Married at First Sight Australia couple Michael Brunelli and Martha Kalifatidis have revealed they “broke” the show’s golden rule when they appeared on the series after being told to keep all the drama on-camera.
The Channel 4 reality show, which was filmed back in 2019, has become very popular in the UK and the current series is nearing the end.
Some of the contestants have spilled the beans on what happens behind the scenes with one pair even admitting to disobeying one of the strict rules.
At the beginning of the series, strangers are paired together by professionals and are officially married before they’re forced to navigate life together and figure out whether they want to remain as a couple.
Michael and Martha were smitten after meeting at the altar, and speaking about their time on the show, Michael came clean about their slip-ups.
In a post on his Instagram Stories, Michael admitted he and his wife did break one particular rule a few times.
He said: “One of the weirdest things, when we were on MAFS, was that they didn’t film all day, so when the camera crew left [at night], they told us, ‘Don’t learn anything about each other, don’t really talk to each other because it needs to be on camera’.”
“If you have a fight, you need to stop mid-fight, call the producer so they can bring the camera and can start recording… then you’ve got to keep going with the fight!”
The PE teacher added that he and the make-up artist “broke that rule” a lot during their season and he said it “drove our producer crazy”.
Later on, Michael said on his Story: “I know a lot of people think that the drama on MAFS is fake – it’s not. The emotions are real, the issues are real.
“But what the producers can do is, if they know you’ve got a problem with someone and they know you’re feeling a bit emotional.
“They might put you at the dinner party sitting across from them, knowing that after a few hours, something is going to brew.
“If you’re dumb enough to take the bait on that, that’s your fault not the producers’ fault.”