Married At First Sight’s Mark Kiley says he was 'mis-sold a dream' as he returns to work after the show
28 November 2023, 12:00
MAFS favourite Mark Kiley has given fans an update on his life after the show.
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Since leaving MAFS, Mark has confirmed that he is back at the company he use to work for and says he 'wouldn't have bothered with the show' if he knew what his experience would be like.
In an interview with The Sun, Mark confessed: "I thought I’d be living the high life, going to events, doing lots of Instagram stuff and that life would be better after being on the show. It feels like I was mis-sold a dream."
The groom continued: "If I had known I’d only be there for such a short amount of time I wouldn’t have bothered. My match wasn’t ready for a relationship and I’ve had to go back to my old workplace."
Mark also admitted that he has not kept in touch with Sean and has unfollowed him on Instagram.
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During the interview, Mark revealed his current employment situation, stating:
"When I went on the show, I quit my job and I missed a prepaid holiday that I spent £1,700 on. I left everything to do this, only to come out with nothing.
"I know it was my choice but it felt like I was mis-sold this dream that it would work and I would say goodbye to my normal life.
"Before I thought ‘This is great, I could have a husband and a better career’ but now I don’t have either. It seems like it was all just talk and I was promised a lot more than I was actually given.
"Luckily my old workplace took me back but not with the same role. I’ve had to take a pay cut to come back because they had already filled my position."
In response to Mark's statements, a Channel 4 spokesperson said:
"All contributors are thoroughly prepped for the experience of being on Married at First Sight UK, a prominent TV reality series.
"We stress to all cast that the series should not be seen as a vehicle to gain fame or celebrity and warn against unrealistic expectations of this nature."
Fans won't have too long to wait for the MAFS reunion episode which is due to come out early next year.
It has been confirmed that the following cast members will be attending the reunion: Adrienne Naylor, Ella Morgan, Erica Roberts, Georges Berthonneau, Jay Howard, Jordan Gayle, Laura Vaughan, Matt Pilmoor, Paul Liba, Peggy Rose, Rozz Darlington, Shona Manderson, Tasha Jay and Thomas Kriaras.
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