On the show, Sara and Hayden threatened to quit after they were criticised for their bathroom design. Then, more recently, she lost her cool again after a minor car accident.
In the heat of the moment, she used a well-placed McDonald’s bag to cover an in-car camera – all that separated her from an audience of millions witnessing her spectacular meltdown.
A stroke of genius? “Oh my gosh, when you’re in the middle of a meltdown, you don’t want Australia to see it!” she laughs. “But it was the lowest point that I had felt. I knew after the accident I couldn’t get lower. I needed that to kick my head back into gear, to say, 'Right, we can now move forward because the only was is up."
This article originally appeared on WHO.