Every week millions of viewers around the world tune in to the TV show Cheaters and witness what appear to be heart-wrenching stories of infidelity as they happen.
In every episode a suspicious spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, turns to the show to learn whether their loved one is having an illicit affair.
The show’s team of private detectives follows the suspected cheaters, and when they’ve got the goods, Cheaters host Joey Greco moves in for a dramatic and sometimes violent confrontation.
The show has had a successful 10-year run in syndication. Every episode begins with this seemingly sincere message: “You are about to view actual true stories, filmed live.”
Bobby Goldstein, the show’s owner and executive producer, is adamant that every episode is real.
“Are these true cases?” asks INSIDE EDITION’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Matt Meagher.
“I’m positive,” says Goldstein.
“No, it’s not real at all,” says Cari Wyatt, who tells INSIDE EDITION she was paid $500 to appear in an episode of Cheaters. She says she was asked to pretend that she was having a torrid affair with one guy while she was engaged to another.
But Wyatt says she never met either man until the day they started shooting and that the whole thing was fake.
“That whole thing was fabricated?” asks INSIDE EDITION’s Matt Meagher.
“Correct,” laughs Wyatt. “I’ve never been engaged.”
Source: Inside Edition