E4 axes popular dating series spin-off after presenter quits for rival channel

Following AJ Odudu 's exit for a rival channel, E4 has reportedly decided to scrap the spin-off show for Married At First Sight.

Bosses have decided to rest the weekly after show MAFS UK: Unveiled, which is a weekly roundup show that gets to the heart of all the drama and gossip from the series.

The popular host would invite celebrities and previous contestants of the programme to discuss all the drama from the latest instalment.

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However it has now been reported that execs have decided to axe the series, following AJ's move to present the Big Brother reboot on ITV.

Back in May she announced she was stepping back after it was revealed the she would be fronting the long-running social experiment format with Will Best.

According to The Sun, a source said: "AJ is hugely popular with MAFS viewers.

"She's a genuine fan of the show and brought so much energy to the spin-off.

"Since bosses found out AJ is too busy to film alongside her other projects this year, they made the decision to rest the show for now.

"The door is open for AJ and the spin-off series to return in future, but it felt the right time to take a step back."

This comes after AJ previously spoke out for the first time after it was announced she was going to be the main host for Big Brother.

She said: “This is not a drill! I’m beyond excited to finally be able to say that, I am hosting Big Brother!

“I couldn't be more ecstatic to front such an iconic show and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will Best is the icing on the cake. Get ready to be obsessed!

“Big Brother House, I'm coming to get you!”

This year, the show will feature more episodes than ever with bosses promising a 36-episode series, following it's popularity.

Paul C Brunson, Mel Schilling and Charlene Douglas will return as the experts for the show and they will try and match up unsuspecting singletons as they try to find their lifelong match.

The format follows the successful sister version from Australia where a number of contestants will sign up to the show to meet a stranger at the altar and tie the knot only minutes later.

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