MAFS UK star was on TOWIE back in the day

She was at the centre of Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh cheating drama

Married At First Sight Marilyse TOWIE

by Daisy Hall |
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If, like us, the new series of Married At First Sight UK is your favourite thing on TV at the moment, you’ll have seen Marilyse Corrigan’s pretty successful (in the MAFS context) wedding to Franky Spencer.

But this isn’t Marilyse’s first reality TV appearance as in 2013, she featured on an episode of TOWIE defending Mario Falcone after he was accused of cheating on Lucy Mecklenburgh with waitress Amy Broadbent.

Married At First Sight Marilyse TOWIE
Marilyse made her reality TV debut long before MAFS ©Channel 4

In the scene, Marilyse met Lucy for coffee and explained what had happened after seeing the situation unfold whilst she was working in the club.

Defending Mario, Marilyse explained, “Mario was there with his friends, he was sat in the same seat all night, just with a group of lads.

“She was fighting past people to sit next to him. He didn't look too happy about it. He was alone, he kept himself to himself. He wasn't holding any girls’ hands."

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Susie Bradley then1 of 26

Susie Bradley then

Susie had a rollercoaster of a ride on MAFS. Her husband was trying it on with Jessika, she was supposedly trying it on with Jessika's husband Mick - you couldn't write this stuff.

Susie Bradley now2 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @todd_carney06

Susie Bradley now

Now, Susie's looking happy as ever with her fiancé Todd Carney - they're even expecting a baby.

Billy Vincent then3 of 26

Billy Vincent then

Billy ud83eudd7a. Bless his cotton socks, he didn't have the most positive experience on MAFS, did he...

Billy Vincent now4 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @billyvincent

Billy Vincent now

But hey, he's looking absolutely FINE now (in all senses of the word). Phwoar.

Tamara Joy then5 of 26

Tamara Joy then

Ahhh, the real victim of the Jessika/Dan scandal. Poor Tamara.

Tamara Joy now6 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @tamara__joy

Tamara Joy now

Moving on and up looks good on you, Tamara x.

Ning Surasiang then7 of 26

Ning Surasiang then

Just when she thought she was ready to relax into her marriage with Mark, BOOM, brutal dumping.

Ning Surasiang now8 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @ning_sura85

Ning Surasiang now

BUT, Ning is doing better than ever now. She's got a new man, she's just become a grandmother - things are looking up.

Sam Ball then9 of 26

Sam Ball then

Now THIS, is a serious transformation. From preppy....

Sam Ball now10 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @who_is_samm

Sam Ball now RIPPED. Seriously, this man is fully on the gains hype and we think we kind of love the shaved head, too?

Martha Kalifatidis then11 of 26

Martha Kalifatidis then

Yesss, one of the couples that are still going strong three years down the line - Martha and Michael ❤ufe0f.

Martha Kalifatidis now12 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @martha__k

Martha Kalifatidis now

Nowadays, Martha is rocking a ginger 'do and she's looking gorg as ever.

Michael Brunelli then13 of 26

Michael Brunelli then

Back in 2018, Michael was giving us grungy, edgy man-bun vibes.

Michael Brunelli now14 of 26
CREDIT: @mbrunelli

Michael Brunelli now

In 2021, he's neatened up his look a bit and we are loving the blonde buzz.

Lizzie Sobinoff then15 of 26

Lizzie Sobinoff then

Lizzie's transformations is one of the biggest, if you ask us. From blonde with big lashes to...

Lizzie Sobinoff now16 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @lizalizzieelizabeth

Lizzie Sobinoff now

Brunette and...well she still loves a big lash, but we can't blame the gal.

Ines Basic then17 of 26

Ines Basic then

Poor Ines, no one wants to be called the C-word, especially on TV...

Ines Basic now18 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @innnnnnes

Ines Basic now

Thankfully, Ines has moved on from the whole Bronson palaver unscathed and is now living her best influencer life - you go, hun.

Jessika Power then19 of 26

Jessika Power then

Jessika certainly wasn't afraid to stir up the drama on MAFS...

Jessika Power now20 of 26

Jessika Power now

Nowadays, she's switched up her 'do, opting for a bob, and she's even seeing someone new. All that couple-switching on MAFS for nothing, eh?

Dino Hira then21 of 26

Dino Hira then

Bless him, Dino and Mel really didn't have much in common, did they?

Dino Hira now22 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @dino_hira

Dino Hira now

Dino looks pretty similar, these days, but we're loving the unshaven look ud83dude0d.

Matthew Bennett then23 of 26

Matthew Bennett then

Looks like Matthew's been hitting the gym since he finished his stint on MAFS....

Matthew Bennett now24 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @mattybgrateful

Matthew Bennett now

He may not be with Lauren, but Matthew is looking FAB and he seems all loved up with his new partner.

Lauren Huntriss then25 of 26

Lauren Huntriss then

Matthew may have told viewers that he wasn't attracted to Lauren, but we think she's looking gorg.

Lauren Huntriss now26 of 26
CREDIT: Instagram @laurenhuntriss

Lauren Huntriss now

Just LOOK at that winged liner.

Married At First Sight Marilyse TOWIE
Marilyse met up with Lucy to discuss whether Mario had cheated ©ITV2

Amy later hit back at Marilyse in an expletive-laden Twitter rant as she wrote, “So fuming just watched TOWIE with this daft old bag who knows sh-t! Was you there girl?? I'm not about to make up sh-t u sad act!

“Ewwwww. Who is this d-ck on TOWIE!! SHUT UP you lying b*tch!! You don't know shit Ben was there you FOOL!!! Sad b-tch! Ewwwwww who is this pathetic old BAG!! Show yourself horrible girl????”

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Speaking of TOWIE, we’ve got some good news for you as the show recently started filming its 29th series and will start airing THIS SUNDAY.

But, the show is likely to look a little different to what we’re used to after bosses decided to axe various cast members including Courtney Green, Chloe Meadows, Harry Derbidge, Ella Wise and Clelia Theodorou.

During an Instagram Q&A with fans last month, Clelia revealed, "I won’t be returning, no.

"I’ll miss everyone on the show and wish the show well with the new format! I’ve made some amazing friends and memories that I’ll cherish forever."

But the axed cast members aren't the only ones leaving as Bobby Norris has revealed he's quit the show to focus on his presenting career.

He wrote on Instagram, "I’m so excited to finally be able tell you guys some news that I’ve been keeping secret... I have made the decision that now feels like the right time for me to take a step back from @towie as a regular cast member to focus on my presenting career.”

He continued, “After 10 years on TOWIE the show and the fans have been such a huge part of my life, but you haven’t seen the last of me and this is the start of an exciting new chapter!!"

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