MAFS Australia star on one rule the whole cast broke

Married at First Sight Australia star Richard Sauerman has revealed the one rule that the whole cast broke, with one exception.

Appearing on Yahoo Lifestyle's Behind the Edit podcast, Sauerman explained: "The producers gave us a production phone and said, 'Use this phone to take photographs and videos of your relationship, but not on your own phone. You can't do it on your own phone.' So I did that.

"Afterwards, I see all these posts going up with all the other couples about intimate moments and things clearly taken on another phone. So I email [the producers] and I go, 'Guys what's the story? Are you getting the photographs and things out of our production phones as well? Because all we're getting is the formal publicity shots.'

andrea and richards wedding day on season 11 of married at first sight australia
Channel 4

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"And they were like, 'Oh no we can't access anything on anyone's production phone, the production phones are out of action.' So everyone else had all these social media posts of them living their lives and stuff behind the scenes which Channel Nine are now happily posting and we were told not to do that.

"So I stuck by the rules and it just annoyed me. I would've done that differently and used my own phone and gone mad and taken lots of photos."

andrea and richard, looking at each other on married at first sight australia
Red Arrow/Nine - Channel 4

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Although Sauerman describes himself as an "unconventional" person who usually doesn't follow rules, he decided to be a stickler for them while on the show.

"When I went into this experiment, I made a decision that I'm not going to resist and I'm not going to fight the process," he explained. "There's no point."

"It's going to make it harder for me, so I just said I'm going to go with it and stick by the rules and go with the flow. I actually navigated that quite well, so I was proud of myself for actually doing that, because that's not how I roll," he added.

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4 in the UK. Married at First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.

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