Married At First Sight model BRAD Skelly was kicked off the show after displaying “controlling” and “compulsive” behavior.
Concerns were raised about Brad’s behavior towards teacher Shona Manderson, his wifeshow.
Why was Brad Skelly removed from Married At First Sight?
Brad Skelly has been removed from Married At First Sight UK (MAFS UK).
This comes after some disturbing scenes last week led to domestic violence charity Women’s Aid speaking out about his behavior.
A show source told The Sun: “The relationship with Shona became toxic.
“Chiefs intervened before the situation got out of hand.”
In emotional scenes yet to air, the show’s dating coach Paul Carrick Brunson tells 27-year-old Skelly and art teacher Shona that their time on the show is up.
A Channel 4 spokesperson said: “If relationships on MAFS UK develop in a way that is considered unhealthy, we seek expert advice on whether the couple should leave the process.”
“That was the case with Brad and Shona. Support is available at any time.”
Last week a “bullying” row broke out and viewers called on E4 producers to take action and remove Brad from the show, describing his behavior towards his wife Shona as “controlling”.
Fans of the Channel 4 hit show voiced their concerns on social media after the heavily tattooed reality star told his wife Shona to “shut up” and appeared angry as she was upset by some other couples on the show they didn’t think they were real.
Brad snapped at Shona that she needed “external validation” before telling her to stop talking.
“You have to let it go,” he snapped, not allowing her to speak.
Then, when Shona tried to contribute to the conversation, Brad barked, “Shut up! Keep your mouth shut!”
What did Brad Skelly say?
Both Brad and Shona took to social media after the episode ended.
Brad claimed that the editing of the episode didn’t reflect the whole story.
He shared a picture of himself lying in bed covering his face and wrote: “This edit was hard to watch.”
The model also added: “Always remember that you only see cleavage for dramatic purposes. Try not to show emotional resilience to a person you have never sat down and had a physical conversation with.”
However, Shona thanked her fans for their support.
She told a fan: “Thank you so much. Tonight was hard to watch. I’ll come back to it tomorrow morning. All the best to you.”
She also commented in another post addressed to her fans that she was “feeling the love from all of you” and commented on “all the support” she has received.
Who is in the cast of MAFS 2023?
In a more diverse cast than ever before, eight brides and eight grooms have been assembled for the seventh season of the reality show.
The new series of Channel 4’s dating reality show stars a Geordie Shore star and also the first trans bride.
Nathanial, 36, is one of this year’s grooms after appearing on Geordie Shore: Hot Single for the first timein 2021.
“I don’t trust anyone but myself, but I hope they did a good job, that’s all I can say,” Nathanial revealed.
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Ella, 29, from Weston-Super-Mare, is the show’s first transgender bride.
She lives with her grandmother and says: “This experiment is so much more than just my marriage. I see that as a big deal for someone going through a transition.”