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Married at First Sight UK 2022 RECAP: Matt & Whitney cause explosive clash leaving MAFS experts with huge decision

- Are the MAFS weddings legally binding?
- Do the MAFS contestants get paid?
- How many previous couples are still together?

MARRIED At First Sight's Matt and Whitney caused CHAOS again last night as they took part in the penultimate commitment ceremony leaving the MAFS experts with a HUGE decision to make.

Gemma Rose went head to head with Whitney and Matt as their budding romance caused a huge row.

Matt and Whitney shared their feelings for each other, with the runaway bride saying Gemma's man gives her "butterflies."

The other MAFS couples were not impressed at all, claiming the two have "disrespected the process."

Now the MAFS experts must decide whether or not Whitney and Matt will be allowed to stay in the experiment together as a new couple.

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

  • Louis Allwood

    MAFS returns to our screens tonight

    It is the all-important homestays episode tonight.

    The couples will be given the chance to take their loved ones back home, and get a glimpse of the future of their marriages in the outside world.

    The show will start at 9pm on E4.

  • Louis Allwood

    Duka drops hint of what might happen tonight

    Duke took to social media last night to thank people for their support now that his journey has come to an end.

    However during his story he dropped a hint that Whitney and Matt will be allowed to stay.

    Speaking on Instagram after the show, Duka said: "Now that my journey has come to and end and my story has been told I can start interacting with people.

    "I want to say thank you to everyone, it's been so massively supportive and positive, I'm literally lost for words. Thank you.

    "It's also very important that I do say this to the viewers out there, if you are a supporter of me, this is regarding the cast members whose journey is still being told and the story hasn't finished, please guys be considerate, please have empathy, and honestly, that's all I ask, be considerate. If you don't have nothing nice to say about people don't say it at all."

  • Louis Allwood

    Matt relieved as marriage with Gemma implodes

    Matt has said he is relieved his marriage with Gemma collapsed, as he cracks on with fellow contestant Whitney.

    He said: “This is the first time I have actually been able to breathe and be myself.

    “If Duka had been completely interested it would never have happened.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Thomas gives ‘explosive’ insight into upcoming reunion show

    Following the conclusion of Married at First Sight in October, the cast will reunite for a reunion show, and Thomas has promised it will be more than “explosive.”

    “Explosive doesn’t even come close,” he said.

    MAFS returns tonight.

  • Louis Allwood

    Jess spills on how many couples lasted

    The dental hygienist from Cambridge was matched with Dreamboys performer, PJay.

    Jess has claimed that only one couple survived the experiment this year and criticised the experts for not matching the couples properly.

    She then went on to advise women saying: “For every single girl or woman out there, always trust your gut and never let anyone tell you what is right for you.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Fans slam experts

    Fans have taken to twitter to slam the show’s experts, as Matt and Whitney ditch their partners to get together.

    One fan and Twitter user posted: “How are the experts on Married at First Sight UK, so bad at pairing couples.”

    This season has seen many of the show’s couples simply not get along, something many expect the experts to have seen ahead of time.

  • Louis Allwood

    Fans react

    Fans react to Paul Brunson ‘snap’ during last night’s show.

    One said on Twitter: "Man like Paul," with clapping emojis.

    Another wrote: "#MarriedAtFirstSightuk #mafsuk yes Paul!!!! @PaulCBrunson."

    A third chimed in: "Tell them Paul! U don’t wanna p**s Mr Brunson off #MAFSUK #MAFS #MarriedAtFirstSightUK #MarriedAtFirstSight."

  • Louis Allwood

    Paul Brunson 'snapped' last night

    Paul Brunson 'snapped' during last night's commitment ceremony.

    April got emotional last night whilst she was sat talking to the experts about the drama from the retreat.

    She said to Thomas: "Guys I am not here for this drama! I want to focus on our relationship!"

    Thomas replied: "You're a liar, April!"

    Thomas got up from his seat and said: "I'm leaving. I've got too much stuff going on in my life to listen to this liar. I have had enough. Bye!"

    Adrian added: "Let me finish!"

    But Paul wasn't having any of it.

    He shouted to the couples: "Hey guys! You can continue to do this... but you are going to respect the forum, and on top of it, if you don't want to, leave. Just like Thomas did."

  • Louis Allwood

    Matt and Whitney relationships left in the hands of the experts

    Matt, 32, then suggested he and Whitney stay as a new couple, saying they'd benefit from the expert's relationship advice.

    He said: "It would be nice to get the experiment with Whitney and see how that can develop. I'd be absolutely frickin' insane and stupid not to pursue it."

  • Louis Allwood

    MAFS returns tonight

    Married at First Sight returns to our screen tonight, and the experts have a huge decision to make.

    The three relationship experts will have to decide whether Matt and Whitney will be allowed to remain in the experiment as a new couple.

    Stay tuned tonight!

  • Louis Allwood

    Gemma opens up about being a ‘local laughing stock’

    Gemma has shared more information about her and Matt’s doomed relationship.

    In an Instagram post, she spoke about her treatment by the public.

    “Got a little freaked out in the pub last night with people whispering about me, I’m a local laughing stock due to the truth not being shown,” she said, slamming the show’s editing.

  • Louis Allwood

    How many episodes of MAFS left?

    This season is the longest one yet.

    With 30 episodes in total, the current season is expected to run over six weeks.

    Last night’s episode was the 18th one meaning fans over half way.

  • Louis Allwood

    MAFS Alum Nikita warns of bum lift nightmare

    Nikita was removed from last year’s show during the process after she fell out with others resulting in rules around behaviour being broken.

    Now, four years after bum lift surgery, 28-year-old Nikita Jasmine warned others about the surgery.

    Nikita got the surgery after being inspired by Kim Kardashian: “I’d like to ask her what made her put it all over social media knowing that younger girls would look up to her and be influenced by her.

    “I can’t tell you the last time I wore jeans, because they can fit the waist, but can’t fit my bum properly.

    “It was the worst pain I’ve ever had. They put a rod into your stomach and chop the fat up, like keyhole incisions. You’re supposed to put weight on beforehand, as much as you can, because the more weight you have the more can go into your bum.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Inside Jordan’s incredible London home

    Jordan Emmett-Connelly has given followers a look inside the London flat he shared with Chanita Stephenson on the show.

    The account manager from Darlington and social worker from Derby were seen moving in on the E4 show this week.

  • Louis Allwood

    MAFS fans have a clear favourite

    Despite all the drama, MAFS fans have a clear favourite, and it might be down to how relaxed he is.

    One fan said: "Adrian really is one of the nicest people I’ve ever seen on a reality show. Love him."

    A second added: "So many people apply to go on reality shows just to get on TV deserve nothing. Adrian deserves the world and I hope he gets it."

  • Louis Allwood

    Contestant says they would ‘batter’ co-star

    Thomas has admitted that he would be able to "batter" co-star Duka.

    Referring to co-star Duka Cav, Thomas wrote on social media: “All love. But also I would be able to batter @dukacav in a fight.”

    Thomas’ comment came after Duka took to his own platform to comment on last night’s episode of Married At First Sight.

    Duka said: “I mean talk about that being explosive eh Thomas? I mean, wow.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Do you get paid on Married at First Sight?

    While there is no prize money upon the show’s conclusion, participants in the experiment do get paid.

    Speaking to Now to Love, former contestant Nasser Sultan said: “You get $150 for the day, that’s it. But on top of that, you have to pay expenses – your living expenses with the woman that you marry.”

    Married at First Sight will return tomorrow at 9pm.

  • Louis Allwood

    April looks ahead to her future in reality TV

    Married at First Sight star April has spoken about her future in television, claiming she is not “ready” to star in another show quite yet.

    “It hasn’t necessarily put me off. I would never say no, but I’m not sure I would say yes,” she explained.

    “I’ve come out of this with not only learning a lot about myself but amazing friendships that will last a lifetime.

    “But I’m not ready [for another reality show] yet, at the moment I’m just trying to get myself through this one.”

  • Louis Allwood

    MAFS groom gives new insights into the show

    Pjay, who departed from MAFS early, has revealed the most “draining” part of making the show.

    The Dreamboys stripper, 31, said: “Married at First Sight UK is probably the best thing I’ve ever done because I’ve learned so much about myself – how I deal with things, how I accept things, how I accept people.

    “It’s just mad because it’s ten hours a day of filming. It’s constant.

    “Producers will say ‘can you do this again? Can you do it again? Can you do it again?’

    “The more you do it, it’s like, ‘oh, I haven’t got the same energy as I did when I first started’.

    “And it’s just it’s very, very draining. That’s the best word to use. It’s very draining.”

    Click here for more details.

  • Are the MAFS weddings legally binding?

    Despite exchanging vows and rings, marriages on Married at First Sight UK are not legally binding. 

    A spokesperson for the show told Metro.co.uk: “Following the Australian format, rather than legal marriages, the couples will make a lifelong commitment to one another at a glamorous ceremony.

    “This is overseen by a wedding celebrant, that includes guests, bridal gowns, dancing, speeches and cake.” 

    Although the weddings aren’t technically legal, couples can choose to get married for real at the end of the series.

  • Another cliffhanger!

    Noo! We won't find out until tomorrow if Matt and Whitney will be allowed to stay on the show.

    Do you want them to remain on MAFS?

  • Matt and Whitney want to stay!

    This is unprecedented, the two runaway couples want to stay without ever being married.

    Gemma is not impressed at all.

  • Gemma and Duka will leave!

    Duka is bowing out with dignity, he is leaving the show having not found the love he wanted.

    And Gemma says she is leaving for all the women that have been cheated on.

    But will Matt and Whitney stay?

  • How do you join the cast of Married at First Sight UK?

    Not only have contestants gone on to get married and stay married, many have claimed to learn a lot about themselves.

    The idea of joining the cast of Married at First Sight seems like a no-brainer, so here’s how to join if you’re thinking about it.

    To apply to be on MAFS UK all you need to do is send an email with your name, age, and contact number to [email protected]

    Applicants must be over 18, and not have been married before.

  • Poor Duka

    All this arguing and Duka just has to sit there.

    He must have some feelings about his wife cheating on him.