Ever the gentleman *cough, cough,* Mike proudly admitted he made sure to reply to every single picture sent – unless they images weren’t accompanied by a message.
“One of my things is that I respond to everyone,” he said. “Unless it was somebody who didn’t introduce themselves and say, ‘oh hey Mike, I really like you from the show, this is me nude.’ If they just sent the picture I was like nah, I would delete them.
“It’s like, you’ve got to introduce yourself, you’ve still got to have some manners.”
At the time, viewers weren’t aware that he was no longer with MAFS bride Heidi Latcham, however Mike still made sure to keep up the pretence.
“I would say something like, ‘hey thank you for being so kind, it’s very flattering but I’m in a relationship.”
Viewers of the Nine reality show will remember Mike making a number of gaffs; including declaring women don’t cope as well as men under pressure and famously telling ‘wife’ Heidi, “I’m not your therapist.”
So what does Mike think of his comments now?
“I tend to be a bit of a straight shooter. That can be very helpful in some aspects of life … in love you’ve got to be a little gentler”
“I dropped the ball a lot of times and I’ve watched it back — actually I’ve watched it back probably more than once — and it’s been really helpful to see where I’ve fallen down.”