MAFS UK’s Amy Christophers turned down the chance to appear on Love Island in 2019

Although Amy knows how ‘different’ her life could’ve been, she doesn’t regret her choice


Former Married at First Sight UK bride Amy Christophers has revealed she was approached to appear on Love Island in 2019, but turned it down.

Amy took part in MAFS UK in 2021 and was paired with Joshua Christie. Their relationship had its fair share of ups and downs and they despite trying to make things work after filming, nothing came of it.

In an interview with Spin Genie, Amy revealed she was originally approached to appear on Love Island in 2019, which saw Amber and Greg win the series.

“I had the opportunity to do Love Island in 2019, but I turned it down to do the women’s world cup,” she explained.

”I would have been one of the older ones on the show. I was literally at the cut-off point because I was 32.”

Amy admitted her life “could have been a lot more different” had she decided to take part but said “it just didn’t feel right”.

Amy continued: “It’s too public, and the scrutiny is unreal with Love Island. I had never heard of Married at First Sight when I signed up. I remember chatting to my friend and saying, ‘Is there a show where someone can just find me a husband?’ And she said yeah, funnily enough, there is one called Married at First Sight and they’re taking applications.”

Amy revealed she debated “for a while” about whether or not to apply for the marital experiment and eventually decided to go for it.

“One day I was at the end of my tether and said, ‘What have I got to lose?’ so I applied.”

Amy has continued to share that after finding MAFS UK “seriously hard”, her heart is “too fragile” to go on another dating show again.

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