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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...

  • Henry Moore

    Are Kasia and Kwame still together?

    The couple had a rocky start to their marriage, and things still aren't looking good on the show, but is the couple still together?

    While we've had no confirmation of their relationship status, it isn't looking good.

    Presently, neither follows each other on Instagram and in Thursday's episode of MAFS they had an explosive row.

    Tune into E4 tomorrow to see where their relationship goes.

  • Henry Moore

    Lara hits back at Richie following her explosive MAFS exit

    Lara has accused Richie of "throwing her under the bus" as she looks to reveal the truth about her MAFS exit.

    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.”

  • Henry Moore

    This MAFS star dated a Hollywood a-lister

    Lara Eyre, a former Married at First Sight bride, has 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.

  • Henry Moore

    Gemma brands MAFS 'unacceptable' in brutal Instagram rant

    Gemma has taken to Instagram to slam the controversial show, claiming it is "unacceptable."

    She said: "There have been villains created and things made to look worse than they are. [It’s] absolutely unacceptable the way you have created these storylines and ruined people’s lives."

    Gemma has had a difficult time on the show thus far, failing to connect with new husband Matt.

  • Henry Moore

    Gemma urges trolls to stop sending Matt Murray ‘death threats’

    The Married at First Sight bride slammed cruel trolls who have taken to sending her on-screen husband the “unacceptable” messages.

    She took to Instagram while out with friends to say: “Hi guys I just wanted to pop on and quickly say, death threats. Unacceptable.

    “Any of you that are messaging Matt and saying s*** like that, you should be ashamed of yourselves. It’s too far. Ok. Now you’ve been told.”

  • Henry Moore

    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.  

  • Henry Moore

    MAFS Unveiled returns tonight at 9pm

    The behind-the-scenes edition of the hit show will return to our screens at 9pm tonight.

    The episode will include special guests such as Jamie Laing and will unpack all the drama from last week's showings.

  • Henry Moore

    Source claims two MAFS stars cheated while filming the show

    A source has reported that both Whitney and Matt cheated on their partners while filming the hit show.

    "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 source said.

    "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.

  • Henry Moore

    MAFS star SLAMS show, claiming it ‘ruins lives’

    The last week of Married at First Sight has seen Gemma marry, fall out with, and clash with her new man Matt.

    The show has focused on her rather forward flirting technique, which Matt has said makes him uncomfortable.

    Now, Gemma has taken to Instagram to slam the show.

    Read more here.

  • Henry Moore

    MAFS returns TOMORROW

    The hit dating show will be back on screens very soon.

    Married at First Sight returns tomorrow night at 9pm on E4.

  • Henry Moore

    Matt hits back at cheating rumours

    MAFS's Matt has responded to claims he cheated on wife Gemma during the filming of the show.

    He said: "There was no cheating, there was no betrayal. Me and Gemma had not been together for seven days, and we'd been apart more than we'd ever been together.

    "Which is a bit s****y because it kind of ruins the series a bit, doesn't it? But yeah, we weren't even talking.

    "Specifically after the episodes this week - so before we go to the getaway, I had specifically asked production to go home."

    Matt added: "I didn't want to be here anymore and I had bigger things to deal with back at home than me trying to make something work and I was asked to stay until the next commitment ceremony, otherwise it wouldn't make sense to the audience."

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    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.

  • Henry Moore

    MAFS April hints at split with George already

    The bride opened up about being branded a “crybaby” 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

    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

    AJ Odudu serves the Married at First Sight tea tonight!

    The host brings a great line up of guests tonight.

    She will be joined by Judi Love, Jamie Laing, and Josh Jones.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Fans still stunned over contestant's secret relationship

    It (so far) is the "biggest scandal" and isn't even part of the show.

    PJay is rumoured to have had a secret relationship when he took part on the show.

  • 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

    Fans disappointed by 'gossipy' show

    This years Married at First Sight has brought an unbelievable amount of drama and has certainly given fans much to discuss.

    Not everyone is pleased with the level of fall outs this year, one fan Tweeted: "Why has this show gone from being wholesome and lovely to another gossipy, b****y reality show? #MarriedAtFirstSightuk#disappointed."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS returns to screens tomorrow night

    The hit dating show will be back on screens very soon.

    Married at First Sight returns tomorrow night at 9pm on E4.

  • 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

    Gemma urges trolls to stop sending Matt Murray 'death threats'

    The Married at First Sight bride slammed cruel trolls who have taken to sending her on screen husband the "unacceptable" messages.

    She took to Instagram while out with friends to say: "Hi guys I just wanted to pop on and quickly say, death threats. Unacceptable.

    "Any of you that are messaging Matt and saying s*** like that, you should be ashamed of yourselves. It's too far. Ok. Now you've been told."

  • 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

    First look into next weeks Married at First Sight drama

    It is anticipated that Matt and Whitney are going to admit their interest in one another, away from their respective partners.

    At the end of Thursday night's episode, fans were given a sneak peak into the retreat the couples are sent on.

    The narrator exclaims: "The couples head off on a mini break, tempers flare between Thomas and April...

     "And a secret crush is revealed..."

    The camera then shows Matt, confiding in the men of the group: "If I had to choose somebody different in here, I'd probably say Whitney."

    Whitney then tells the women: "I'd probably have to say, Matt, I can see that he's like a good person."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Only one more sleep till MAFS returns!

    The hit dating show will be back on screens very soon.

    Married at First Sight returns tomorrow night 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.

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