Married At First Sight star Jesse Burford has opened up about a cheating scandal that involved his bride Claire Nomarhas kissing co-star Adam Seed.
Jesse was blindsided this week when his 'wife' came clean about what occurred during a night out after previously slamming him for being suspicious of her flirtatious behaviour with her co-star.
Claire claimed Adam, who is paired with Janelle Han in the experiment, urged her to keep quiet however she could not hold onto the secret after she and Jesse became closer during intimacy week.
A heartbroken Janelle kicked Adam out of the room they have been sharing during the experiment at Skye Suites after he was forced to tell her what occurred. Janelle then visited Jesse in his room so they could console each other.
Appearing on KISS FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show, Jesse was probed about his relationship with Janelle and whether they sparked up a romance as revenge.
"Both Janelle and I talked about [whether] that thought came through our heads but both of us said, 'No'," he told listeners.
"The experiment is about being with the person you were matched with and although I just mentioned how I've just gone through this rough piece of news, we still wanted to honour the experiment.
"If we had gone, 'Let's just do a wife swap', or something like that, it just didn't feel right."
Jesse said he never expected what happened to happen to him going into the experiment, but added he never would have realised how much he liked Claire if the cheating scandal didn't unfold.
"If it wasn't for the kiss, I wouldn't have noticed how much I liked Claire. It was my reaction that gave me the message that I wouldn't react to this way if I didn't like her," he told Kyle and Jackie O.
Adam and Claire will be forced to face their co-stars at tonight's dinner party following the cheating scandal, with a preview showing contestants don't hold back when it comes to Adam, as Claire apologises for what she has done.
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