Married At First Sight UK fans were left in a state of disapproval after a preview for the upcoming episode hinted at the return of Ella Morgan and JJ Slater, sparking outrage and dismay.
The teaser previewed the couples embarking on a retreat, accompanied by a voiceover proclaiming an impending revelation: ‘None of the couples are prepared for the biggest shock of the experiment so far.’ Following this announcement, the new wedded couples were shown reacting with evident shock and confusion as a female figure entered the room.
Ella and JJ were initially matched with different spouses, but their romance took a dramatic turn when they began an affair behind their partners’ backs. In the wake of this revelation, Ella’s groom, Nathaniel Valentino, dramatically exited the experiment.
The unexpected return of Ella and JJ drew intense reactions from viewers, with many considering it unfair and disrespectful to the original concept of the show and to Bianca, who had a contentious history with JJ.
Bianca had previously called out JJ for his apparent insincerity in the experiment, highlighting his preference for a different type of person than herself. The revelation of JJ and Ella’s return led fans to express their discontent with the show.
Some viewers stated that they were ready to stop watching the show due to this development, viewing it as a breach of the fundamental principles of the series. Ella and JJ’s potential return seemed to overshadow the core concept of the show, leaving many disgruntled.
As fans vocalised their frustrations, they criticised the producers for what they perceived as prioritising drama over the integrity of the show’s premise. Some declared their support for Bianca, highlighting her mistreatment throughout the season.
In light of the preview, Married At First Sight UK fans expressed their discontent and disappointment, with some even contemplating tuning out in protest against the reintroduction of Ella and JJ to the experiment. The potential return of the couple fueled accusations of the show deviating from its original intent, leaving many viewers dissatisfied with the direction of the series.