E4 shelves popular spin-off show after presenter quits for rival channel | The Sun

MARRIED at First Sight UK's spin-off show will not return for a new series following AJ Odudu's exit.

The Sun can reveal the surprise divorce, as E4 bosses say they're choosing to rest Unveiled.

Previously known as Afters, the weekly entertainment round-up lifted the veil on all the drama and gossip going on behind the scenes.

AJ invited celebrity guests and previous stars to discuss the action in an hour-long slot.

But in May, the 35-year-old host announced she was stepping back after being poached by ITV.

She's since been revealed as the co-presenter of the Big Brother reboot, set to air this autumn, alongside Will Best.


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A source told The Sun: "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."

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MAFS usually kicks off in August, with a longer instalment of 36 episodes this year.

Following in the footsteps of its successful sister show MAFS Australia, the series has produced popular TV stars including Amy Christophers and Nikita Jasmine.

Those who sign up meet a stranger at the altar and marry moments later – having been matched up by experts Paul C Brunson, Mel Schilling andCharlene Douglas.

Last month AJ broke her silence after being named the new host of 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!

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The Sun has reached out to E4 for comment.

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