Married At First Sight's George breaks silence following arrest
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Married at First Sight UK's George Roberts has broken his silence following his arrest.
The 40-year-old star tied the knot with April Banbury on the E4 reality TV series, and their relationship continued to go from strength to strength - despite a few small bumps along the way.
In the recently aired two-part reunion special, the couple were still together and appeared to be in a strong position.
However, in a follow-up episode of Married at First Sight UK: Unveiled, April revealed that the pair had gone their separate ways.
When host AJ Odudu asked about whether she was still with George, she replied: "No, sadly not."
The news arrived after George was arrested and released for 'emotional abuse' allegations made by three women claiming to be his ex-girlfriends.
Speaking to The Sun, the women alleged they had alerted Channel 4 after noticing he was set to get married on the show.
One told the outlet: "I contacted Married at First Sight, E4 and All4 and the producers to tell them he was a known emotional and mental abuser of women."
Another said: "I sent everything I had. They said they would be looking into it."
Earlier this month, it was revealed that George had been taken in by police over the allegations.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Met Police said: "A 40-year-old man was arrested by Met officers in Worcestershire on Thursday, 29 September on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour.
"He was taken to a Worcestershire police station and subsequently bailed to return pending further enquiries."
They continued: "This follows an allegation of controlling and coercive behaviour and harassment reported to the Met on Monday, 26 September."
George has denied the claims, with a spokesperson for the star saying: "George categorically denies these allegations.
"As a father of daughters, he finds these accusations deeply upsetting and does not condone abuse nor behaves in that way.
"These allegations were never brought to his attention, investigated or taken further by the police for good reason as they are simply not true."
The 40-year-old has since broken his silence in an Instagram Story, in which he shared the following quote from the late political activist Emmeline Pankhurst: "Justice and judgement lie often a world apart."
Alongside the quote, he said: "Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the messages of support. I appreciate you ALL. #Bekind."
Tyla has contacted Channel 4 and George Roberts for comment.
Topics: Married At First Sight, TV And Film