MAFS UK fans left in hysterics by Arthur’s ‘anti-Chelsea’ outfit

Married At First Sight UK fans were left in hysterics during Wednesday’s reunion episode as they praised Arthur Poremba for showing up in an ‘anti-Chelsea’ outfit. 

The tennis instructor, 34, from London had been married to Hampshire-dwelling but Chelsea obsessed Laura Vaughan, 37, on the show, with a long-running rift in the marriage being that Arthur did not carry himself like the affluent west London men she had previously dated. 

After he was brutally dumped by Laura in the vow renewal, it appeared Arthur was well and truly over trying to mimic Arthur’s posh type and decided to attend the reunion dinner party in a vest and baggy jeans. 

With the show experts watching on from a separate room, Mel Schilling mused: ‘Arthur didn’t get the dress code memo…’ 

It then cut to a visibly annoyed Laura saying: ‘Arthur looks like he’s come straight from the gym,’ adding sarcastically, ‘It’s nice to see he’s really put an effort in for seeing his ex-wife for the first time.’ 

Didn't get the dress code memo? MAFS UK fans were left in hysterics during Wednesday's reunion episode as they praised Arthur Poremba for showing up in an 'anti-Chelsea' outfit

Not impressed: Laura was always upset that Arthur did not carry himself like the affluent west London men she had previously dated

Undeterred by his ex-wife’s scowling expression, Arthur walked over to greet her and compliment her on how beautiful she looked, with the experts praising his politeness.  

Taking to X, formally known as Twitter, fans shared: ‘lovin arthur’s will cosplay tonight #mafs2023’; ‘Arthur doesn’t give a s**t about anything and I secretly love it #MAFS’; ‘Arthur has literally picked the most anti-Chelsea outfit to deliberately rile Laura. And I’m here for that! #MAFSUK’; ‘The way I just HOWLED when Arthur walked in wearing his vest though #MAFS #MAFSUK #ArthurVest’ 

‘Arthur just dgaf. He’s turned up in a vest to a dinner party??!’; ‘Arthur is unintentionally the funniest person I’ve ever seen on MAFS #MAFSUK’; ‘Arthur is here to cause problems and problems ONLY’; ‘ I think we can all learn something from Arthur. Don’t take life too seriously, wear what’s comfortable, make stupid jokes, have a giggle. Life’s too short to be miserable #MAFSUK’. 

Arthur’s unusual clothing choice comes after he was on the receiving end of an ‘unnecessarily cruel’ speech by Laura at the vow renewal. 

In the previous scenes three of the couples, Laura and Arthur, Jordan and Erica, and Peggy and Georges, headed back to their separate homes, where they had five days to think about their decision. 

After considering their futures together, they were reunited at a second ceremony in which they read out their vows and decided whether to stay together or leave the experiment.  

Speaking before their renewals Arthur said: ‘I’m holding on to the fact that we are in such a happy place at times.’

He added: ‘I feel strong about Laura and I and I want to fight for her.’

Laura said: 'Arthur looks like he's come straight from the gym,' adding sarcastically, 'It's nice to see he's really put an effort in for seeing his ex-wife for the first time'

Loving life: Taking to X, formally known as Twitter, fans were left in hysterics by the outfit

Back at her home, Laura caught up with one of her friends, who had already made her disapproval of Arthur clear in a previous heated exchange. 

She questioned: ‘What if I leave now but we are on the cusp of something good. How do you know when to end a marriage?’ 

At his home Arthur shared his fears: ‘We’ve have got something good going and I do think that we can make it work but Laura’s friends can change her mind.’ 

Yet it seems that the tennis coach was right to doubt his bride when at the ceremony, Laura said: ‘The more I grow as a person the more I grow a part from you. 

Brutally, she added: ‘I’ve always been a fixer but I’ve realised this relationship can’t be fixed. You are perfect for someone but it won’t be me.’

Speaking to the camera afterwards, Laura admitted ‘Arthur’s vows made it quite difficult for me but I am moving forward with a lot more confidence. I will miss Arthur, but the ring is off.’

Arthur was left visibly shaken by Laura’s words as he teared up while discussing their vows with a producer. 

‘That made me feel like c***. Ultimately, I would have tried to make things work on the outside and I am really gutted that she didn’t feel the same way,’ he said. 

Speaking through tears to a producer off camera, Arthur added: ‘I don’t really know what else to say right now, sorry.’ 

Ouch: Married At First Sight UK fans slammed 'coldhearted' Laura during Monday night's episode after she 'brutally' dumped Arthur in the vow renewal

Married At First Sight UK: Meet the series eight contestants

Name: Arthur 

Age: 34

From: London

Occupation: Tennis coach 

Why: ‘I’m ready to find the love of my life’ 

Name: Ella

Age: 29

From: Weston-Super-Mare

Occupation: Clinic Consultant

Why: ‘This experiment is so much more than just me getting married. I see this as a big deal for someone who has transitioned’

Name: Brad 

Age: 27

From: Grimsby

Occupation: Model

Why: ‘I trust the experts with all my heart that they have matched me well’

Name: Jay

Age: 31

From: Lancashire 

Occupation: Sales manager 

Why: Hopefully, they’ve found someone who is right for me and I do have faith that everything happens for a reason’

Name: Georges

Age: 30

From: Surrey

Occupation: Sports Rehabilitator 

Why: ‘I said to the Experts that I will give 120%. I trust them and I’m going to trust the process’

Name: Laura

Age: 34

From: Hampshire

Occupation: Finance Manager

Why: ‘I have my fingers firmly crossed for a positive outcome – I don’t want another divorce’

Name: Luke

Age: 30

From: Clacton

Occupation: Sales executive

Why: ‘I’m really open so I know I can make things work and build, I’m just hoping she has the same attitude’

Name: Peggy

Age: 32

From: Kent

Occupation: Technology risk partner

Why: ‘I want that lover and someone who can also be my best friend’

Name: Nathanial

Age: 36

From: Manchester

Occupation: Events marketing manager 

Why: ‘I don’t trust anyone but myself, but I hope they’ve done a good job that’s all I can say’

Name: Porscha 

Age: 36

From: London

Occupation: Executive assistant 

Why: ‘I’m trying not to think too much about the fact that I’m marrying a total stranger because I’ll probably psych myself out’

Name: Paul

Age: 26

From: Chesham

Occupation: Account manager

Why: ‘I hope the experts literally hand delivered my best friend and life partner’

Name: Rosaline

Age: 28

From: Crewe

Occupation: Florist

Why: ‘I’m excited, but I’m also feeling quite nervous. It doesn’t feel real’

Name: Terence 

Age: 40

From: Reading

Occupation: Youth Worker/DJ

Why: ‘I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited. The only bit I’m worried about is whether she’ll like me’

Name: Shona

Age: 31

From: Nottingham

Occupation: Performing arts teacher

Why: ‘My happily ever after would be for him and I to go through the experiment and really try and grow together’

Name: Thomas

Age: 27

From: Wiltshire

Occupation: Investment communications

Why: ‘I’m excited to meet this person and see what we could do together’

Name: Tasha

Age: 25

From: Leeds

Occupation: Childcare assistant 

Why: ‘I have faith in the experts that I could find the love of my life – the Ant to my Dec!’



Name: JJ

Age: 30

From: Essex

Job: Fashion brand owner 

Why: ‘I haven’t been able to find anybody so these guys, when the opportunity came up, it felt right for me’

Name: Bianca

Age: 29

From: Buxton

Job: Hair Extension Specialist 

Why: ‘All my friends around me were having babies and getting married and I just kept thinking to myself ‘surely there must be someone out there for me’.’





Name: Jordan

Age: 26

From: Sheffield

Job: Personal trainer 

Why: ‘I’ve struggled before, finding that right person.’




Name: Erica

Age: 25

From: Dance teacher

Job: Dance teacher and social media manager 

Why: ‘All I’ve wanted is to settle down and have that security, that someone that I can literally spend my life with and have a best friend.’ 


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