Channel 4 bosses reportedly threatened to axe several Married At First Sight UK cast members (Picture: Channel 4)
Three cast members on this season’s Married At First Sight UK were reportedly in hot water with Channel 4 bosses after a wild night of partying.
The reality dating show sees singletons introduced to their potential match at the end of the aisle, where they marry, as the title might suggest, at first sight.
Tuesday night saw the second episode of the new series air on Channel 4, and it’s already proving hugely popular – but some of this year’s contestants reportedly almost got fired before things even began.
As reported by the Mail Online, network bosses called in lawyers after a night of ‘wild partying’ shortly after the series began filming.4
It led to a legal team writing up new contracts banning the cast from entering central London, instead staying in Wembley where they are put up for the duration of the show.
This is said to have infuriated cast members who were not involved in the partying and alleged ‘rule-breaking’ as they claimed they were being treated like naughty children by bosses.
The popular dating show sees two singletons marry within seconds of meeting each other (Picture: Channel 4)
The outlet reports that the alleged incident took place at Box Park Wembley after two weeks of filming, with the cast – who had just married their new partners – hoping to let off some steam.
A source claimed the cast were ‘chaperoned by the welfare team’ at the party, which continued in one of the Wembley apartments, but ‘the night took an unexpected turn and three cast members were reprimanded the next day for their actions.’
‘The entire cast were spoken to either as individuals or in their couples by CPL Productions and were warned about how serious the situation was and to not do the same again.’
Channel 4 bosses allegedly called a legal team over the ‘wild partying’ (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)
The source went on to say the contestants ‘who weren’t involved felt the decision to punish them as a group was “unfair” and they ended up being treated like children.’
None of the three contestants allegedly at the heart of the incident have been named, and the series – filmed earlier this year – is continuing to air as normal.
Asked for comment, a Channel 4 spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘The welfare of all contributors on Married At First Sight UK is of paramount importance.
‘Each individual agrees to a standard of behaviour before commencing filming and we take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis if contributors fall below that standard.’
Married At First Sight UK continues at 9pm Wednesday on Channel 4.