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Married At First Sight UK star Ella Morgan drops bombshell about her shock return to the show with JJ Slater

Saskia Calliste

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Married At First Sight UK star Ella Morgan drops bombshell about her shock return to the show with JJ Slater

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@itstashajay/Channel 4

The final few episodes of MAFS UK certainly had us on the edge of our seats.

From awkward moments between estranged couple Porscha and Terrence to the crippling awkwardness of what became of Matt and Adrienne’s marriage, the series finale was the gift that kept on giving.

However, the real tea was spilt after the reunion, on castmate Tasha Jay’s Instagram live.

Tasha went live with MAFS bestie Ella Morgan to reflect on the show and answer a few fan questions.

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Fans were obviously dying to know if Tasha and Paul - fan favourites from day one - were still together.

Don’t panic MAFS-heads as Tasha has confirmed her and Paul are still in marriage bliss.

After a few bumps in the road due to Tasha’s fiery attitude and Paul’s friends casting doubt on the couple’s ability to survive in the outside world, the two committed to each other in the final vows, and have been happily married ever since.

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However, she did say on Instagram Live that she was ‘keeping him in the basement’, and although I’m pretty sure she was joking, maybe someone should check on Paul - just in case.

Of course, the question on everyone’s lips was what went down with controversial couple Ella and JJ Slater.

Ella was originally married to Nathanial Valentino, but after a rather brutal sequence of events and the arrival of ‘intruders’ JJ and Bianca Petronzi, Ella and JJ thought they had more chemistry and decided to pursue each other instead.

Ouch.

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The two MAFS besties went live on IG to reflect on the final episodes. Credit: Channel 4
The two MAFS besties went live on IG to reflect on the final episodes. Credit: Channel 4

Ella and JJ were told by experts Paul C. Brunson, Charlene Douglas and Mel Schilling to leave the show if they wanted to continue their romance.

However, in a shocking turn of events during the couple’s retreat, Ella and JJ came back, much to their castmates' surprise.

The return of the couple didn't go down well with some, particularly as JJ and Ella began texting each other behind their partners' backs.

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One angry fan wrote: “NOPE bringing Ella & JJ back just shows it OK to cheat. Bianca and Nathaniel are the one who should have come back with new partners chosen for them… do better.”

The pair rejoined the show as a newly formed couple. Credit: Channel 4
The pair rejoined the show as a newly formed couple. Credit: Channel 4

While it may have been assumed that Ella and JJ had pleaded with experts to be allowed to participate in the show as a newly formed couple, Tasha revealed that the show had asked Ella and JJ to return.

“They asked you to come back,” Tasha revealed.

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Ella responded: “Yes! That’s an exclusive. They asked [us] to come back, we didn’t ask to come back.”

Ella went on to reflect on where she stands with her feelings now in regard to the pair not committing to each other in the final vows - after fighting so hard to be together - and being given a second chance by the experts.

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She said: “I’ve got pictures of us on the outside and it was amazing because there was no cameras, no microphones.

“And it does make me a bit sad because it did take me a long time to get over JJ.

“I did the right thing… but it was still hard because I was still attracted to this guy who I thought was good looking and accepted me.

“If we’d left and not come back, would we still be together? Maybe, but obviously there’s no point in thinking like that. I’ve learnt now that I need more than just acceptance.”

Tyla has reached out to Channel 4 for comment.

All episodes of MAFS UK are available to stream on All 4.

Topics: Married At First Sight, Sex and Relationships, Instagram, Channel 4

Saskia Calliste
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