Radio hosts Amanda Keller and Brendan “ Jonesy ” Jones exposed “ the real Bryce Ruthven ” after he became the main villain of Married at first sight this season.
Bryce, 30, was a studio producer for WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda for nine months before leaving to host his own afternoon show in Canberra, after which he joined the cast of MAFS.
The radio duo regularly chat about their former co-worker on the air as his behavior on the show Nine becomes increasingly problematic and their segments provide unique insight into the reality TV villain’s personality.
Just a bad modification? Radio hosts Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones exposed ‘the real Bryce Ruthven’ after he became the main villain of Married at first sight this season
In February, when the new season of Married at First Sight began airing, the couple shared how Bryce worked for them before moving on to “ bigger and better things ” at HIT 104.7 Canberra.
Jonesy even admitted that “Bryce and I had a bromance” that Amanda was a little jealous of.
“ I would just be sitting here with my arms crossed while you chatting about sports and stand-up paddleboarding, ” the show host admitted.
Insight: Bryce was a studio producer for WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda for nine months before leaving to host his own afternoon show in Canberra, after which he joined the cast of MAFS
However, she said Bryce was “ level-headed ” and professional when working for them, even though he wasn’t interested in the early beginnings.
But in a later episode, the radio duo called their former prodigy “ crazy ” when discussing the infamous scene from MAFS in which Bryce told his “ wife ” Melissa Rawson that she was not. not his usual type.
“Haven’t I taught you anything?” You lie like nobody’s business! Jonesy said.
Comment: The radio duo regularly chat about their former co-worker on the air as his behavior on the show Nine becomes increasingly problematic and their segments provide a unique insight into the reality TV villain’s personality. Bryce is pictured here with Usain Bolt
Bryce then joined his former program colleagues for an interview.
While the tone was cordial, Amanda brought up the villainous character of her former colleague in Married At First Sight.
She said: ‘You are a nice guy. You are a good guy. And so when these things happen [on the show] you think, “I wouldn’t have seen that in you.”
Bryce agreed, saying MAFS post-producers were “ picking up ” the worst aspects of his relationship with Melissa to pass him off as the villain.
The interview ended on a high note, with Jonesy’s signature: ‘This is our boy Bryce. ”
Reunion: The radio duo called their former prodigy “crazy” and “narcissistic.” Bryce then joined his former colleagues for a studio interview which was relatively cordial
But in March, Jonesy and Amanda had started to turn on Bryce for ‘disrespecting’ other contestants, and admitted he was not a highly regarded figure in Australia.
“My wife said we should get away from Bryce,” Jonesy admitted.
Breakfast hosts took offense at Bryce’s way of speaking, with Amanda saying he should work on his diction after using the “I’ll tell you” phrase.
Frustratingly: When Bryce didn’t say he loved Melissa (right) after confessing her feelings for him on MAFS, Amanda said on air: ‘What’s wrong with him? ”
By the end of that month, Amanda had become even more critical of her ex-colleague.
When Bryce didn’t say he loved Melissa after confessing her feelings for him on MAFS, Amanda said on air, “ What’s wrong with him? ”
‘He’s the meanest [person in the group]She added, then said he looked “narcissistic”.
Jonesy tried to defend Bryce, hinting that he was playing the villain to get famous so he could start “ kind of a career. ”
But Amanda didn’t buy it, asking, “ But a career like what? He just looks like he’s hurtful, and what career is that all about?
Jonesy later called him “my boy Bryce”, but Amanda coldly replied that she “let him down some time ago”.
Cold: When Jonesy called Bryce ‘my boy’ Amanda said she ‘let him down a while ago’
Just a day later, even Jonesy had to admit: ‘I cringe every time I see [Bryce] on the show lately.
Later that day, Bryce and Melissa joined the Jonesy and Amanda show for another interview so they could tell their side of the story.
The WSFM hosts appeared to accept that Bryce was the victim of selective editing on the show, a point of view supported by Melissa.
Even Amanda warmed up once again with her former producer, calling him “a nice guy.”
After the interview, the presenters acknowledged that people on reality shows often get a one-sided edit that doesn’t reflect their true self.
They then recalled an incident in 2005 in which Jonesy was accused of intimidating Amanda on air, which forced the couple to submit to professional “advice.”
Married at First Sight continues Sunday at 7 p.m. on Channel Nine
Full Circle: After Bryce’s interview, however, the presenters acknowledged that people on reality shows often get a one-sided edit that doesn’t reflect their true self.