MAFS UKs Whitney breaks silence after Georges ‘controlling behaviour arrest’

Married At First Sight UKstar Whitney Hughes has broken the cast’s silence surrounding the arrest of co-star George Roberts.

Roberts, 40, is reportedly facing a police investigation over allegations of coercive control and harassment afterthree of his ex-girlfriends accuse him of emotional abuse.

After last night’s episode Whitney, 31, was live on Instagram about to discuss the show with her followers, however she then saw an alert about Roberts arrest and cut her session short.

She then took to her Instagram Stories to explain why.

Explaining why she ended the live, she begins: “Hi guys, sorry about that, sorry about cutting the live short like that, I was probably on for about two seconds.

“I just saw a notification about the news of what’s just been released into the press so it’s not a good time, I feel, to be going live, but we will pick it up and do it another time. So yeah, sorry about that.”

While she didn’t directly address Roberts arrest, her message came minutes after news broke of the development.

In a statement,the Met Police told OK!: “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. This follows an allegation of controlling and coercive behaviour and harassment reported to the Met on Monday, 26 September.”

George, who married April Banbury, 32, will still continue to feature in MAFS, as E4 bosses have decided that the pre-recorded episodes will continue to air as they are.

The dad-of-four's arrest comes after it was reported that he had been accused of alleged emotional abuse by three of his ex-girlfriends which he “categorically denies.”

It’s been reported that the three women made separate complaints to police about his behaviour, and were horrified when show producers ignored their allegations.

Channel 4 claimed rigorous checks were made on the contestants and “any allegations of this nature are taken extremely seriously”.

A spokesperson told OK!: “We work incredibly closely with our production partners to ensure all Married at First Sight UK contributors are subject to rigorous background and psychological checks, including the most detailed police checks a production is able to undertake.

"Any allegations of this nature are taken extremely seriously by Channel 4.”


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