Megan and Bob said farewell to the other couples after a whirlwind journey (Picture: Channel 4, E4)
Married At First Sight UK viewers were left saddened tonight as two couples decided to leave the experiment.
In Tuesday night’s episode, the latest commitment ceremony saw Alexis and Ant, and Megan and Bob, agree to leave the E4 reality series after struggling to find true romantic connections in their respective marriages.
Sitting on the couch in front of the experts, Megan admitted she was ready to call it a day and said: ‘Throughout this process, I’ve always been quite adamant that if something isn’t there, it can’t grow. But from the people around me, and yourself, everyone has been telling me that can grow.’
When asked how she had tried to make the marriage work, Megan replied: ‘Physically, massages, kisses, cuddles. Communicating, having conversations about our feelings, our past – so many different ways.’
As the experts asked for her decision, she turned to her ‘husband’ and said: ‘Bob is one of the most incredible people I have ever met. You are an amazing person, you’re just not my person,’ before holding up her ‘leave’ decision.
Bob also felt they had come to the end of the road and said: ‘As people, we do get on. It’s just unfortunate that that one bit that we can’t get just isn’t there.’
Alexis and Ant also left after giving the experiment a second go (Picture: Channel 4, E4)
When expert Mel Schillings asked: ‘What is that?’ Bob replied sadly: ‘Love.’
He then read out a poem he’d written to reveal his decision to leave, reciting: ‘I didn’t know how to say this so I just wrote a little something if that’s OK.
‘To Meg, this has been one hell of a ride. We’ve laughed a lot but we’ve also cried. We’ve had our ups, we’ve had our downs, we’ve smiled a lot and we’ve also frowned.
‘You’re a special woman and that I believe I’m gonna miss you megan but I think it’s time to leave.’
It was more of an emotional send-off for Ant and Alexis, both of who had given the experiment a go twice, previously with different spouses.
Ant struggled to find a romantic attraction to the model and explained: ‘Alexis has been completely honest with me, she put her cards on the table and said yes, I do fancy you, and I think by leading her on, if I’d had sex with her, that would be leading her on.’
Alexis wiped away tears and told the experts: ‘I’ve learnt a hell of a lot, I don’t have any regret but it’s definitely time for me to leave,’ as Ant also agreed to exit the series.
Married At First Sight UK airs weeknights at 9pm on E4.