Just when you thought Channel Nine’s so-called ‘social experiment’, Married At First Sight, couldn't be plagued by behavior any more repellant than what we’ve already seen, the program has been rocked by a revolting new sex scandal.
Traumatised bride Cheryl has this week spoken out at Andrew’s lewd sexual proposal, voicing her outrage that she was exposed to a request for group sex on a show that was allegedly about meeting a husband and settling down. Andrew had suggested the pair engage in a threesome with Lauren – something Cheryl says she has no interest in.
'The threesome comment, it was just disgusting and not what I'm here for,' Cheryl told OK! magazine.
And on reports that Andrew feels he’s been betrayed and misrepresented in the editing process, Cheryl says that couldn’t be further from the truth.
'I feel like everyone is getting portrayed as they are,' she says. 'At the end of the day, that's how he acted towards me, he wasn't told to say that.'
Andrew has found himself in increasingly hot water with fans - forcing him into hiding after he was bombarded with threats.
It was after the 38-year-old firefighter belittled his on-screen partner, Cheryl, that outraged viewers unleashed their fury on recent photos posted to his personal Instagram account.
‘They started appearing during the show and went on well into the night,” says a source. “He tried to delete them to begin with but they were so relentless he didn’t know what to do and just shut down his accounts.’
Branding him a bully and making physical threats of violence, the shocked reality star is now refusing to go out in public because of concerns for his safety.
‘You’re a disgusting coward and if I ever bump into you I will give you a good flogging,’ wrote one fan. ‘A disgrace to Western Australia, the Fire Department and your own mother,” added another.
‘He was completely blindsided by it all,’ says a source. ‘He doesn’t want to leave the house in case people recognise him and is actually really stressed out.’