Turner went on to say that 'sometimes love comes with drama' and that this is simply a 'reflection of everyday life'.
'With the majority of the weddings it starts with hope and the aspirational journey. As difficult as people may be, I think the majority of people enter it to find love,' he said.
Similarly, Nine's head of content, production and development Adrian Swift told the Sydney Morning Herald: "On the one side of the equation we've got this amazing drama happening.
On the other side, it's 'hold on a second; for this to be a massive hit we've got to get mothers, teenage daughters and old people to watch – and they will find a lot of this shocking'. That was the gymnastics we went through pretty much every day last season."
This year, he adds, "there is a certain amount of addressing last year. You can't sanitise it too much [but] I think the mood of the nation has changed a little bit with the bushfires. I think people need a little more love because of all the travails we've been through over the last few months."