Married at First Sight’sAndrew Jones awoke to find another man in the bed he was sharing with Cheryl Maitland during their Gold Coast homestay.
And one of Cheryl’s friends is alleged to have pierced the Perth firefighter in the neck with her stiletto heel, the previous night.
The shock incidents have not featured in the show, even though they help explain Andrew’s apparent resentment towards Cheryl.
The glaring omissions cast doubt over the legitimacy of the show’s story line, which is meant to document the progress of the couple’s relationship.
They also put Andrew’s prickly behaviour towards Cheryl in context.
Cheryl admitted she had welcomed another man into the bed, when asked by Confidential.
“It’s actually one of my best friends and he’s gay,” she said.
Cheryl, a former topless waitress who appeared in a leaked video snorting a white substance off her breast, said Andrew was “passed out” in the bed when she climbed in with the man and went to sleep.
Andrew had been out with Cheryl’s friends at a Gold Coast pub the night before, but went home early following an incident and was in bed my midnight.
Cheryl arrived home in the early hours of the morning, with the man.
“He was getting up anyway,” she said.
Cheryl said the man, named Jordan, had initially been sleeping on the living room couch but she moved him into her bedroom so her housemates could enjoy breakfast.
“That night we weren’t really getting along so when he woke up, we didn’t really speak,” she said of Andrew.
“And then he left that day and I never really saw him until he picked me up for the airport.”
A source said Andrew fled Cheryl’s Gold Coast apartment, after realising he was in bed with both Cheryl and the man, and told producers he wanted out of the show.
Andrew stayed overnight at a mate’s place before flying to Sydney with Cheryl to film a dinner party.
According to the source, he was convinced to stay until the next commitment ceremony and told not to speak of the incidents during filming as they happened off camera.
Footage of Andrew agreeing not to refer to the incidents gave the impression he had agreed to not discuss the relationship with other cast members.
So viewers were left outraged when Jones appeared to betray Cheryl by speaking about the relationship at the dinner party.
Cheryl claims she was in the bathroom when her friend allegedly injured Andrew at the pub.
“I don’t feel bad because I honestly wasn’t there at that time,” Cheryl said.
The woman allegedly lay on a table and repeatedly pressed her stiletto heel into Andrew’s neck, prompting him to leave the pub alone.
“She lined him up with her stiletto heel and repeatedly pushed it into his neck, until he stood up and left the booth,” a source said.
“She was yelling “I don’t know who you are. F**** off”.
The injury is visible in an episode of the show.
Andrew Jones sporting his neck injury.
Cheryl said Andrew told her what had happened, on the night, but she didn’t believe him.
She claims she hasn’t discussed the incident with her friend.
“Yes I’ve seen her since then but I’ve never even bought it up because I think it’s stupid,” Cheryl said.
“I haven’t sat there and talked about it.
“I have a life outside of the show.”