A color camera films from the dark side of the mirror while the other is illuminated on the other side.
A separate infrared camera films the person on the dark side's reaction; the two images are combined in post-production.
Mr Neat, a 28-year-old British chef, had gone on the show in the hopes of a free holiday before returning to England and Debbie, who starred on Young Talent Time as a child, loved being on screen, so agreed to take part for a bit of fun.‘I was determined to not look like an idiot if I went on the show so I wasn't going to go and throw myself on the person if I was lucky enough to win them, so we just had this kind of friendly hug and kiss on the cheek,’ Mrs Neat told Daily Mail Australia.‘I was just standing there completely mesmerised thinking, "I can’t believe my life is about to change in the next 24 hours"...
The contestants enter the dark room for the final time and are revealed to each other one at a time.
During the reveal process the couple must remain silent.
Three men and three women are sequestered in separate wings of the house, unable to have any conversation or contact with the opposite sex unless in the dark room.
Initially, all six contestants have a group date in which they all sit at a table in the dark room exchanging names and getting to know one another's voices and personality types.
For obvious reasons, dating is not on the forefront of her mind at this time. It’s like I have this really cool show going on, but like – I don’t know. When you’re on the island, you’re secluded to each other and your lives are going through something dramatic and you’re going through it with each other.