Married At First Sight star removed from show for "unacceptable" behaviour
The Married At First Sight contestant's behaviour was described by E4 as "unacceptable."
Married At First Sight contestant Nikita Jasmine has been booted off the show after displaying "unacceptable" aggression when a situation "escalated off camera".
A statement from the show released earlier this week read: "The wellbeing of cast and crew is our utmost priority at all times throughout production and beyond.
"During filming, a situation escalated off camera and Nikita displayed a level of aggression that was unacceptable and breached our agreed code of conduct on behaviour."
The spokesperson added that, as a result of the incident, Nikita, was asked to leave.
"All involved have been offered support and Nikita has since apologised and resolved the situation with those involved."
Nikita’s departure will be aired on Thursday’s episode. She has since said that she is "gutted" to be removed from the programme, but that she understands the reasoning behind the decision.
"I am truly gutted to have left the show," she told The Sun. "I loved every minute of the experience but it was a rollercoaster of emotions, and sometimes they got the better of me.
"But that's me as a person and I am truly sorry for any upset I caused during my time in the experiment. However, I will always stand up for what I believe in."
She went on: "I can be loud and lairy, I'll admit that, but I try to be a good person and have others' backs. This can confuse people occasionally. But I do think I am misunderstood. When I left the show I was ready to leave. I fully understand the reasons for my removal and am aware of the repercussions of my actions.
"The dinner party was very overwhelming and did become stressful. At the end of the day I am just a human being and I am never going to be perfect. I don't think anyone in this world is."
Nikita had already launched a furious tirade against her husband, Ant, as they fought on their honeymoon. In one scene, she threw a cup at Ant after he told his new bride that her constant fishing for compliments didn't feel like "banter."
The 26-year-old Geordie had demanded her 'husband' have veneers, a tan, and muscles, something that she clearly felt that Ant lacked.