The post-show drama for 2022 MAFS may still be thriving, but producers have already moved on to the upcoming season, with the brides being spotted filming at a seriously expensive mansion in Sydney.
Daily Mail captured photos of the upcoming brides shooting their Hens party at Centennial Park’s $15 million The Crossways estate.
The six-bedroom, five-bathroom home was originally built in 1908 for surgeon Dr Gordon Craig and was sold in 2017 for $15 million.
According to the listing, the estate has an “abundance of entertaining space includes a grand formal lounge room, a dining room/library with a bar area, study and casual entertaining space encompassing a solid timber La Cornue gas kitchen with a butler’s pantry. Devoted to recreation, the lower level contains a vast billiard room and a gym.”
The publication published photos of seven blonde women and two brunettes dressed in bright colours filming the opening episode and reported that one bride stopped by McDonald’s on the way home from the party. You can check out the snaps here.
While season ten of MAFS isn’t expected to premiere until early next year, information about the cast has already begun to leak.
Daily Mail Australia has reported that the first confirmed MAFS 2023 bride is Melinda Willis. The model and social media personality boasts 150,000 followers on Instagram and counts past cast members KC Osborne (season six), Jules Robinson (season six), Joshua Pihlak (season seven) and Jason Engler (season seven) amongst them.
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Sources have told the publication that Melinda has been considering signing up to MAFS for years, so being officially cast is “a dream come true”.
Adrian Swift, Nine’s Head of Content Production & Development, spoke with the Herald Sun earlier this year about the upcoming season and teased that the show’s Logie-nominated sexologist Alessandra Rampolla will have a much larger role in 2023.
“We will get Alessandra a bit more involved in the sexuality part of it,” he said. “What we have always found is a complete bellwether for how a relationship [on MAFS] is going is how sexually they are getting on.
“And that getting on might be sexual tension, which is good, it might be sexual resolution, which is good, or it might be, and this often happens, sexual resolution and then nothing.”
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