MAFS UKs Gemma Rose dishes dirt on fake E4 scenes and unreal show editing

Married at First Sight UK star Gemma Rose has lifted the lid on her time filming the E4 dating show.

The salon owner, 31, was paired with tattooed barber Matt Murray, 32, and they tied the knot after meeting at the alter.

Despite having an initial connection, things didn't go to plan for the pair and Matt decided to explore his feelings for co-star Whitney Hughes, who was married to Duka Cavolli at the time.

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Gemma left the social experiment after the wife swap saga and has opened up to Daily Star about what fans don't see on camera.

As part of the show, viewers watch the contestants tell their families about their plan to marry a complete stranger, with some parents often left in tears.

However, Gemma has revealed that the scenes are "set up" for the narrative of the show.

She said: "I actually signed up a year ago around about now.

"I applied two years in a row because I've always been a massive fan girl of Married at First Sight.

"I told my mum I had applied but obviously they set up these scenes where we tell out families, what a load of s***.

"My mum didn't talk to me at first. She thought it was legal binding but when she found out it wasn't, she was ok as long as its not legal."

Gemma also went on criticise the editing of the bedroom scene on the wedding night to Matt.

She said: "I didn't watch my episode until a few days ago with a friend.

"I've been very upset after I've seen the backlash of the wedding, which I didn't think was bad, but I actually know what happened on the wedding day.

"They edited the bedtime scene. That was completely over edited, that did not happen like that."

Gemma is referring to the moment where they went back to their suite after their big day and the pair discussed if they were going to sleep together or separate.

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Despite claiming that some scenes were not completely accurate, Gemma did confirm that the brides and groom do not see each other until the big day.

She said: "You genuinely don't see the person until the wedding day."

"There's so many people who say 'what an idiot, of course she knew it was going to be edited' but no, I thought reality TV was reality and it was going to be documented as it happens."

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A Channel 4 spokesperson said: "Married at First Sight UK episodes are carefully put together and we ensure that what we broadcast is a fair and accurate reflection of the events that unfolded.

"Contributor care and safety is of paramount importance and we work closely with our production partners to ensure robust contributor care protocols are in place and that appropriate support is available to contributors before, during and after broadcast, including access to our experts and an independent psychologist."

Married at First Sight UK 2022 reunion episodes air Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18 on E4 at 8pm

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