Married at First Sight Australia secrets – 14 hours to film dinner parties and booze rules
Married at First Sight Australia has become the lockdown 3 TV addiction we all needed – with enough fallouts, drama and affairs to keep us entertained for months.
A group of brave singletons put their love lives into the hands of a panel of experts, and they met their ‘perfect’ match at the altar on their wedding day.
While it was bliss for some, others argued throughout and some even swapped partners – which made for brilliant TV.
But as with all reality shows, things aren’t always quite how they seem and little bit on TV magic goes into making it even better viewing.
Ahead of the final this week, Jessika Power, one of the season’s most controversial characters, has told the Mirror some of the show’s secrets and what really happens behind the scenes.
16-hour filming days
While we only get to see about five minutes of each couple in the chair at the commitment ceremonies, Jess says in reality the conversation go on for much, much longer.
Her and Mick’s chats were always the longest as things were rarely running smoothly, and could often last 45 minutes.
All this takes a long, long time – which means the filming for each commitment ceremony can last up to 16 hours.
They take place the morning after the weekly dinner party, which means an early start and often some rather sore heads.
There is always a lot of booze at the dinner parties and commitment ceremonies, and the couples can be seen helping themselves to glasses of wine and beer.
But Jess says that she was the only one who was allowed to drink spirits, and there was always one waiting for her on the table.
“They noticed it got me a bit sassy”, she claims.
She also claims that all of the participants had drink limit except her.
“I would never get cut off.
“It’s sounds bad against the network but they were actually really supportive.”
Rows that don’t make the final cut
Jess also claims that there is a lot more interaction between the couples at the commitment ceremonies than we saw on TV, and people weren’t shy to have their say on other peoples relationships.
She says she got a lot of criticism from the other women on the show, and claims that on on occasion one of the experts called them out for the lack of “sisterhood”.
She said: “It was so nice just to breathe out and think someone else was saying something.
“I’m quite good I can hold my own but when you’ve got four or five people just screaming at you.
“I was the youngest person on the show.”
Suggestions of what to say
Jess claims that she never knew what to say at the commitment ceremonies, so the producers would give her advice.
“They wouldn’t tell me what to say but they would give me ideas.
“I couldn’t think of reasons to keep Mick there.”
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Experts get told what to say
Jess claims that the experts would wear earpieces to get guidance from the producers.
This meant there were awkward pauses between the couple on the sofa asking questions and the experts being able to answer, as they had to wait for guidance before speaking.