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"It's beyond a joke." Former MAFS contestants react to Jules and Cam's epic televised wedding.

Well, it’s finally over.

After months of rumours, constant drama and more than a few angry Instagram stories, the reality TV wedding of the year has come and gone.

On Tuesday night, Jules and Cam – a.k.a the shining light of love that MAFS needed among the cheating scandals and fruit bowl throwing – were married for real on A Current Affair.

Although the wedding itself actually took place on Sunday, November 17, the 90 minute-special was the first time fans were able to take a glimpse into the wedding as guests were reportedly banned from sharing any photos from the wedding… because #exclusivity.

Watch the moment Cam saw Jules for the first time on Married at First Sight below. Post continues after video.

As well as airing the couple’s (second) wedding, Channel Nine’s coverage of the event also followed the lead-up to the wedding day itself.

In the lead up to the wedding, however, drama has leaked well beyond the events of the couple’s wedding day.

In the past few weeks alone, we’ve heard stories about Jules dumping her bridesmaid and ex-Married at First Sight co-star Mel via text as well as claims the couple have been asking for ‘freebies’.

When Cam proposed to Jules on Married At First Sight early this year, Jules soon asked her co-stars Mel and Heidi to be her bridesmaids at her ~real~ wedding.

A few months later, however, Mel was dropped from the bridal party.

Speaking to NW Magazine last month, Mel said that she believes Jules only asked her to be her bridesmaid for publicity.

Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast, The Spill, discuss Cam and Jules’ televised wedding. Post continues below.

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

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“She was posting about how amazing it was and how much she loved me, but it was clearly all an act. I feel completely blindsided by this, as our relationship and everything was real to me.”

According to Mel, Jules sent her a text to let her know she would no longer be her bridesmaid.

“Not only was the text cold, but she used our friendship for her own publicity. She tried to blame it on me, saying I was a sh*t friend,” Mel said.

“When I asked her how I was a bad friend she couldn’t answer me, then kept changing her reasoning behind it.”

Posting to Instagram on Sunday, Mel shared that she didn’t attend the couple’s wedding at all.

 

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“I’ve had so many messages and people keep asking me what the story is. So yes, it is true, Jules dumped me as a bridesmaid,” she said.

“As for why, I’m honestly not sure… she kept changing her reasons and none of them made sense.

“It really all just came out of the blue and I didn’t see it coming at all. Of course, you’re allowed to change your mind about who you want as a bridesmaid, but I just feel like the way it was done was really cold and rather hurtful.”

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Mel also added that she felt publicly humiliated – especially because the wedding was televised.

“I wish I was never asked to be a bridesmaid in the first place so I wasn’t in this position.”

During the A Current Affair special, Jules was asked about dropping Mel from the bridal party.

“In response to that question, do you know what? All that matters is my nearest and dearest are here right now,” she responded.

After the wedding was televised on Tuesday night, a number of former Married At First Sight contestants shared their reactions to the ceremony on Instagram.

As expected, Jessika Power was one of the first contestants to weigh in, which is pretty unsurprising considering how much Jessika and Jules clashed on (and off) the reality show.

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Sharing her live reactions on Instagram, the 28-year-old rolled her eyes while watching the wedding.

"I wish MAFS and A Current Affair paid me $75,000 to act like a complete tw*t on TV," she wrote.

"I want my compensation."

Mick Gould, who was 'married' to Jessika on MAFS also shared a similar reaction, sharing a video of himself turning off the TV when A Current Affair started.

"Oh bloody... who gives a f*ck, f*ck off!" he said.

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Patrick Miller, who appeared on a previous season of MAFS, also referred to the wedding as "beyond a joke".

"Heads are exploding by the looks of it," he added on his Instagram Stories.

On the other hand, Cyrell Paule and Nic Jovanovic – who both attended the wedding – shared posts of themselves watching the wedding at home.

Heidi Latcham, who served as a bridesmaid at the wedding and who was the only other former contestant to attend the wedding, didn't acknowledge the broadcast on Instagram.

Fellow former contestant Dino Hira also shared a video with the Daily Mail, congratulating the couple.

"I'm genuinely happy for you guys to blossom into such an amazing couple, who are now husband and wife," he said.

"It's so nice to see that out of the whole experiment, at least one couple made it. I cannot wait to see a family come out of this. I couldn't be happier."

Did you watch Jules and Cam's wedding on A Current Affair? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Cam and Jules' wedding is available to watch on 9Now.

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