Abbie Chatfield reveals the VERY surprising amount she made on The Bachelor

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It was reported earlier this week that MAFS stars have been banned from becoming social media influencers and cashing in on their new-found fame. 

And now Abbie Chatfield has spilled the beans on the ins and outs of reality TV, after rising to fame on The Bachelor with Matt Agnew back in 2019. 

Speaking on her podcast, Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield, Abbie said she made around $10,000 while appearing on the show and wasn’t too fussed about becoming a social media star. 

How much?! Abbie Chatfield revealed the VERY surprising amount she made on The Bachelor on her podcast this week - after Channel Nine banned MAFS stars from becoming influencers and cashing in on fame

How much?! Abbie Chatfield revealed the VERY surprising amount she made on The Bachelor on her podcast this week – after Channel Nine banned MAFS stars from becoming influencers and cashing in on fame

She said she couldn’t make money from paid promotions until three months after the finale episode aired.   

‘I had a job and didn’t really care, people were like, “how do we make money? And I was like, don’t quit your job to go on a reality show!”

‘I got paid $90 a day but for me it was much more… I didn’t work for three months… it’s tax free, I got money back on tax that year, I came out with no expenses. I came out with $10,000, it was great,’ she said. 

Not bad! Speaking on her podcast, Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield, Abbie said she made around $10,000 while appearing on the show and wasn't too fussed about becoming a social media star

Not bad! Speaking on her podcast, Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield, Abbie said she made around $10,000 while appearing on the show and wasn’t too fussed about becoming a social media star

Abbie explained why reality TV contestants can’t use social media or become influencers right away, as it can be a conflict of interest between the TV network and the stars. 

‘They [networks] have advertisement agreements. Not because they want to be mean, people are like, it’s cause they don’t want us to be influencers! Um, no it’s not,’ she said. 

She gave an example, saying if a network has a deal with a car brand and a contestant advertises the car’s rival, it would be a conflict of interest.   

'I got paid $90 a day but for me it was much more... I didn't work for three months... it's tax free, I got money back on tax that year, I came out with no expenses. I came out with $10,000, it was great,' she said

‘I got paid $90 a day but for me it was much more… I didn’t work for three months… it’s tax free, I got money back on tax that year, I came out with no expenses. I came out with $10,000, it was great,’ she said

Unfortunately for this year’s brides and grooms on MAFS, Channel Nine bosses have put their foot down to stop them launching social media careers straight away.

While in previous seasons the participants have been handed back their Instagram accounts within two weeks of the finale, things are different this year.

‘They won’t be getting their socials back until at least May after the show has finished airing in the UK,’ an insider told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday.

The source said there is ‘a lot of pressure on Nine to stop the cast from going rogue’ while season nine still airs in New Zealand and Britain. 

‘It’s also another opportunity to hold their blue ticks hostage if they’re caught going to the press about their “horrible edits”,’ they added. 

Banned: Unfortunately for this year's brides and grooms on MAFS, Channel Nine bosses have put their foot down to stop them launching social media careers straight away

Banned: Unfortunately for this year’s brides and grooms on MAFS, Channel Nine bosses have put their foot down to stop them launching social media careers straight away

By the time the MAFS cast get access to their Instagram accounts, their engagement levels will have dropped significantly, affecting their potential earnings.

While the show is still airing, participants are allowed to write their own captions on photos supplied by Nine’s publicity team, but that is the extent of their permitted social media activity.

Comments have also been disabled on their posts and the cast aren’t allowed to read their direct messages, which is how sponsors would contact them. 

One disgruntled bride told Daily Mail Australia some of the participants are ‘worried’ they will be ‘old news’ by the time they get their accounts back.

‘We have no choice but to wait,’ they said.

‘We are trapped. Some people have quit their jobs and are hoping MAFS is going to be their big break to never have to work again.’

Awkward: By the time the MAFS cast get access to their Instagram accounts, their engagement levels will have dropped significantly, affecting their potential earnings

Awkward: By the time the MAFS cast get access to their Instagram accounts, their engagement levels will have dropped significantly, affecting their potential earnings

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