With Married At First Sight done and dusted, another social experiment is fast approaching on the horizon: Channel Seven’s The Super Switch.
The reality show, which is described as a ‘super-sized version’ of Seven Year Switch, follows six dysfunctional couples as they try to get their relationships back on track by ‘swapping’ partners.
But the program’s resident psychologist Jacqui Manning says that, unlike MAFS, affairs will be actively encouraged as part of the process.
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‘I guess [cheating] is always a risk, isn’t it? But if someone was to go down that path, I think that danger would’ve always been there,’ Jacqui told
‘I think many of the couples discussed their feelings about it and what their boundaries were… what is cheating to any one person.’
Jacqui added that all the couples in the experiment define infidelity differently, with some even considering kissing or flirty texts to be cheating.
Controversial: Despite a couple being touted to be involved in an ‘inappropriate touching’ incident in bed, the show’s relationships psychologist Jacqui Manning (pictured) believes the mandatory bed swapping should not deter unhappy couples
‘Everyone has got their own deal breakers in a relationship and I think if your partner was going to challenge those, they would do that inside or outside the experiment,’ she added.
Trailers for The Super Switch have already teased that the show will be rocked by an cheating scandal involving one of the experimental couples.
With the show promising betrayal, punch-ups and breakdowns, comparisons to Married At First Sight are inevitable.
‘Controversial’: Channel Seven is already billing The Super Switch as ‘Australia’s most controversial experiment’, with the couples living together in a mansion and attending dramatic MAFS-style dinner parties
Scandal: Promos for the show have already teased that the show will be rocked by an X-rated cheating scandal between a switched couple
But while Jacqui acknowledges that there may be some similarities between the two shows, she promises that The Super Switch is sufficiently unique.
Meanwhile, Channel Seven is billing the show as ‘Australia’s most controversial experiment’, which makes it sound like MAFS on steroids.
The Super Switch premieres at 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 11 on Channel Seven
X-rated! In another scene, a male cast member removes his towel as he enters a bedroom – revealing his bare buttocks before the camera cuts away
What’s going on here? Two couples strip down in another scene from the trailer
Drama: A contestant is seen crying in one of the many promos currently circulating for ‘Australia’s most controversial experiment’