I was on MAFS UK – the show ruins lives, the editing is absurd and I regret doing it, fumes furious bride Gemma | The Sun

A FORMER Married at First Sight UK bride has slammed the show saying it 'ruins lives'.

The current series is airing on E4 and viewers have been following the dramatic union of Gemma and Matt.

A recent episode saw Matt storm out of a dinner after his wife made some sexual remarks, and she has been left in tears on a number of occasions.

He has since accused her of touching herself inappropriately at a restaurant during their honeymoon, leaving MAFS UK viewers and the show's experts shocked.

However, Gemma has been vocal on social media about the way she has been portrayed on the show, and her latest Instagram posts saw her defend herself – before attacking the programme.

Gemma started by addressing Matt's accusation, saying she had never touched herself inappropriately at the dinner table.

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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."

Gemma continued to explain what happened at the meal and how Matt was making sexual jokes the same as she was but it seemed to be "ONE RULE FOR YOU AND ONE RULE FOR ME".

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She concluded her first post by saying: "By the way I was eating oysters messing about. NOT MASTURBATING."

In another post she wrote: "Have we learnt anything from Love Island. False versions of serious situations and changing the storyline so dramatically …RUINS LIVES."

Gemma held a Q&A with fans and when one asked how she was doing mentally, she replied: "I'm exhausted by this. I hold my hands up, I take my humour too far. BUT off camera HE WAS THE SAME."

Another fan asked if she regretted going on the show and she replied with a simple "Yes."

When asked if she would do another reality show, Gemma replied: "A documentary on reality tv, I know @oviesoko has done one but this is really close to my heart now. I would also do something that's no(t) edited like this."

Gemma then replied to another question to make it clear she felt she was being portrayed in an unflattering light.

She raged: "My husband made the same jokes. This portrayal that it was one sided is ABSURD. OPEN YOUR EYES."

When another fan said they hoped she was ok and believed most people will realise the show is edited for a reaction, she replied: "But this ruins lives."

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Her final comment was in reply to someone asking which bits had been cut out of the show that she wished had stayed in.

Gemma said: "His sexual banter on the wedding day. Changes the whole narrative.

"Oh and him saying when we met up for coffee on our honeymoon 'Lets lay down some ground rules of this conversation, when I talk you don't. You'll get you chance to talk."

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4.

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