Married At First Sight has always been known for its controversial experiments, but the latest challenge has left viewers outraged.

The show’s experts have introduced a ‘twisted’ couple swap task which will play out during Monday’s episode, where participants will exchange partners and share a bed together for a whole weekend.

Fans have taken to social media to express their disgust with the latest experiment.

One user wrote, ‘This is taking it too far. It’s one thing to marry a stranger, but to swap partners and sleep together? That’s just sick.’

‘The producers of this show deserve a fate worse than hell for putting Melinda through this,’ wrote a second.

Married At First Sight has always been known for its controversial experiments, but the latest challenge has left viewers outraged. Pictured: Harrison Boon and Melinda Willis

Married At First Sight has always been known for its controversial experiments, but the latest challenge has left viewers outraged. Pictured: Harrison Boon and Melinda Willis

‘The next episode is going to be disgustingly entertaining,’ laughed another before writing that ‘the producers are evil this season’.

The show’s experts have defended the task, saying that it’s an opportunity for the couples to experience different perspectives and deepen their relationships.

However, many fans remain unconvinced, with some even threatening to boycott the show.

The show's experts have introduced a 'twisted' couple swap task which will play out during Monday's episode, where participants will exchange partners and share a bed together for a whole weekend

The show’s experts have introduced a ‘twisted’ couple swap task which will play out during Monday’s episode, where participants will exchange partners and share a bed together for a whole weekend

‘This serves no purpose but to get views, the premise of the show is lost,’ wrote another.

‘Great to accelerate the nuking of your own show,’ commented another.

‘The producers just love drama! Must want more viewers.’

One user wrote, 'This is taking it too far. It's one thing to marry a stranger, but to swap partners and sleep together? That's just sick'

One user wrote, ‘This is taking it too far. It’s one thing to marry a stranger, but to swap partners and sleep together? That’s just sick’

As revealed by Daily Mail Australia, Monday’s episode will see Channel Nine shake up the experiment by encouraging the cast to swap partners and share the same bed for three days. 

Couples will be encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and forced to live with another partner in the tiny apartment, which will see some participants straight out refuse and storm out of the experiment.

The relationships ‘will be tested like never before when a partner-swapping task is introduced’.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, relationship expert John Aiken explained: ‘We’re constantly trying to throw challenges at the couples that they may experience in the real world, but in a very condensed short period of time – eight weeks.

As revealed by Daily Mail Australia, Monday's episode will see Channel Nine shake up the experiment by encouraging the cast to swap partners and share the same bed for three days. Pictured: Melinda Willis and Rupert Bugden pictured at the retreat together

As revealed by Daily Mail Australia, Monday’s episode will see Channel Nine shake up the experiment by encouraging the cast to swap partners and share the same bed for three days. Pictured: Melinda Willis and Rupert Bugden pictured at the retreat together

The relationships 'will be tested like never before when a partner-swapping task is introduced'. Pictured: John Aiken

The relationships ‘will be tested like never before when a partner-swapping task is introduced’. Pictured: John Aiken

‘Some of them strengthen their bond as a result of these challenges, but other couples start to really come apart, and so how do they navigate that?

‘This series, we’ve got a couple of key challenges of which I think really test the couples, and really take ’em out of the comfort zone.

‘That’s good because it’s the tenth year and we need our participants to be constantly present and being aware of what’s going on in the experiment – they can’t be complacent.’

MAFS executive producers Tara McWilliams and John Walsh said that while the challenge may have came as a surprise to the participants, the idea is nothing new. 

‘I don’t think it’s a big a twist,’ McWilliams explained. ‘I won’t go into too much detail, but there’s new elements in the experiment this year.

‘We’ve always done a partner swap, it’s been a lunch or dinner, where we’ve got different partners to give feedback to each other,’ Walsh explained.

It comes after a source told Daily Mail Australia that the partner swap challenge was 'hell for all involved', and not all participants were willing to participate. (Alyssa Barmonde pictured storming out of the hotel the week of the task)

It comes after a source told Daily Mail Australia that the partner swap challenge was ‘hell for all involved’, and not all participants were willing to participate. (Alyssa Barmonde pictured storming out of the hotel the week of the task)

Melinda pictured looking unhappy while having a break on her balcony while filming the partner swap task

Melinda pictured looking unhappy while having a break on her balcony while filming the partner swap task

It comes after a source told Daily Mail Australia the partner swap challenge was ‘hell for all involved’, and not all participants were willing to participate.

‘Not everyone was keen to participate. Layton refused to do it. They didn’t see the point of it and was like, “No way this would happen on the outside world.”‘

Layton was said to be livid when he was told that he would be paired with Bronte Schofield and refused to participate.

Despite being reluctant, Melinda eventually agreed to move in with rival Harrison Boon (right)

Pictured: Harrison Boon

Despite being reluctant, Melinda eventually agreed to move in with rival Harrison Boon (right) 

Layton (left) was said to be livid when he was told that he would be paired with Bronte Schofield (right) and refused to participate

Pictured: Bronte Schofield

Layton (left) was said to be livid when he was told that he would be paired with Bronte Schofield (right) and refused to participate

Despite being reluctant, Melinda eventually agreed to move in with rival Harrison Boon.

Duncan James will meanwhile be paired with Evelyn Ellis – while his ‘wife’ Alyssa Barmonde was matched with Cameron Woods.

‘I don’t know if it was because there were too many couples in the end and they just wanted to test who was genuine or not, or they just wanted to shake things up,’ another source added.

Participants had to live with another partner at Skye Suites, the Sydney apartment building where MAFS is filmed, for three days to ‘get feedback’ on their relationships.

Married At First Sight continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel Nine 

Duncan James (left) will meanwhile be paired with Evelyn Ellis (right) - while his 'wife' Alyssa Barmonde was matched with Cameron Woods

Duncan James (left) will meanwhile be paired with Evelyn Ellis (right) - while his 'wife' Alyssa Barmonde was matched with Cameron Woods

Duncan James (left) will meanwhile be paired with Evelyn Ellis (right) – while his ‘wife’ Alyssa Barmonde was matched with Cameron Woods



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