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Married at First Sight star George Roberts reportedly arrested

He faces allegations of 'controlling and coercive behaviour'.

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George Roberts, a contestant on the current series of Married At First Sight, has reportedly been arrested.

The 40-year-old is being investigated for allegations of ‘controlling and coercive behaviour’. 

The father-of-four, who was matched with April Banbury on the hit reality show, has had three ex-girlfriends come forward to raise concerns, reports The Sun

Roberts has denied the allegations, with a representative telling the paper he finds them ‘deeply upsetting and does not condone abuse nor behaves in that way’. 

He has still appeared on the show on E4 as planned tonight, as all episodes are pre-recorded. 


This series of Married at First Sight has followed 16 individuals, who are matched up by relationship experts and don’t actually meet until they’re standing at the alter – though the marriages aren’t actually legally binding. 

The Met Police confirmed a 40-year-old had been arrested – an arrest that The Sun has linked to Roberts.


 A statement said: “A 40-year-old man was arrested in Worcestershire on Thursday, September 29, on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour.

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“He was taken to a police station and bailed pending further enquiries.”


Speaking about the allegations when they initially surfaced, a spokesperson from Channel 4 (who run E4), said: “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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