MAFS UK's Amy Christophers shares why she turned down offer from Love Island

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Married at First Sight UK star Amy Christophers has confirmed that she nearly took part in Love Island, though was forced to turn down an offer.

Amy will be familiar to fans for her appearance on Married at First Sight UK's 2021 series, where she married and subsequently decided to stay with Joshua Christie – however, the pair have since decided to go their separate ways.

Amy has now revealed in a new interview that she almost had her big TV break a few years beforehand, though work commitments got in the way.

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"I had the opportunity to do Love Island in 2019, but I turned it down to do the women’s World Cup," she told Spin Genie (via OK!).

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

"Obviously, my life could have been a lot more different if I chose to do it. But, it just didn’t feel right to me at that time. Mainly because it’s too public, and the scrutiny is unreal with Love Island."

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Amy also admitted that she had "never heard of Married at First Sight" when she signed on to the show, recalling: "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. I was debating it for a while and then one day, I was at the end of my tether and said, ‘What have I got to lose?’ so I applied."

Earlier this year, Amy revealed she was subjected to "horrific" body shaming in the wake of last year's Married at First Sight UK reunion episode.

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4 in the UK. Married at First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.

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