THE NIGHT THAT NEVER MADE IT TO AIR!

As one “cheat­ing” cou­ple are caught buck naked in bed dur­ing a wild party, pro­duc­ers are forced to take con­trol

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Reality Update -

Mar­ried At First Sight pro­duc­ers d were forced f d into one of TV’S big­gest ever cover-ups af­ter a wild night of sex, booze and brawl­ing was deemed too X-rated for com­mer­cial tele­vi­sion! Af­ter an evening of Syd­ney bar-hop­ping, some of the cou­ples were spot­ted stum­bling out of cabs in the wee hours one morn­ing in Oc­to­ber last year, to their lux­ury suites at the Meri­ton in North Syd­ney, when the evening took a bizarre turn. “There was a party hap­pen­ing back at one of the cou­ple’s rooms so we de­cided to con­tinue drink­ing and make the most of not hav­ing cam­eras in our faces for once,” re­veals one con­tes­tant. But when the group ar­rived at the party, they were greeted at the door by one groom who was off his face. “He didn’t seem to be e in the least con­cerned that in the bed­room right next door, his on-air r wife was in bed with one of the other grooms!” our source says. “Next thing we know all hell broke loose, when the door flung open and they were naked!” one of the show’s stars tells us. The on-air wife of the guilty groom “com­pletely lost the plot! She blew up in a fury. She ran out to the rest of the group and an­nounced, ‘Oh my God. X and X are fool­ing around in there. They’ve got no clothes on!’ “The rest of the party laughed and pro­ceeded to go in and see the X-rated scene for them­selves!” The guilty cou­ple, in to­tal shock over be­ing caught in the act, wrapped sheets around them­selves. Bizarrely, at the same time, an­other cou­ple came to drunken blows in the hall­way, forc­ing a ho­tel man­ager to make an emer­gency call to MAFS pro­duc­ers, say­ing their cast were out of con­trol.

Con­tes­tants’ con­tracts dic­tate they’re not al­lowed to con­verse with each other, let alone go to each other’s apart­ments, with­out cam­eras be­ing present.

“When pro­duc­ers ar­rived, with cam­eras rolling, they sep­a­rated ev­ery­one and con­fis­cated our phones.

“They started in­ter­ro­gat­ing ev­ery­one and it be­came a mas­sive is­sue. Ev­ery­one was scared they’d be kicked off the show,’’ re­veals the source.

“We had bro­ken the rules, break­ing cur­few and par­ty­ing – all while the cam­eras weren’t on us. They were furious! We got sent back to our apart­ments and were for­bid­den to speak to each other. It was like be­ing at school camp!”

How­ever, wife-swap­ping and vi­cious brawls weren’t the only headaches pro­duc­ers faced that evening. Our source al­leges there was one con­tes­tant “to­tally off their face” dur­ing the party. “We were wor­ried the crew would find out how out of hand things had got – it’s a big no-no to get that to­talled, and an­other rea­son to kick us off the show,” our source ex­plains.

The guilty groom, his furious on-air wife and pro­duc­ers agreed the best course of ac­tion was to “leave grace­fully” and exit the show at the next com­mit­ment cer­e­mony.

“They made up a story about how they weren’t suited to each other and left,” ex­plains the source.

The same groom has since taken up with an­other con­tes­tant from the show, Wo­man’s Day un­der­stands.

The drunken night and all ref­er­ences to the in­ci­dent were edited out and footage de­stroyed, with pro­duc­ers swear­ing con­tes­tants to se­crecy.

But the in­ci­dent also drew a toxic di­vide, split­ting the cast into two. “We got told by the crew the night would never be dis­cussed on the show be­cause it was too X-rated for TV!”

The set­ting for the dra­matic scenes.

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