Filming for the 2023 season of Married At First Sight is well underway.
And as next year’s brides and grooms prepare to settle into their new “married lives,” Ella Ding, who appeared in last year’s series, has offered some advice.
“Don’t have any expectations and just try to have fun,” Ella said, speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week.
Ella went on to warn the brides and grooms, “Don’t introduce bullsh*t.”
It comes after fellow actor Jackson Lonie shared red flags that contestants can look out for to see if the producers have already come up with a storyline for them.
“If you’re confused because something is being said that makes absolutely no sense, they’ve already made up a story for you,” Jackson warned.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week, Jackson recalled: “There was a time when we were sitting on the couch and what the pundits were saying made absolutely no sense to us or anyone else.”
Jackson urged the new cast to pay attention to what the pundits say to them at the commitment ceremonies as it gives you a clue as to your act and not be afraid to leave at any moment.
“If you start to feel like you’re the villain, I would have a chat with the producers, but you have to trust your gut,” he said.
“If you feel like your producer is pushing you in a certain direction, that’s because they created a narrative for you and you just have to do what’s right for you.”
Jackson revealed a secret trick he used while filming last year’s series when he didn’t want producers or camera crews to enter his room at a certain time.
“I would just always answer the door naked so they wouldn’t want to come in,” he laughed.
“Me, Cody [Bromley] and Brent [Vitiello] I would always go out for drinks on the weekends because we weren’t allowed to go out due to COVID.
Meanwhile, Matt Ridley, who worked with Kate Laidlaw this season, told the 2023 cast to “be 100% uncompromisingly yourself.”
“People know bulls**t, people see it and they call you on it. Not only at the time of filming (within the group), but also when it was broadcast,” he warned.
“If you are 100% yourself from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the experiment, you have nothing to worry about.”
“You can either fall in love with your partner or walk away with your head held high and proud.
“My advice to couples in Season 10 is to work hard on your relationship. They came together as a couple for a reason.’
“Once you write ‘Leave’ on the night of the commitment, there’s usually no turning back. It sends a clear signal to your partner that you want to check out and not be there.
The cast is joined by pundits Mel Schilling, John Aitken and Alessandra Rampolla, all of whom will return for season ten next year.