MAFS' Bryce reveals why he and Melissa skipped final dinner party

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Married At First Sight's Bryce Ruthven has taken to Instagram to reveal why he and fiancée Melissa Rawson skipped the final dinner party of their season earlier this year.

The 30-year-old shared what the pair did instead, taking to his Stories to share a video that was timestamped as November 26 last year, when the show was nearing the end of production.

Married At First Sight's Bryce and melissa
Married At First Sight's Bryce has taken to Instagram to reveal why he and Melissa skipped the final dinner party. Photo: Nine

"You know now we didn't go to the last dinner party (same day we called the police to try and get us out of there 'cause we were over the treatment we were getting - Google it)," he said.

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He added that he and Melissa had their "own dinner party" at a restaurant in Sydney and broke the "curfew" enforced by producers.

"Yep, you read correctly... curfew! Producers made everyone be in their apartment by 9pm on weeknights, 11pm on weekends," Bryce wrote. "Some of us even had it reduced to 7pm for two weeks because we went and had a few beers one night."

Bryce and Melissa on MAFS 2021
Bryce and Melissa attended the reunion, but skipped the final dinner party. Photo: Nine

In the accompanying footage, Bryce said Melissa was worried about their curfew, telling her, "It's our last f***ing night, mate, no curfew."

"That's what our lives have been accustomed to under this strict regime," she responded.

Bryce also shared a photo from the MAFS reunion taken on February 10, writing, "We both couldn't be bothered going and putting up with more rubbish and 'drama' cause others were chasing camera time... One angry groom got kicked out early due to his anger management issues (and for another reason I won't mention)."

He continued, "Producers covered up the shady dating history of one contestant who was good at bringing in a rumour from home until there was one about [themselves]. Then they went quiet... We finally got a good steak!"

Bryce calls the police on MAFS production

During an interview with New Zealand radio station The Edge's breakfast show with Meg Mansell, Dom Harvey and Clinton Randell, Bryce revealed he called the police on production.

Bryce on MAFS in 2021
Bryce revealed earlier this year he had actually called the police on production. Photo: Nine

"I actually ended up calling the police on the production itself towards the end to get us out of there," he said. 

"Because the way I saw it, they were holding us against our will. Melissa and I requested on numerous occasions to remove ourselves from the show and they wouldn't allow it.

"In any other walk of life, you resign or leave a job, you're allowed to - within a couple of weeks - but not on Married At First Sight, you can't."

However, a spokesperson for Channel Nine and Endemol Shine said at the time that Bryce's claims were "categorically not true".

Bryce and Melissa recently welcomed twins Levi and Tate on October 16, who were born 10 weeks premature. 

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