Married At First Sight’s Cathy Evans denies reports she’s friends with a casting producer

Married At First Sight’s Cathy Evans denies reports she is best friends with a casting producer – but admits her pal DID work on the show

Married At First Sight‘s Cathy Evans has denied reports her best friend Megan Longhurst is a casting director on the show.

The logistics investigator, 26, described the claims as ‘absurd’ and ‘completely untrue’ during an interview with Hit 105.5’s A.B. & Ben on Monday.

‘My best friend Megan is not a casting producer for MAFS,’ she said. 

'My best friend Megan is not a casting producer': Married At First Sight's Cathy Evans, 26, (pictured) has denied reports that her best friend Megan Longhurst is a casting director on the show

‘My best friend Megan is not a casting producer’: Married At First Sight’s Cathy Evans, 26, (pictured) has denied reports that her best friend Megan Longhurst is a casting director on the show 

‘She has no persuasion on the editing or how they choose the cast members. She was a runner for the show’, Cathy added.

A ‘runner’ is an entry-level position in the TV and film industry that involves delivering messages, running errands, carrying equipment, conducting basic research, driving talent around and general administrative tasks.

It comes after Woman’s Day alleged that Cathy had been chosen to appear on the show because of her friendship with ‘casting director’ Megan.  

A cast member, who chose to remain anonymous, reportedly said Cathy told her co-stars that she had known Megan ‘for years’. 

Setting the record straight: Speaking to Hit FM's AB & Ben, Cathy (left) said Megan (centre) 'has no persuasion on the editing or how they choose the cast members'

Setting the record straight: Speaking to Hit FM’s AB & Ben, Cathy (left) said Megan (centre) ‘has no persuasion on the editing or how they choose the cast members’ 

‘We all just felt it was unfair,’ the source was quoted, adding: ‘We were furious… it’s so hard to trust anyone as it is!’ 

Meanwhile, Cathy was recently forced to deny rumous she was an actress ‘planted’ by producers on MAFS.

Speaking to the NZ Herald, she said: ‘I can confirm I’m not an actor. I’ve changed careers many times [since university].’

Not true: Cathy has denied claims she was acting on MAFS, telling the NZ Herald , 'I can confirm I'm not an actor. I've changed careers many times [since university]'

Not true: Cathy has denied claims she was acting on MAFS, telling the NZ Herald , ‘I can confirm I’m not an actor. I’ve changed careers many times [since university]’ 

Cathy holds a university degree in performing arts and recently moved to Sydney to pursue a carer in show business. 

She was paired with Josh Pihlak during the experiment, but their romance quickly fizzled out. 

Married At First Sight continues Tuesday at 7.30pm on Nine  

Case of the ex: She was paired with Josh Pihlak (left) during the experiment, but their romance quickly fizzled out

Case of the ex: She was paired with Josh Pihlak (left) during the experiment, but their romance quickly fizzled out

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