MAFS’ Ryan reveals the truth about The Challenge feuds: ‘Pretty complete’

It appeared on Married at first sight and I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!but Ryan Gallagher continues Challenge Australia it was probably his most dramatic television appearance to date.

The former TV groom, who was part of the minority alliance with Emily Seebohm, Grant Crapp and Sugar Neeks Johnson against the Bachelor team, repeatedly clashed with Brittany Hockley and Konrad Bien-Stephen during their time on the show and labeled them “absolute pieces of shit” during Monday night’s explosive double episode.

MAFS' Ryan Gallagher in the Challenge.

MAFS’ Ryan Gallagher has spoken about his time on The Challenge. Photo: Channel ten

Talking with Yahoo Lifestyle after his elimination, Ryan admits that it was “pretty full” living in the house with so much tension among the cast.

“The cameras were just capturing exactly what we were talking about or how life was actually going. There’s no acting, no scripts or anything,” he elaborates.

“There were a lot of times before we left where we had a really hard time with them downstairs, having movie nights and drinking and they didn’t include us with birthday cakes and everything and we were just in the room. It was not a fun situation to be in.”


Sugar, who was sent home alongside Ryan, agrees that it was “pretty wild” to have the two distinct alliances living under the same roof.

“I’m pretty high on the energies and I could just feel the tension between everyone,” she elaborates. “When Ryan, Emily, Grant and I were kind of in one place, everyone else was somewhere else. Especially when we say that Ryan was going over the oval, nobody said anything.

“It was pretty crazy. The tension was high in the house.”

MAFS' Ryan Gallagher in the Challenge.

“I’ve met quite a few on the show, but that’s the unfortunate part. I’m not that person. Photo: Channel ten

“I’ve met quite a few bad guys on the show”

Ryan went on to say that while he spent the first half of the experience making people laugh and having fun, the “bullying” and negativity brought out a different side of him.

“I’ve met quite a few on the show, but that’s the unfortunate part. I’m not that person,” he says. “I’ve been in the media for five, six years and nothing has come out like this until this bloody show.

“Yes, there were arguments and all, but those arguments were started for very good reasons. It wasn’t just me being a lunatic or an idiot. There was reasoning behind it.

“There’s a lot more context,” he continues. “It takes a lot to get wrapped up like that. It takes a lot to do that and bullying is something I don’t like.”

Despite what viewers saw of his experience on TV, the comedian says he actually enjoyed his time on the show.

“There’s a lot of things that we do, obviously, the challenges and everything, that take us away from all the bullying and crap that’s been going on,” he notes. “Drama is not the show. It definitely happened, but I made some great friends from that show and got to do things I never would have gotten to do if I hadn’t done the show.”

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