‘He threw me under the bus’: Married At First Sight UK’s Lara slams husband Richie as ‘fake’ and ‘dishonest’ as she claims he played up to the cameras on the show
Married At First Sight UK’s Lara Eyre has spoken out on her experience on this year’s edition of the show, slamming her match Richie Dews as ‘fake’.
The waitress, 50, described the guitarist as ‘playing up to the cameras’ during their time on the dating show, as she admitted her upset over being ‘thrown under the bus’ by him.
Following a seemingly good start, the pair decided to leave the show during it’s second week as they struggled to make things work as a married couple.
‘He threw me under the bus’: Married At First Sight’s Lara, 50, has slammed her former husband Richie Dews as ‘fake’ and ‘dishonest’ as she claims he played up to the cameras
Richie and Lara met for the first time at the alter, and instantly hit it off while tying the knot during the unconvential dating show.
But the latter appeared slightly unnerved at her new husband’s lack of dating experience, with the musician admitting he had never been in love or in a long-term relationship.
And during the second commitment ceremony, single mum Lara dubbed the former rocker a ‘great guy’ but admitted he wasn’t the one for her – as they decided to part ways.
But the Canada-native has now explained there was plenty more going on off-screen, claiming that Richie ‘played up to the cameras’ and was ‘completely different’ while filming and not.
She revealed to The Sun: ‘It felt like I was dating a TV presenter because Richie was always acting whenever they were filming and concerned with how people would perceive him.
‘When the cameras were off, Richie kept to himself and wasn’t as enthusiastic or caring, he didn’t ask much about me except for when they were filming. How can you make a relationship work if someone’s performing? I was there for realness and he wanted to come off looking fantastic.’
Just a day before they decided to leave the show, Lara and Richie attended the weekly couple’s dinner party seperately – giving a strong indication of the cracks in the relationship.
But with Richie arriving to the party first, Lara shared that she was ‘hurt’ as the musician got first dibs chatting to their co-stars – as he explained that he ‘didn’t know’ where his wife was during the party.
Differences: From the get-go, Lara appeared slightly unnerved at her new husband’s lack of dating experience, with the musician admitting he had never been in love or a long-term relationship
Acting: ‘It felt like I was dating a TV presenter because Richie was always acting whenever they were filming and concerned with how people would perceive him,’ she explained
Revealing that Richie was cautious of his image and begged her not to say ‘bad things’ about him as they put on a united front, she spoke of her shock upon arriving to the dinner party.
Explaining: ‘It was a bit of a shock when I arrived at the dinner party and he had thrown me under the bus. I was quite upset when I watched that back.’
Lara also detailed how she wished the show was filmed more similarily to Love Island, with 24/7 cameras to ensure less acting.
Cautious: ‘Richie always told me, “please don’t say bad things about me” and was clear that he wanted to maintain how great we were,’ she continued
Camera ready: Lara also explained that she wished the show was filmed more similarily to Love Island, with 24/7 cameras to ensure less acting
A self-proclaimed ‘superfan’ of the show, the Nottingham local was surprised at the editing that went on from the show, explaining that the heavily edited commitment ceremony’s changed the actual narritave.
MailOnline have contacted Richie Dews for comment.
The E4 show uses a team of ‘dating experts’ to match singletons looking for love, fast-tracking the dating process as they meet for the first time on their wedding day.
Going through the social experiment, each couple must live together and forge a relationship as a new married couple – attending weekly dinner parties and commitment ceremony with their co-stars to chat over their emotions, and decide whether to continue in the marriage or call it quits.
Married At First Sight UK continues on Monday at 9pm on E4.
Cast: The E4 show uses a team of ‘dating experts’ to match singletons looking for love, fast-tracking the dating process as they meet for the first time on their wedding day