MAFS Amy: ‘It was hard seeing Josh at the reunion – he looked so hot!’

After her marriage breakdown to Josh Christie, MAFS UK’s Amy Christophers tells Closer how she regrets not listening to her co-stars and reveals her plans now the show is over

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by Marianna Manson |
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They had a tumultuous marriage on the show, with blazing rows and a fiery sex life. But the MAFS reunion show, which was due to air on Monday night, revealed that Amy Christophers and Josh Christie had called time on their relationship.

Sports presenter Amy and athlete and DJ Josh were partnered up as experts believed that self-confessed ladies’ man Josh, 26, had left his old ways behind and was a perfect match for feisty Amy.

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They had a difficult time on the show ©E4

While Amy, 34, expressed reservations about their eight-year age gap at their wedding, the couple had moments of promise during the experiment, with both of them saying there were “no problems in the bedroom department”. But viewers also saw the hot-headed couple have blazing rows and clash over their levels of affection, with Josh calling Amy “needy”.

Now, two months on from when the Reunion show was filmed in August, Amy tells Closer that she’s still reeling from her break-up with Josh, but happy they’ve remained close. She says, “We worked so hard on the show and at times, it felt like us against the world. But on the outside, we couldn’t make it work. I really tried to find a solution to every hurdle we faced, but the distance was quite hard – with him living in London and me living in Cornwall.

“I don’t want to insult Josh – he’s a good guy – but I tried to ask him a real reason for our break-up and he just couldn’t give one. I felt like he wasn’t making an effort.

“The reunion show was tough, because it was still raw. I was full of emotions and seeing him again brought all of those feelings back. He had been working out and looked so hot! We’re on good terms now though – I care about him a lot and want him to be happy. We were portrayed as always rowing but we had a lot of laughs together. We still talk every day.”

Amy has had her fair share of heartache, and revealed on the show that, during her early thirties, her fiancé left her, and she then found out she was pregnant, expecting twins. She tragically miscarried one, and chose to medically terminate the other, leaving her heartbroken.

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Amy and Josh on their wedding day ©E4

And while Amy says she was hopeful she’d find The One on the show, her experience has left her lacking faith in love, and she’s wary of how she came across to any potential suitors who were watching.

She says, “I said before I went into the experiment, ‘I’m either going to meet the love of my life or I’m going to learn a massive lesson and meet the love of my life afterwards.’ But I don’t have any faith in love at the moment! I’m in self-preservation mode and healing. I’m just worried any men might be put off, and think I’m a miserable cow after watching me. I’m really not – I’m a really loving girlfriend and person!”

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Adam and Tayah - ENGAGED

Adam and Tayah proved love at first sight most definitely IS a thing! These two immediately hit it off on their wedding day, with the pair even saying the L word on their honeymoon. After zero issues throughout the process, viewers were over the moon when Adam proposed to Tayah for real during their final vow renewal. Since the final episode, Adam and Tayah have been very loved-up on socials, it looks like this pair could last forever!

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Luke and Morag - SPLIT

It's safe to say Luke and Morag didn't get off to the best start during the MAFS process. After Morag confessed she didn't find her husband attractive, the couple struggled with intimacy. However, by the end of the process, Luke and Morag had seemingly found a spark, with the pair choosing to stay together during the final vow renewal. Despite this, the pair confirmed during the reunion show they'd split up, with Morag admitting Luke hadn't phoned her since the process ended. However, Luke later said it was because Morag still didn't care for him.

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Daniel and Matt - TOGETHER

Despite seemingly falling for each other very quickly, Daniel and Matt had their struggles due to Matt living in Leeds and Daniel being from Northern Ireland. However, after remaining together during the final vow renewal, the pair have been seriously loved-up on social media and admitted during the reunion they are very happy together! We have high hopes for these two!

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Marilyse and Franky - SPLIT

These two shocked viewers during the final vow renewal when they revealed their true feelings for each other, with Franky even admitting he was ready to move back to the UK from Dubai. Franky later gushed about his girl on social media, admitting he'd moved to the same town as Marilyse and met her children.However, on Friday 8th October, the pair both released statements confirmed they'd split. They remain good friends.

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Josh and Amy - SPLIT

There's no denying the fact that Josh and Amy had a whirlwind experience during the MAFS experiment. After the pair had initial doubts over their age-gap, the couple experienced a number of fiery arguments and disagreements. However, by the end of the process the pair seemed closer than ever, with Josh opening up about his feelings towards Amy during the final vow renewal. The pair have been pretty quiet on social media since the final and during the reunion show they confirmed they are no longer together.

Amy has already been in the public eye, having carved out a career as a sports presenter after glamour modelling, and having starred on The Bachelor in 2012.

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And with fame comes opinions on social media - and while Amy says she’s able to brush off any negative comments about her appearance and is body confident, she struggles with being criticised for her personality.

She says, “In terms of body hang-ups, I’m confident. I think my body is amazing. I didn’t use to – I used to criticise myself more when I was a slim size 6, in my early twenties. But now I love the body I have – I’ll go to the gym but I won’t beat myself up if I fancy a burger, too.

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“I don’t let things get to me, but reading comments attacking my character has been hard. Sometimes emotions get the better of me and I am passionate and, yes, I can get feisty at times if it’s something that I believe in. But I was stupid to let my emotions get the better of me.”

While she had hopes for a future with Josh – with the pair discussing moving to Manchester together – Amy is now reassessing her future, and has decided to put love on the backburner and focus on her career.

She says, “I’m going to crack on with my TV career, my sports presenting and I’d love to go into documentary making. I’m just focusing on myself now, but I know the man of my dreams is out there somewhere.”

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