Married At First Sight UK star Jordon has spoken out to explain himself after he told his bride Alexis that she wasn’t his usual type as he goes for blondes with blue eyes.
In uncomfortable scenes that aired on Wednesday night, the 27-year-old personal trainer didn’t hold back as he revealed to his new partner that she didn’t fit the bill before adding that he’s looking to wife-swap when the contestants reunite.
‘My type is normally blonde, blue eyes and tanned, but I am attracted to you,’ Jordon confessed, before going onto add: ‘That is my type but don’t let that put you off, I am here to be open-minded. I am willing to try.’
After the episode aired, Jordon decided to clear the air as ‘a lot of trolls’ were ‘coming out of the woodworks’.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, he claimed that producers encouraged him to relay his type to Alexis.
‘Tonight, I told Alexis my type was blonde hair and blue eyes,’ Jordon said. ‘Off the camera, you get asked questions like, “Can you tell Alexis what your type would be outside the experiment” and you say that and that gets filmed, and it gets used as a scene basically to make you look like a c*ck.
‘What you’re seeing is not necessarily a true reflection of what the person’s like, so don’t get lost in it.’
He went on to add: ‘TV works in a mysterious way.
‘You can film for 14 hours and they’ll only use 20 minutes, maybe less than that. Things are edited a lot. There are a lot of things you don’t see on the camera simply because there’s not enough time, so you never know the whole story apart from what you see on TV.
‘It’s important not to get lost in the episode too much. We want you to indulge, but we don’t want you to get lost and lose your head.’
Jordon also implored viewers to ‘be kind’. ‘It’s a lot easier to be kind than nasty. It takes a lot less energy,’ he continued.
‘Social media is a very powerful thing these days, so let’s use it for the right reasons in a positive way.’
Whether or not Jordon and Alexis will survive the rest of the week remains to be seen, especially as Jordon said he was ready to find a new wife.
‘I can’t wait to get back to the UK,’ he said at the end of Wednesday’s episode.
‘I can’t wait to go to the dinner parties and speak to the other guys and to meet the other girls. If wife-swapping is an option right now, count me in.
‘I’ve got the green card up and ready to go because I’m not happy with what I got.’
Married At First Sight UK continues tonight at 9pm on E4.
Credit: Original article published here.