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Nine releases official statement after MAFS bride Poppy calls out Luke

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Channel Nine and Endemol Shine has released an official statement in relation to recent claims made by Married At First star Poppy Jennings.

WATCH: Poppy calls Luke the c-word during MAFS screening

In a statement provided to news.com.au, the TV network and production company addressed a now-deleted post, which the reality star allegedly posted on her Facebook account.

“We have seen Poppy’s post and note her distress,” Channel 9 and Endemol Shine reportedly wrote in the statement.

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Channel Nine and Endemol Shine has released an official statement in relation to recent claims made by Married At First star Poppy Jennings. (Credit: Nine Network)

“We have reached out to her to offer support and won’t be making any further public comment and will focus on doing our best to support both Poppy and Luke.”

Poppy previously claimed she was exposing ‘the f***ing truth’ about the show’s inner workings, and alleged producers manufactured TV husband Luke to look like Mr Nice Guy.

At the time, she reportedly said: “He’s actually a ‘complete d**k.”

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Poppy previously claimed she was exposing ‘the f–king truth’ about the show’s inner workings, and alleged producers manufactured TV husband Luke to look like Mr Nice Guy. (Credit: Nine Network)

She added: “Producers told me Australia was going to f***ing hate me,’ before stating that father-of-two Luke was “fake on camera and a complete d**k behind the scenes”.

Poppy also claimed that Luke, a FIFO worker, was told by his employers to be “on his best behavior” while the cameras were rolling, which was exactly what he did, she alleged.

The mother to twin toddlers has since alleged she’s been trolled because of her “edited” portrayal on the show, and claimed there’s more to MAFS than meets the eye.

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Poppy also claimed that Luke, a FIFO worker, was told by his employers to be “on his best behavior” while the cameras were rolling, which was exactly what he did, she alleged. (Credit: Nine Network)

Luke later told The Daily Telegraph: “I am not going to make any comments because, honestly, the best way to react is not to react.”

He added: “To be honest, Poppy is a good person and the best of luck to her. I am not going to comment on anything because it is not worth it, it really isn’t.

“Honestly, she just needs to move on like I have and that is it. We are finished on the show and that is as far as it goes,” he said.

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The mother to twin toddlers has since alleged she’s been trolled because of her edited portrayal on the show, and claimed there’s more to MAFS than meets the eye. (Credit: Nine Network)

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