“Men are the hard ones to get,” he said, revealing that out of the 15,000 applications from last season, 80 per cent of those were women.
“Other [MAFS] production teams [across the world] say the same thing,” he continued.
“When you’re on this show for 10 weeks for this experiment, basically you’re going to be exposed, you’re going to have everything essentially come out.”
Interestingly, Endemol Shine Australia’s executive producer Tara McWilliams claims that they don't actually pick the people they choose will be the most erratic.
“I wish I could take full credit, say I’m the casting genius behind this show and all my plans came to fruition, but that is not the case,” she said.
But she has admitted that the majority of people signing up for the show aren't doing it for “the right reasons” anymore.
“It’s not the main driver for everyone,” she said. “But even if people are coming on to increase their profile, or to get Instagram followers, or to get some sort of public profile out of this, I genuinely believe that everyone who comes on hopes they are matched with someone they like and potentially could have a relationship with.”
“I think the experience is probably the main driver now,” she continued. “Being on television, being part of the experiment and whatever that brings. I don’t think it’s so black and white as either love or fame.”
While we have heard rumours that the season will be a lot more 'tame' this year than last year, McWilliams says that she hasn't really gotten that message from Channel Nine...
“Thank God,” she adds. “If we had to I think it would be very difficult and quite frustrating. By the nature of it I think it’s always going to be quite unpredictable and controversial at times.”
But there will still be love! Channel Nine’s Programming Director Hamish Turnertold TV Tonight, “There will be drama, there is no doubt and we’re not afraid of that.”
“But the beginning of the show is definitely people looking for love and that should absolutely be the driving force behind it” he added.