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Married at First Sight UK 2022 updates: Gemma slams the show as ‘unacceptable’ and threatens Ofcom complaint

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MARRIED At First Sight bride Gemma, divided the nation with her sexual innuendos and crude comments, now blames Channel 4 for how she was "painted".

The star was subject of controversy after her husband, Matt Murray, accused her of touching herself inappropriately in a restaurant, something she strongly denies.

Gemma Rose took to Instagram to reveal her side of the story, and how the show was edited to make her look "villainous", saying: “Have we learnt anything from Love Island. False versions of serious situations and changing the storyline so dramatically …RUINS LIVES.”

One fan Tweeted: "Gemma Rose is showing light on how the show works on her Instagram stories. It’s basically a different version of Jeremy Kyle, edited lies, cruelty, luck of any humanity to the highest degree. Sickening. #MAFSUK."

Channel 4 have issued a statement, saying: "Married at First Sight UK episodes are carefully put together so that, while we cannot show every moment of scenes that can take hours to film, we ensure that what we do broadcast is a fair and accurate reflection of the events that unfolded.”

Read our MAFS blog below to keep up to date with all of the action...

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Broadcaster Channel 4 has denied any wrongdoing over ‘unacceptable’ editing

    Bride Gemma accused the show of poor “editing” and “painting” her in a bad light.

    Channel 4 have released a statement in response to Gemma’s claims, it reads: “Married at First Sight UK episodes are carefully put together so that, while we cannot show every moment of scenes that can take hours to film, we ensure that what we do broadcast is a fair and accurate reflection of the events that unfolded.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Married at First Sight’s Lara Eyre overwhelmed by support from viewers

    MAFS’s Lara Eyre revealed to The Sun she has been overwhelmed with kindness since she left the show.

    The star added: “Someone said, ‘You the only reason I watch Married At First Sight in jail’.

    “This is exactly the type of guy who would message me, someone in jail with nothing to lose who was wackadoo. 

    “I must have some vibe I give off, I don’t know how I haven’t dated a serial killer yet or someone who wants to wear me as a hat.”

    Click here to read more.  

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS April hints at split with George already

    The bride opened up about being branded a “cry baby” by fans, and hit back by saying there’s nothing wrong with letting emotions out.

    She told her fans on Instagram: “The traumas that have been brought on from this show have made me re-evaluate things.

    “I really have and I’m not ashamed to admit this, I have been seeing a therapist ever since.

    “They have helped me overcome a lot from the show and I am grateful for that.”

    The former Miss GB teased: “Stay tuned for what’s to come next who knows!”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS star reveals famous Hollywood ex

    Lara Eyre, former Married at First Sight bride, has finally revealed who her famous ex boyfriend was.

    She left the show last week after failing to connect with her husband Richie Dews.

    “I may have dated someone from Sons Of Anarchy,” she explained during an Instagram Q&A.

    “It’s Charlie Hunnam. I dated Charlie Hunnam for a while, he was lovely and I’ve always had a soft spot for him,” Lara revealed.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Married At First Sight Jess reveals scandal over co-stars secret relationship

    Jess Potter took to Instagram to tell all on the huge show sccandal.

    She told her fans: “Just eating my prawn cocktail crisps thinking about how someone on the show had a partner on the outside the whole time.”

    Jess said: “Can you imagine after me being completely honest, which I have been, I’m still getting messages calling me fake. Are you lot mental?

    “To all you b****s calling me fake you just wait until I can tell you what I know because you’ll be eating your words like Brucey and that chocolate cake.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Married at First Sight star slams show’s editing

    Gemma Rose has slammed Married at First Sight’s editing as “unacceptable”.

    Digital Spy reports that she took to social media to say: “I didn’t realise things would be cropped out to the extent that they have been to make it look like things are one-sided…

    “What’s worse than me not having the chance to defend myself is that I did defend myself and the channel haven’t shown it.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Richie ‘threw me under a bus’, claims Married at First Sight’s Lara

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Lara Eyre claims guitarist Richie Dews “threw me under the bus”, and displayed no affection towards her at all.

    Lara said: “The TV edits made it look like I never told Richie about my concerns and I should have spoken out before, but I did it many times.

    “It looked like he had all the love and I couldn’t be bothered to teach him how to be in a relationship but that wasn’t true.

    “It felt like I was dating a TV presenter because Richie was always acting whenever they were filming and concerned with how people would perceive him.

    “When the cameras were off, Richie kept to himself and wasn’t as enthusiastic or caring, he didn’t ask much about me except for when they were filming.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    No Married At First Sight this evening

    Awful, we know, but MAFS isn’t on this evening.

    If you have missed any of the drama, you can always catch up on All4.

    The hit show returns on Monday evening at 9pm on E4.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Gemma fumes at MAFS producers in brutal Instagram post

    MAFS’s Gemma has taken to Instagram to slam the show after she was portrayed in a negative light this week.

    She wrote: “What a load of S**T. Matt started making the same dirty jokes on honeymoon and I said you’ve started to do it now? He said yeah I must be getting used to you.

    “We went for dinner after an argument because he told me on day 2 he was never going to meet the love of his life on reality TV.

    “And that I needed to remember it’s a TV show. These people are not our friends and don’t have our best interests at heart.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Married at First Sight's Gemma ‘wishes she never met Matt’

    The bride, who has had a really difficult time on the show, opened up about her feelings now watching it back.

    Taking to Instagram, Gemma got real with her followers.

    She told fans: “I wish I’d never met him. I wish I’d never had that wedding rescheduled.”

    Heartbreakingly, Gemma even admitted that she was made to “not feel good enough”.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Gemma & Matt totally ‘incompatible’ says body language analyst

    Gemma and Matt have taken all the headlines since they joined the cast of MAFS, but one expert thinks their relationship was doomed from the start.

    Darren Staunton, a body language analyst told Betfair: “Looking at their interactions and body language, Matt appears to display plenty of micro-expressions – flashes of emotion across his face that reveal how he’s truly feeling.

    “At times, we’ve seen him almost repel from Gemma – he shows this by crinkling his nose – suggesting he does not feel romantically connected to her.”

    He continued: “When Gemma made complimentary comments towards Matt, we saw his head turn down and to the side – a move made when someone feels discomfort or shame, suggesting Matt found her comments cringeworthy.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Ex MAFS star reveals only ONE couple made it through the show

    You have one guess to work out who it is, we won’t officially know who it is still the show finale.

    Jess Potter, who left the show last week after falling out with her husband PJay, told her Instagram followers the juicy gossip.

    She said only one couple are still together following filming.

    We can’t wait to find out who it is!

    Could it be Jordan and Chanita?

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Married at First Sight’s Matt insists he didn't ‘cheat’

    MAFS’s Matt shut down claims he had an affair on the E4 hit reality series.

    He has been accused of having an affair with Whitney despite being married to Gemma.

    A source said: “Whitney and Matt truly shocked the other members of the cast by cheating on their partners – not only because of the hurt it caused but the circumstances too.

    “The pairs had gone away to a couples retreat and were there to focus on their relationships, but Whitney and Matt had other ideas.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Broadcaster Channel 4 has denied any wrongdoing over 'unacceptable' editing

    Bride Gemma accused the show of poor "editing" and "painting" her in a bad light.

    Channel 4 have released a statement in response to Gemma's claims, it reads: "Married at First Sight UK episodes are carefully put together so that, while we cannot show every moment of scenes that can take hours to film, we ensure that what we do broadcast is a fair and accurate reflection of the events that unfolded."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Lara brands Richie as 'dishonest' after quitting the show

    The ex Married at First Sight bride accused Richie of throwing her "under the bus".

    She told The Sun: “When the cameras were off, Richie kept to himself and wasn’t as enthusiastic or caring, he didn’t ask much about me except for when they were filming.

    “I wish there were cameras everywhere filming all the time because Richie was very good at making sure his mask didn’t slip.

    "If the show was more like Love Island, viewers would have been able to get a more honest view and things wouldn't have been hidden.”

    “How can you make a relationship work if someone’s performing? I was there for realness and he wanted to come off looking fantastic.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Married At First Sight Jess reveals scandal over co-stars secret relationship

    Jess Potter took to Instagram to tell all on the huge show sccandal.

    She told her fans: "Just eating my prawn cocktail crisps thinking about how someone on the show had a partner on the outside the whole time.”

    Jess said: “Can you imagine after me being completely honest, which I have been, I'm still getting messages calling me fake. Are you lot mental?

    “To all you b****s calling me fake you just wait until I can tell you what I know because you’ll be eating your words like Brucey and that chocolate cake.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS star reveals famous Hollywood ex

    Lara Eyre, former Married at First Sight bride, has finally revealed who her famous ex boyfriend was.

    She left the show last week after failing to connect with her husband Richie Dews.

    “I may have dated someone from Sons Of Anarchy,” she explained during an Instagram Q&A.

    “It’s Charlie Hunnam. I dated Charlie Hunnam for a while, he was lovely and I’ve always had a soft spot for him,” Lara revealed.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    When is Married at First Sight back on screens?

    The dating show returns on Monday night, bringing back another week of explosive drama.

    Next week we will see the couples sent on a retreat together, and we all know what happens when this group get together... They argue!

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Duka accuses wife of 'body shaming'

    Whitney told cameras after their wedding that he wasn't what she expected.

    She said: “I wanted a man who’s a man that’s towering over me, like massive, like a brick house. Compared to a house, maybe he’s a shed.”

    After watching the scenes, Duka was left feeling a bit stung by her words, and told Metro: “Had I said those comments about a woman, I would be publicly cancelled.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS contestant selection ‘not fair’ on partners

    One fan took to Twitter to express how they believe some of the contestants are still carrying unaddressed trauma from past relationships.

    We have seen plenty of arguments and falls outs between not only the couples, but the contestants of the show, too.

    One fan wrote: “#MAFS is clearly eager to bring a bunch of emotionally unstable people who have no business getting married.

    “Gemma, George, Whitney, Thomas need therapy, not marriage yet. Not fair to their partners. #MarriedAtFirstSight #MarriedAtFirstSightuk #mafsuk.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Bride Gemma 'wishes she never met Matt'

    The bride, who has had a really difficult time on the show, opened up about her feelings now watching it back.

    Taking to Instagram, Gemma got real with her followers.

    She told fans: "I wish I’d never met him. I wish I’d never had that wedding rescheduled."

    Heartbreakingly, Gemma even admitted that she was made to "not feel good enough".

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Ex MAFS star reveals only ONE couple made it through the show

    You have one guess to work out who it is, we won't officially know who it is still the show finale.

    Jess Potter, who left the show last week after falling out with her husband PJay, told her Instagram followers the juicy gossip.

    She said only one couple are still together following filming.

    We can't wait to find out who it is!

    Could it be Jordan and Chanita?

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Lara slams ex groom Richie for faking feelings

    Lara revealed what went on when the cameras were off, and told of how Rickie acted like a "TV presenter".

    “It felt like I was dating a TV presenter because Richie was always acting whenever they were filming and concerned with how people would perceive him.

    “When the cameras were off, Richie kept to himself and wasn’t as enthusiastic or caring, he didn’t ask much about me except for when they were filming.

    “How can you make a relationship work if someone’s performing? I was there for realness and he wanted to come off looking fantastic.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS April hints at split with George already

    The bride opened up about being branded a "cry baby" by fans, and hit back by saying there's nothing wrong with letting emotions out.

    She told her fans on Instagram: "The traumas that have been brought on from this show have made me re-evaluate things.

    "I really have and I'm not ashamed to admit this, I have been seeing a therapist ever since.

    "They have helped me overcome a lot from the show and I am grateful for that."

    The former Miss GB teased: "Stay tuned for what's to come next who knows!"

  • Married at First Sight’s Lara Eyre overwhelmed by support from viewers

    MAFS’s Lara Eyre revealed to The Sun she has been overwhelmed with kindness since she left the show.

    The star added: “Someone said, ‘You the only reason I watch Married At First Sight in jail’.

    “This is exactly the type of guy who would message me, someone in jail with nothing to lose who was wackadoo. 

    “I must have some vibe I give off, I don’t know how I haven’t dated a serial killer yet or someone who wants to wear me as a hat.”

    Click here to read more.  

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