Married At First Sight UK viewers were left cheering in last night’s episode (Thursday 24 September) with fans branding Morag’s mum, Cheryl, a ‘legend’ for having Luke’s back, as she gave her daughter, Morag a telling off.
The homestays continued for the couples this week, and it was Luke’s turn to stay at Morag’s home, where he also met up with Morag’s friends and mum. But, things started to get awry when Luke and one of Morag’s friends began to bicker after her friend voiced that she thought that Luke wasn’t right for Morag as she needs someone to ‘challenge’ her.
Luke was fuming as Morag didn’t show any support towards him during the altercation or defend him. He explained, “I’m feeling right now, I’m feeling angry. I feel like an absolute mug. I’ve had Morag’s back the entire time in this process. I don’t care about what her friend’s opinion is. I don’t care anything about what anyone thinks of me, but Morag did not have my back tonight.”
However, Morag’s mum was quick to defend Luke, giving Morag an abrupt talking-to, as she said “You’re just spoilt,” but Morag denied the claim. “Yes, you was. You got everything you wanted. I’ve lived through it for 30 years,” Morag’s mum added.
After meeting Morag’s friends, is Luke ready to call it quits? #MAFSUK continues tonight at 9pm! pic.twitter.com/MubyeJ30BoSeptember 23, 2021
“I understand that you want the best for me, and I get that you want everything for me. You want me to end up with Mr Nice Guy, but my friends, they know me,” Morag replied.
Morag’s mum insisted that she knows that Morag’s past boyfriends have treated her horribly, supporting Luke’s claims that he is the guy that Morag needs and deserves. However, Morag was adamant that her friends truly know what she wants.
A frustrated Luke said, “I just wish Morag had defended the good times we had, how much we get on. It’s not what I got tonight. Why am I fighting something that she doesn’t want? I want to go home.
I want to go home with people that actually love me and like me for who I am. That’s it. I’m done.”
Fans took to Twitter to express their delight on Morag mum’s sticking up for their favourite, Luke…
Big up Morag’s mum, actually having Luke’s back #MarriedAtFirstSightuk #MAFSUK pic.twitter.com/IOKucqNsq1September 23, 2021
Not Morag’s mum giving her a telling off in behalf of the nation #MAFSUK pic.twitter.com/xdZTEmiZyQSeptember 23, 2021
Morag’s mum saying it how it is. The real force of a mum that knows what’s right and good for her daughter. Yay Morag’s mum. #MAFSUK pic.twitter.com/A9Yb2uztyQSeptember 23, 2021
I love morag’s mum you tell her #MAFSUK pic.twitter.com/2uE2atanGGSeptember 23, 2021
Yesss morags mum giving luke the confidence boost he needed lol and telling her daughter how it is!! Luke was bugging up morag to his fam so much and she is saying more negative stuff than positive :/ #MarriedAtFirstSight #mafsukSeptember 24, 2021
Luke putting his foot down about the way Morag treats him plus the mum standing up for him SO HAPPPY #MAFSUKSeptember 23, 2021
I really love that Morag’s mum is pushing Luke to consider himself. I think she knows Morag doesn’t want him and she’s not interested in enabling her #MAFSUKSeptember 23, 2021
In Monday’s episode, the couples go on their final dates and consider their futures.
Married at First Sight UK continues Monday on E4 at 9pm — see our TV Guide for full listings.