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Axed Married At First Sight UK star Brad Skelly already in new romance after Shona split

Axed Married At First Sight UK star Brad Skelly already in new romance after Shona split

Brad Skelly was spotted kissing influencer and model Hollie Baldwin at an exclusive event this weekend.

Former Married at First Sight UK star Brad Skelly already has a new romance.

Viewers watched with bated breath as Brad and Shona Manderson’s marriage took a turn for the worst after initially hitting it off.

Brad, a 27-year-old model from Grimsby was paired with performing arts teacher Shona, 31, from Nottingham on the hit Channel 4 show.

But it was revealed last week that he was booted off the programme after concerns over his 'unhealthy' behaviour towards Shona, following an array of heated arguments between the pair.

Viewers were left feeling uncomfortable after seeing Shona being told to 'shut up' during the dinner party episode last Tuesday (3 October). Brad snapped at her in front of other couples at the table after becoming annoyed when she got upset that others felt their relationship wasn’t genuine, telling her he felt she needed 'external validation'.

"You need to let it go," he said.

Brad and Shona have called it quits.
Channel 4

But when Shona tried to cut in, he hit back saying: "Shut up! Shut up!"

After the episode aired, the former couple both took to social media to address the backlash, with Brad claiming the clip shown didn’t reflect the full picture.

"That edit was difficult to watch," he said, adding: "Always remember you are only seeing snippets for drama. Try not to have an emotional resilience to a person you have never sat down and had a conversation with physically."

Shona also admitted the episode was 'hard to watch', but didn’t mention the editing - instead focusing on the support she’d received from fans.

"Thank you so much," she said. "Tonight was hard to watch. I'll get back to this in the morning. Love to you all."

A Married at First Sight UK source reportedly told The Sun: "The relationship with Shona was getting toxic.

"Bosses stepped in before the situation got out of hand."

MailOnline reports that Brad was spotted getting cosy with his new girlfriend, 25-year-old Hollie Baldwin, at the VIP Scarefest launch at Alton Towers on Friday (6 October).

The pair were reportedly seen ‘passionately kissing’ at the event. Hollie seemingly confirmed her new romance on Sunday night (8 October) by sharing a picture of them together on her Instagram.

Brad and his rumoured new girlfriend Hollie.
Hollie Baldwin/Instagram

“It wasn't long after Brad was axed from Married At First Sight UK that he and Shona went their separate ways, it was clear from the process that their relationship was never going to work,” a source told MailOnline.

“Brad and Hollie know each other from their hometown and connected instantly, they were kissing in front of the other MAFS UK cast on Friday night, they weren't holding anything back.

“Hollie didn't pose for any of the official photographs at the launch event as Brad was keen not to give away that his marriage with Shona is over.

“But they are an item and looked really loved up.”

Tyla has approached both Brad and Hollie for comment.

A Channel 4 Spokesperson said: “The couple’s exit plays out in the show. It was agreed alongside experts Paul, Mel and Charlene that the intensive Married at First Sight environment was not working for the couple and it was the right time to leave the experiment.

"The relationships on Married at First Sight UK are closely monitored off screen, by production and an independent psychologist. If any of the relationships develop in a way that is deemed to be potentially unhealthy for either party, we would take expert psychological advice as to whether it was time for them to leave the process.

"The welfare of all contributors on Married at First Sight UK is our top priority and we ensure that appropriate support is available to contributors at all times during filming, including 24/7 access to a member of the welfare team or psych support.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/bradskelly/Channel 4

Topics: Married At First Sight, TV And Film, Sex and Relationships, Channel 4