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Kathryn Williams

Married At First Sight UK groom shares exactly what it's like appearing on the 'draining' show

Married At First Sight UK is causing tonnes of TV drama this autumn as contestants storm off and with others getting together with other people's spouses, it must make viewers wonder what it's like actually being on the E4 reality show. Now 2022 contestant Pjay Finch, who has already left the series, has spoken out about what it's like to be on the hit show and how the couples' conversations are structured.

Pjay, a Dreamboys stripper, was in the series currently airing on E4 but left after his wedding to dental hygienist Jess Potter didn't work out. He says that while the show was the "best thing he's done" the constant, repeated conversations were draining on the stars, reports The Sun.

Pjay said on the Secure The Insecure Podcast: "Married At First Sight UK is probably the best thing I've ever done because I've learned so much about myself - how I deal with things, how I accept things, how I accept people. It's just mad because it's 10 hours a day of filming. It's constant. Producers will say 'can you do this again? Can you do it again? Can you do it again?'

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"The more you do it, it's like, 'oh, I haven't got the same energy as I did when I first started'. And it's just it's very, very draining. That's the best word to use. It's very draining."

He also shared an insight into the explosive dinner parties the couples have to attend. "Sometimes at the dinner party, everything would be fine, everyone's getting on," he went on to say. "Then all of a sudden, something happens. Remember, everybody's been drinking. We've been there all day. Everyone's frustrated, Everybody's hungry. It was so much tension in one room. And all it took was that little fuse and it does blow up, which it did every day.

"I've never really done a TV show before. So I don't know if it is like a technique they do to maybe put you in a situation where you're hungry and then roll the camera. I'll call it 'hangry', you know there's no food so think 'let's drink some alcohol'."

An MAFS UK spokesman responded to those claims saying: "Food was available before and during filming, including the option of a meal before filming began, a meal during the dinner party and snacks were available throughout.

"Alcohol intake was monitored across the shoot, which took place during the course of a single evening, and producers prioritised the contributor’s safety and wellbeing at all times."


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