An airport worker has alleged flights at her airport were delayed on Tuesday night because employees were too busy watching Married At First Sight.
Speaking to 2DayFM’s Em, Grant & Ed on Wednesday morning a caller named Zoe said that flights at the airport where she worked were delayed for up to half an hour.
“Big, burly blokes that work with me sit in the meal room and will delay planes for anywhere up to half an hour because they cannot get their eyes off that TV screen,” the caller said.
“So, the bags that go on the planes – your bags are not being put on on time because they want to watch this silly show.”
“This is a scandal!” Grant Denyer said, while co-host Em Rusciano said she was outraged by the possible delay.
“Did you just say that planes are getting delayed for up to half an hour at Sydney Airport because they [employees] are in the meal room watching Married At First Sight?
“If I’m flying on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, my plane’s going to be delayed …” she said. “I’m outraged!”
The caller did not confirm or deny if the airport was Sydney Airport.
The New Daily contacted Sydney Airport, however, a media spokesman would not comment.
The Married At First Sight reunion episode was the most watched TV show on Tuesday night, raking in 1.623 million viewers across Australia’s metro cities.
The Nine Network show’s incredible ratings follow Monday night’s 1.525 million viewers, while 1.446 million people tuned in on Sunday night.
The final episode of Married At First Sight airs on Wednesday night, which will see the show’s contestants sit down together to watch footage from the show.