFS participants will have a second chance at love on the upcoming series, which will be set on a tropical island.
According to sources with knowledge of the project, ‘early discussions have started’ and fame-starved former stars are ‘eager to get the call-up’.
The spin-off is expected to follow the format of the U.S. version.
The American version of MAFS: Honeymoon Island premiered last year, and followed ‘fan favourites and some new faces’ as they searched for love in Saint Lucia.
Will they return? Former MAFS participants will have a second chance at love on the upcoming series, which will be set on a tropical island. (Pictured: Troy Delmege and Ashley Irvin)
At the end of their stay, the Honeymoon Island couples were made to decide whether they wanted to get married or leave the island alone.
The idea is similar to that of Bachelor in Paradise, which brings together former stars of the Bachelor franchise in a tropical resort in Fiji.
Although the project has yet to be confirmed by Channel Nine, contestants from all six seasons of Married At First Sight are reportedly ‘getting excited’.
‘Everyone’s messaging everyone to try and see if they’ve heard anything or know anyone that’s been formally approached by Nine,’ a source told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Other people have even joked about hiding their current relationships if it means they’ll get back on television.’
Bikini babes: Although the project has yet to be confirmed by Nine, stars from all six seasons of MAFS are reportedly ‘getting excited’. (Pictured: Martha Kalifatidis and Ines Basic)