EXCLUSIVE: Bryce Ruthven lands podcast with MAFS co-star Melissa Rawson
Recent Married At First Sight alumni Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson are the first graduates from this season to reveal their next media plans.
The duo have landed a podcast deal with Jay Walkerden’s Podshape, Radio Today can reveal.
The podcast will be titled What Happens After and is being promoted as a “warts and all look at the development of a relationship”, including the highs, the lows and the absolutely ordinary.
Ruthven was previously an announcer at Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) Hit 104.7 in Canberra. His departure coincided with his rising profile on the Channel 9 series.
Throughout the series, Ruthven generated significant column inches and on-air talk breaks as the nation’s media and commentators dissected his behaviour on screen, particularly towards women and his partner, Rawson.
Based on the trailer, the podcast does not address these concerns, but is instead about topics such as whether the duo will actually get married, their views on having children together and how their family views their TV and real-life romance.
Rawson, however, does briefly address some of the negatives in the podcast’s trailer.
“The bad things have definitely been the trolls and the lack of understanding around our relationship,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to showing our relationship for what it actually is and giving insight into Bryce and myself,” she added via a statement.
Ruthven said the two have a definite connection.
“We met in usual circumstances but we’re just like any normal couple, I’m excited to let people inside how lives and our relationship,” he said in a statement to Radio Today.
The podcast launches on Tuesday, May 4 and will initially run for 10 episodes.