Married At First Sight groom Bryce Ruthven QUITS his Hit 104.7 radio gig in Canberra

Married At First Sight’s Bryce Ruthven QUITS his Canberra radio job… after hinting he may have relocated to Melbourne with ‘wife’ Melissa Rawson

He’s the successful radio host who walked down the aisle to ‘marry’ Melissa Rawson on Monday night’s Married At First Sight.

But following the show’s launch this week, Bryce Ruthven has quit his role as an announcer on his popular HIT 104.7 afternoon show in Canberra, after joining the station in May 2020.

On Tuesday, Southern Cross Austereo – who own Hit 104.7 – confirmed to Radio Today the 31-year-old recently resigned from the show, but no reason was given for his departure.

Mic drop! Since Married At First Sight aired, Bryce Ruthven has quit being an announcer on his popular HIT 104.7 show in Canberra after joining the station in May 2020

Mic drop! Since Married At First Sight aired, Bryce Ruthven has quit being an announcer on his popular HIT 104.7 show in Canberra after joining the station in May 2020

Daily Mail Australia has contacted SCA and Nine for further comment.

It’s a bizarre move for Bryce, who on January 7 announced he had returned to the station after filming, eagerly posting a picture with the caption: ‘Back doing what I love most… Lets see what 2021 brings!’

In 2018, the career-driven hunk won the ACRA for Best Music Presenter, and has spent years working at various stations including Gippslands TRFM, The Edge 96.1 in Katoomba and as a breakfast announcer at Hitz 93.9 in Bundaberg.

While there’s many reasons why Bryce may have called it quits in his new role, it could well be because he’s trying to make things work with his on-screen wife, Melissa.

Career: The MAFS starwon the ACRA for Best Music Presenter in 2018, and has spent years working at various stations including Gippslands TRFM, The Edge 96.1 in Katoomba and as a breakfast announcer at Hitz 93.9 Bundaberg

Career: The MAFS starwon the ACRA for Best Music Presenter in 2018, and has spent years working at various stations including Gippslands TRFM, The Edge 96.1 in Katoomba and as a breakfast announcer at Hitz 93.9 Bundaberg

Newlyweds: Bryce 'married' Melissa Rawson, both 31, on Monday night. The two were the first to tie the knot on this season's Married At First Sight

Newlyweds: Bryce ‘married’ Melissa Rawson, both 31, on Monday night. The two were the first to tie the knot on this season’s Married At First Sight

On Tuesday, he and Melissa, also 31, spoke about their relationship on Nine’s Today Extra. Both were live – and together – in Melbourne, which is a major sign that they’ve likely taken their relationship to new levels.

While Melissa is based in Victoria, Bryce was in Canberra for his radio gig – but the fact they both appeared for the chat in the same state suggests Bryce may have relocated to be closer to Melissa.

Another couple from the show, Booka Nile and Brett Helling, aired from different cities during their chat on Today Extra.

The pair appeared via a live cross, with Booka in Perth and Brett in Melbourne .

Interesting:On Tuesday, Bryce and Melissa spoke about their relationship on Nine's Today Extra. Both were live - and together - in Melbourne, which is a major sign that they've likely taken their relationship to new levels

Interesting:On Tuesday, Bryce and Melissa spoke about their relationship on Nine’s Today Extra. Both were live – and together – in Melbourne, which is a major sign that they’ve likely taken their relationship to new levels

Electrician Brett, 31, insisted that the pair just live in two separate cities and that moving interstate is a big thing.

Musician Booka meanwhile said that the coronavirus pandemic is keeping them apart.

‘Well it’s not exactly, pack up the car and move down the road sort of territory, is it, it’s halfway across the country, so,’ Brett said.

Booka added: ‘Have you guys heard of a guy called Mark McGowan [the WA premier]… but we’ve got a pretty closed border to Victoria right now.’

The plot thickens:One couple who didn't appear in their interview together were Booka Nile and Brett Helling, who appeared in different cities during their chat on Today Extra

The plot thickens:One couple who didn’t appear in their interview together were Booka Nile and Brett Helling, who appeared in different cities during their chat on Today Extra

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