Married at First Sight UK fans plead with bosses for a format change after spotting an ‘annoying’ theme
Married At First Sight UK fans have begged bosses to put an end to an ‘annoying’ theme that emerged during the new series.
While many viewers are already invested in the romances that have blossomed in the first week, it has become clear that the show has taken inspiration from a vintage ITV show with a new element.
This year, many brides and grooms have their own history of struggles, leading many viewers to complain that the show is too full of “sob stories.”
Among them was Peggy, who married Georges in Thursday’s episode, with the blonde beauty detailing her inability to find love after her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Paul, who married Tasha in the same episode, also revealed he had lost a close friend prior to his wedding, breaking down while discussing him during his speech.
Real? Married At First Sight UK fans have begged bosses to put an end to an ‘annoying’ theme that emerged during the new series
Annoying: This year, many brides and grooms have their own history of struggles, leading many viewers to complain that the show is too full of ‘sob stories’
Tasha was also heard talking about how her parents “broke up when she was 12,” and that she grew up in a home where no one ever hugged or said, “I love you.”
Fans quickly noticed that the “sob stories” became a key element in almost every couple, and took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to vent their frustrations.
One tweeted: ‘I didn’t know I was watching X Factor with all the sob stories! #MAFSUK,” while a second posted: “Sick of these X Factor sob stories #MAFSUK.”
“When you hear another sob story. They don’t need marriage, they just need therapy… #MAFSUK,” a third shared.
One fan posted: ‘Could it be that in the next series, ordinary people don’t want five minutes of fame, but actually want to find love? Not fake and plastic like this year’s cast. And less sob stories!’
One fan posted: ‘Why would having a parent with a serious illness affect your dating life??? I just don’t do those horrible sob stories!!!!’
“Why does everyone on MAFS have a sob story? Can’t you come to this show without it?’ one shared.
Another annoyed fan wrote: ‘What’s with all the sob stories, it’s not BGT.’
Hard times: Tasha was also heard talking about how her parents “broke up when she was 12,” and that she grew up in a home where no one ever hugged or said, “I love you.”
It comes after MailOnline revealed transgender bride Ella Morgan cheated on her husband Nathanial Valentino with another groom on the show.
Ella, 29, shared a passionate kiss with a contestant on the E4 series who took part in the experiment at a later date behind Nathanial’s back, despite having promised each other on their wedding day.
The revelation rocked the cast and Ella’s relationship with Nathanial, 36, who identifies as pansexual, meaning he doesn’t see gender and falls in love with the person, was left in tatters.
Viewers cried as Ella and Nathanial got married after first meeting at the altar and the former Geordie Shore star accepted his new wife for who she is as a transgender woman.
But Ella formed a bond with one of the other grooms in the trial, a heterosexual man, and the two agreed they were much better suited.
A TV source told MailOnline: ‘There’s no denying that Ella and Nathanial were instantly attracted to each other on the day of their wedding.
Furious: Fans quickly noticed that the ‘sob stories’ became a key element in almost every couple, and took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express their frustrations
‘But Ella’s natural type is a straight man with masculine energy, so one of the other grooms ticked more of her boxes.
“She didn’t want to hurt Nathanial or go against the process because being on the show means so much to her.
‘Ella was looking for love and the other groom adores her body and mind, which made them much more likely to have a long-term relationship together.’
The E4 show introduces new couples to the experiment as the series unfolds and Ella’s affair takes place with one of the grooms who is not yet part of the trial.
Married At First Sight UK continues on E4 on Monday at 9pm.