Married At First Sight: Bride claims she lost her job after complaining about Nine

An outspoken former Married At First Sight bride alleges she lost out on a plum breakfast radio job after Channel Nine pressured the station to withdraw its offer.

Poppy Jennings, who appeared on season seven of MAFS last year, claims she was offered a six-figure position ‘to be part of a presenting trio on Illawarra’s No. 1 radio station’ but the deal was nixed when Nine stepped in.

The mother of two, 39, believes Nine asked the station, which is owned by WIN Corporation, to rescind the offer in response to her criticising the show publicly. 

Claims: Former Married At First Sight bride Poppy Jennings alleges she lost out on a plum breakfast radio job after Channel Nine pressured the station to withdraw its offer

Claims: Former Married At First Sight bride Poppy Jennings alleges she lost out on a plum breakfast radio job after Channel Nine pressured the station to withdraw its offer

Ms Jennings said the radio job was a ‘small consolation’ after her bad experience on MAFS, which she claims left her ‘damaged’ and seeking the help of a hypnotherapist.

‘I was offered a breakfast radio gig to be part of a presenting trio on Illawarra’s No. 1 radio station but the offer didn’t happen after I spoke out 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 again.’

A WIN Corporation spokesperson told the newspaper it didn’t have an affiliation deal with Nine at the time, adding that ‘no official job offer was made’ to Ms Jennings. 

Allegations: Ms Jennings, who appeared on season seven of MAFS last year, claims she was offered a six-figure position 'to be part of a presenting trio on Illawarra's No. 1 radio station' but the deal was nixed when Nine stepped in. Pictured with her 'husband' Luke Eglin

Allegations: Ms Jennings, who appeared on season seven of MAFS last year, claims she was offered a six-figure position ‘to be part of a presenting trio on Illawarra’s No. 1 radio station’ but the deal was nixed when Nine stepped in. Pictured with her ‘husband’ Luke Eglin

Ms Jennings, who was portrayed as sulky and ungrateful during her season, also said she was facing online abuse from around the world because MAFS is syndicated in multiple territories, including America, the UK and the Netherlands.

The Wollongong-based photographer had publicly criticised Nine and production company Endemol Shine while her season was airing last year.

She claimed she’d been unfairly edited and that the real reason for her unhappiness on screen was not revealed because it was ‘too controversial’.

Ms Jennings also made a series of accusations about her ‘husband’ Luke Eglin which cannot be published for legal reasons. 

Her side of the story: The mother of two, 39, believes Nine asked the station, which is owned by WIN Corporation, to rescind the offer in response to her criticising the show publicly

Her side of the story: The mother of two, 39, believes Nine asked the station, which is owned by WIN Corporation, to rescind the offer in response to her criticising the show publicly

A Nine spokesperson told the Telegraph: ‘All the participants [on Married At First Sight] have access to the show psychologist during filming, broadcast and once the program has ended.

‘Nine also provides an additional service for participants should they like or need further individual and confidential psychological support. This confidential service is available to all participants for as long as they need it; it does not end.’ 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nine for further comment. 

Bad time: Ms Jennings said the radio job was a 'small consolation' after her bad experience on MAFS, which she claims left her 'damaged' and seeking the help of a hypnotherapist

Bad time: Ms Jennings said the radio job was a ‘small consolation’ after her bad experience on MAFS, which she claims left her ‘damaged’ and seeking the help of a hypnotherapist 

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