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Married at First Sight's Gemma pulls out of Christmas special over editing

Daisy Phillipson

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Married at First Sight's Gemma pulls out of Christmas special over editing

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Although the latest season of Married at First Sight UK has wrapped up for good, the couples will be reunited for a Christmas special later this year.

However, one star won't be making a return and the news will no doubt disappoint the fans.

A representative confirmed to Metro.co.uk that Gemma Rose has pulled out of the episode due to issues with the editing.

Gemma had a tough time of it with her partner Matt Murray, who was vocal about his dislike of her sexual innuendos.

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Gemma and Matt seemed like a perfect match, but it wasn't meant to be. Credit: Channel 4
Gemma and Matt seemed like a perfect match, but it wasn't meant to be. Credit: Channel 4

The pair continued to lock horns throughout their relationship before Matt cheated on Gemma with fellow contestant Whitney Hughes.

The relationship between Matt and Whitney, who left her husband Duka Cavolli, proved controversial after they asked if they could re-enter the experiment as a couple.

The switch up was so serious that Married At First Sight expert Paul C Brunson revealed filming for the show was put on hold while they figured out what to do next.

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But for Gemma - who is a hairdresser and business owner - it was the way she was made to come across that she wasn't happy with, and she previously took to Instagram to slam producers' 'unacceptable' editing.

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In one clip, she said: "Storylines like this, the image they've created of me, ruins lives. It's not okay, I have two children and a business."

Gemma further explained the issues she had with her portrayal in a Q&A with the fans, saying: "I hold my hands up, I take my humour too far. BUT off camera HE WAS THE SAME."

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She also wrote in an Instagram Story: "Have we learnt anything from Love Island. False versions of serious situations and changing the storyline so dramatically... RUINS LIVES."

Although Gemma was present for the two reunion specials which aired earlier this week, she won't be coming back for Christmas due to the editing issue.

A rep for the reality TV star told the outlet: "Gemma was intending on attending the Christmas reunion as she was asked to be part of the cast.

Matt and Whitney left their spouses for each other, but they had broken up by the time of the reunion. Credit: Channel 4
Matt and Whitney left their spouses for each other, but they had broken up by the time of the reunion. Credit: Channel 4
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"But after the show airing and seeing how they edited her she has since decided to not work with Channel 4 again."

A spokesperson for Channel 4 said of the previous editing backlash: "Married at First Sight UK episodes are carefully put together so that, while we cannot show every moment of scenes that can take hours to film, we ensure that what we do broadcast is a fair and accurate reflection of the events that unfolded."

Tyla has contacted Channel 4 for further comment.

Topics: Married At First Sight, Channel 4, TV And Film, Celebrity

Daisy Phillipson
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