Former reality TV star Lauren Huntriss has claimed she had at times felt uncomfortable on the set of Married At First Sight.
The makeup artist, 31, revealed she felt uneasy on set after producers of the show asked to document her morning routine.
Lauren, who was paired with ex virgin Matthew Bennett on the show, shared her feelings just days after another MAFS star issued an exposé of the show.
Lauren Huntriss claims she felt uncomfortable on Married At First Sight after her morning routine was documented… days after Clare Verall issued an exposé of the show. Pictured: Lauren on MAFS
Clare Verrall, 35, is set to sit down with Channel Seven’s Sunday Night on the 19th of May for a blistering exposé of Nine’s controversial dating series.
In a preview for the episode, Clare criticised the MAFS producers and said that she believes ‘someone could die’ if things don’t change soon.
‘I just wanted a love story and I thought that this was the way that it was going to happen,’ she explained.
Claims: The makeup artist, 31, revealed she felt uneasy on set after producers of the show asked to document her morning routine. Pictured with TV ‘husband’ Matthew Bennett
‘I didn’t sign up to have my life completely ripped to shreds.’
Despite being promised that MAFS’ relationship experts would find her a perfect match, Clare claimed she never even met the psychologists until filming began.
‘That never happened! And I never met the psychologists until we were filming and I was already matched,’ she said.
Speaking out: It comes after former Married At First Sight star Clare Verrall (pictured) will speak out against the controversial reality show in an upcoming Sunday Night exposé
‘That someone was nearly me’: In a preview for Sunday Night, Clare predicted that ‘someone will die’ as a result of appearing on Married At First Sight
Tracey Jewel: ‘I overdosed on pills’
In a moment of desperation, season five MAFS star Tracey Jewel overdosed on medication in a Berlin hotel room in late July 2018.
The mother-of-one had been relentlessly trolled as a result of her appearance on the show.
After returning to Perth, she checked herself into a mental health facility.
Tracey Jewel overdosed in late July 2018
She then issued a chilling warning about the possible future of the reality series, saying: ‘Someone will die… That someone was very nearly me.’
A voice over also said in the trailer that MAFS producers are ‘destroying the lives they claim to help’, before promising to ‘expose their dirty tricks’ in the episode.
Clare is already receiving support for speaking out, with MAFS season five star Jo McPharlin commenting on Instagram: ‘Very brave to come out publicly, hun.’
Former Bachelor star Steph Dixon also wrote: ‘I think this is the start of a whole new world [of] exposing reality television.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Nine’s publicity department for comment but has yet to receive a response.
Flashback: Clare was paired with Jono Pitman (pictured) on Married At First Sight season two
This is not the first time Clare has publicly criticised MAFS and Channel Nine.
The recruitment officer has often spoken out against the series and the network behind it, describing her experience as ‘traumatic’.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Clare revealed the reason she agreed to be interviewed on Sunday Night.
‘I want to get the message out… As these shows become more and more supersized, the absolute lack of duty of care for the cast all in the name of ratings is horrific,’ she wrote.
‘Viewers should know that as soon as the network has made money from you, then [they] simply kick you to the curb, leaving you to scramble around in the dirt, trying desperately to piece your life back together.’
She concluded: ‘What will it take for Australia to wake up to what we are watching and therefore supporting?’
Whistleblower: This is not the first time Clare has publicly criticised MAFS and Channel Nine. Pictured on December 1, 2018 in Melbourne
In a series of Instagram posts earlier this year, the former reality star, who was paired with tradesman Jono Pitman on season two in 2016, confessed that she ‘tried to take her own life’ due to the pressure of the show.
She claimed that many of the scenes Jono appeared in were edited to portray him in a negative light and that she believed he also struggled afterwards.
‘There is a lot more to my experience, and many others, than any of us would ever share publicly,’ she wrote.
A Channel Nine spokesperson said at the time: ‘There is a dedicated show psychologist and support team available to every participant throughout the entire production, broadcast and beyond. We take our duty of care seriously.’
Blockbuster: Season six of Married At First Sight broke ratings records earlier this year. Pictured: Daniel Webb and Tamara Joy