Married At First Sight

EXCLUSIVE: Secret TV past exposed! Married At First Sight's Mikey reveals he was once on Home and Away

''That's the show that I want to be on''

By Helen Vnuk
If you've looked at Mikey and thought he has the kind of face that belongs in Summer Bay, you're not wrong. The Married At First Sight groom has been an extra in Home And Away – and has even spoken some lines.
Mikey, 29, tells TV WEEK that his Summer Bay appearances were back when he was 20 or 21.
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Mikey found fame tying the knot with Natasha on MAFS - but it's not his first TV role Image: Channel Nine
"They'd say, 'We need four or five people in the diner scene,' so you'd do that," he remembers.
He says there were times that he was asked to say "a few lines", including one occasion where he was in a hospital scene, in bed.
"There was a big argument between two people and I was supposed to say, 'Oh, hey guys, I'm the one that's sick,' or something like that."
Back then, Mikey was hoping to join the cast of Home And Away.
"When I was younger, that's what I wanted to do. I was like, 'That's the show that I want to be on.' But it never eventuated."
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Mikey pictured on Home and Away. Image: EXCLUSIVE/ TV Week
Could Mikey have been the next big Home and Away star? Image: Channel Seven
Mikey did end up scoring a substantial role in the ABC's 2017 miniseries Friday On My Mind, which was based on the true story of The Easybeats. He was cast as Jigger, who was "a bit of a bully" to members of the band. But then he had some bad luck.
"I was supposed to be in about five episodes," he explains. "But I play rugby and the filming was the week after, and on the Saturday, I lacerated some nerves in my face. My face blew up, so they couldn't use me for all the scenes, so I only ended up keeping one or two. It wasn't to be."
So is there a chance that Mikey could end up with his dream role on Home And Away now?
"We'll see!"
WATCH: See the trailer for the ABC's Friday on My Mind - where Mikey also appeared.

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