I was on a huge Netflix dating show – now I can't find work and am almost homeless, I feel exploited | The Sun

A FORMER contestant on Netflix's Love is Blind has revealed how they are on the verge of homelessness.

Nick Thompson took part in season two of Love is Blind and fell for fellow contestant Danielle Ruhl.

Sadly, the couple has since split up and got divorced, and now Nick is struggling to keep a roof over his head and find a job in the wake of his appearance on the show.

Speaking to DailyMail.com, Nick, 38, said he was paid $10,000 for 10 weeks of filming, but added: "When you think about the amount of money that's being made, and the way that it's the path for future seasons, and the fact that anyone can go on and watch me… and I'm going to be homeless.

"I lost my job last November. I'm having an incredibly hard time finding [a new] one.

"I burned through my savings that cashed out my 401(k). I've got two months left in the bank to pay my mortgage. I can't get a job because people don't take me seriously.

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"I was a VP in software for five years, so it's not like I don't have track record of experience or success."

As well as bemoaning the lack of residual pay from Netflix, Nick also slammed Love is Blind producers for treating contestants like "prisoners".

He claimed filming took place for 18-20 hours a day, and that contestants are miked up the whole time.

Then at the end of the day, they are taken back to their hotel and are "locked in your hotel room without a key without your wallet without money without identification."

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He continued: "You literally are held captive like a prisoner and there is absolutely no reason that you shouldn't be considered an employee when you're technically under the control of your employer for 24 hours a day.

"We were manipulated, our triggers were utilised against us. Anything that we shared with a producer or with a psych exam was weaponised against us."

The Sun Online has contacted Netflix for comment.

Love is Blind is available on Netflix now.

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