An awkward TV interview and a NSFW rumour: All the MAFS 2024 gossip in one place.

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“When [the crude jokes] are sandwiched between the more heartfelt moments, it doesn’t feel so jaw-dropping. I didn’t wish to have offended people. I’d hope to have entertained.” Hard fail, my man! 

A record number of runaway brides and grooms.

It started with Simon Flocco, an Adelaide-based restaurant manager, who decided to pull out of the show just days before his wedding, which has been teased in promos ahead of the January 31st episode.

“In all of our years of this experiment, this is unprecedented,” John Aiken says in a clip for the show, followed by a bride whispering to another contestant: “Did you hear one of the grooms… is gone.”

Simon Flocco was a participant on MAFS 2024, attending the bucks night, before departing the show. Image: Instagram @_floccoo.

Compared to other contestants, Simon appears extremely serious in the promotional imagery for the show. That’s because the photo used was apparently one he’d previously sent in. 

“The picture of Simon is one he submitted to producers himself during pre-production to show them his suit,” the source told Yahoo Lifestyle Australia.

“Shortly after filming his backstory and the groom’s bucks party, he changed his mind about doing the show and quit.”

He told the Daily Mail: “MAFS wasn’t what I thought I wanted at this point in my life, that’s all.”

Image: Channel Nine.

Sources told the publication that Simon’s exit had production “running around like headless chickens trying to salvage the situation”, but they ended up casting a replacement.

Now it looks like several participants abruptly quit the show throughout the season – and while we don’t know exactly who just yet, reports say at least one of the brides is among them.

“She was having none of it, and I think she was regretting ever signing up for the show,” an insider told Daily Mail Australia.

As such, MAFS producers’ plans have been “derailed” multiple times.

According to reports, things ended up working out, but only because casting producers could find last-minute replacements. 

It seems like these replacements will be brought in as intruders, but much earlier than in past seasons.