It may have failed to win any awards, but Married At First Sight was the talk of the Logies on the Gold Coast on Sunday night.
Chaos erupted behind the scenes at TV’s night of nights as the eight cast members who had been officially invited by Channel Nine ‘bickered endlessly’ at The Star casino.
But the real drama didn’t kick off until two MAFS participants the network tried to ban from the ceremony, Jessika Power and Ines Basic, showed up uninvited.
Twerking, flirting and VERY awkward reunions: Married At First Sight bad girls Jessika Power (right) and Ines Basic (left) gatecrashed the Logies at The Star Gold Coast on Sunday night
Jessika and Ines gatecrashed the ceremony, sending tensions among the cast members skyrocketing and Nine’s publicity department into a meltdown.
‘They were out partying in a nearby bar and arrived at the casino for drinks just as all the guests were spilling out of the ceremony,’ said an onlooker.
‘They had crowds around them and were completely mobbed. Ines was calling random men “daddy” and Jessika was shouting, “Where’s my Gold Logie?” People were cheering them on and buying them bottles of champagne as Jessika twerked.’
The life of the party! According to an onlooker, Ines was calling random men ‘daddy’ and Jessika (pictured) was shouting, ‘Where’s my Gold Logie?’
Here comes trouble! Jessika and Ines’ unexpected arrival sent tensions among the MAFS cast members skyrocketing and Nine’s publicity department into a meltdown
Stealing the show: While posing on the red carpet, Jessika risked spilling out of skimpy dress as she adjusted her friend’s outfit
At one stage, security officers were forced to intervene and told the two women to ‘settle down and move on’.
But just as Jessika and Ines were about to make an exit, a handful of their co-stars who had been invited to the ceremony walked past en route to a private after-party.
‘As soon as Martha [Kalifatidis] was near them, it all started to kick off,’ said the insider. ‘They exchanged some tense words with Ines pretending to vomit on her.’
Style icon: Ines, Married At First Sight’s resident ‘villainess’, looked glowing as she posed on the red carpet in an oversized shirt and strappy black heels
Girls on wild! Jessika and Ines’ wild behaviour prompted security officers to intervene, onlookers told Daily Mail Australia
Fancy seeing you here! Jessika, who displayed visible bruises on her arm, leaned in to hug Mike Gunner as he walked through a public area en route to a private Channel Nine after-party
The onlooker added that Jessika then shouted something at Martha, who chose not to react and simply walked away.
Their showdown comes after Mike Gunner told Daily Mail Australia he was dreading spending the evening alongside his ex-‘wife’ Heidi Latcham.
‘Our first meeting didn’t go too well,’ Mike said on the red carpet, after reuniting with Heidi earlier that day for press interviews.
Best of friends! Jessika looked rather bleary eyed while posing next to Mike, who was one of eight MAFS cast members who had been ‘officially’ invited to the ceremony
Her time to shine! Jessika showed off her new pink hair while flirting outrageously with in full view of his girlfriend Jessica Williamson (centre, in the background)
Showing off! Jessika looked sensational in a tight white dress, however some marks were visible on her thigh after a recent round of cosmetic surgery
Three’s a crowd! At one stage, Jessika posed for a photo with Mike and his girlfriend Jessica
‘I went to give her a hug and say hello, but she backed away and told me not to come near her. Talk about awkward. It’s going to be a long night for this guy.’
Mike was invited to the event alongside Heidi, Martha and Michael, Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant, Elizabeth Sobinoff and Nic Jovanovic.
It was a rather unusual guest list, with several of the participants locked in ongoing feuds that turned the Logies into a rather awkward reunion.
Her face says it all! Jessika sniggered as her arch nemesis Jules Robinson, who had been formally invited to the Logies, spoke with Ines
The REAL stars! Jessika and Ines were the centre of attention at the Logie Awards
Jules who? Fans queued up for photos with the MAFS ‘villains’, who proved to be more popular than the cast members who were on Nine’s official guest list
Martha had recently branded Jules a ‘bully’ in a YouTube video, prompting organisers keep them at a distance during the red carpet.
Things got even more tense when the cast finished posing for photos and followed the crowds into the auditorium ahead of the show – only to be turned away.
Instead, they were directed away from the main area and into one of the casino’s bars, where they were forced to watch the ceremony on a TV screen.
Your place or mine? At the end of the night, Jessika and Ines walked off under the arms of a bearded men dressed in a tracksuit
Pre-drinks! Earlier on Sunday, Jessika and Ines drank cocktails and shots at a bar