'Complete circus': MAFS star Jules' strict rules over wedding TV deal

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Jules and Cameron are sharing their wedding with Channel Nine. Photo: Channel Nine

Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant said ‘I do’ to each other for the first time in front of millions of TV viewers on the most recent season of Married and First Sight Australia.

And now, as the biggest success story from the controversial Channel Nine reality show, they are set to share their imminent ‘real’ nuptials with viewers again in a wedding special to air on A Current Affair.

But keeping things hush hush ahead of the big day doesn’t come without pressure, and guests are being forced to stick to a strict set of rules, according to Woman’s Day.

“The whole thing has turned into a complete circus, it's ridiculous,” one guest told the publication.

The pair will marry in front of cameras for the second time. Photo: Instagram/julesrobinson82

“Not even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would have this many rules for their wedding!”

Bride-to-be Jules, 37, is said to be going to ‘extreme’ measures to protect the TV deal, including making guests sign a non-disclosure agreement, and keeping the exact location of the ceremony a secret until the very last minute.

They've remained tight-lipped on the details. Photo: Instagram/julesrobinson82

Only the date – which is thought to be approaching quickly – has been revealed, but only a select number of guests have reportedly been invited to the actual ceremony to reduce the chance of a ‘leak’.

“The rest of the guests are invited to join them afterwards for 'dessert, drinks and dancing' at the official 'afterparty', which will have a strict wristband-only entry,” the insider added.

The wedding day is set to be imminent. Photo: Instagram/julesrobinson82

Jules dumps bridesmaid Melissa

The drama surrounding the upcoming TV wedding had already begun to unfold when an apparent ‘feud’ saw Jules axe castmate Melissa Lucarelli from her bridal party.

The revelation was made by Melissa to NW last monthbefore she admitted the dismissal was ‘a shock’ to deal with.

“One day we were texting about family and babies, then two days later she was dumping me as a bridesmaid,” Mel told the publication.

According to Mel, the bride-to-be went so far as to admit this in a text detailing her decision to switch up the bridal party.

“Just ‘cause I said it on a show doesn't mean I have to do it,” Jules’ message allegedly read.

Melissa was originally going to be a bridesmaid. Photo: Channel Nine

Next year’s season’s secrets spilled

The cheating scandalswine throwing and name-calling that kept viewers stuck to their seats during last year’s season of Married at First Sight, were just the tip of the iceberg if rumours about the 2020 series are to be believed.

Insiders who are apparently well-placed to comment on the upcoming series - which is currently being filmed and due to air early next year - have spilt some serious tea on the on-set shenanigans, saying the show was getting so out of control that MAFS producers needed to call a break.

It’s also been reported that there is more couple-swapping than ever, that Elizabeth Sobinoff returns for a second chance at marriage, and that there’s a new Jessika Power, who’s ‘even cheaper’ than the original, according to her ex pal Martha.

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