MAFS intruder Tayla Winter has quickly become one of season 10’s ‘villains’, with fans outraged by her treatment of ‘husband’ Hugo Armstrong. The bride, 27, ignored Hugo during the couples’ retreat and then fled Sydney, leaving Hugo to attend Wednesday night’s dinner party alone.
However, Tayla made a surprise appearance during the dinner, choosing to fly back from Tasmania to address the group with an emotional letter. According to the Daily Mail, producers decided to cut the scene out even though it caused her fellow participants to tear up.
“Tayla barely got through the letter, she was crying her eyes out,” a participant told the publication. “She didn’t tell anyone about it. She just pulled the letter from underneath her dress and began reading it out.”
The source also claims that Married At First Sight producers rushed in to praise the Tasmanian local for her bravery and heartfelt speech.
“It was a deeply personal letter, and it explained why she would always keep her guard up. Tayla was very raw and vulnerable…it was a side that none of the cast had seen from her,” the insider added.
“It was tough for everyone. The cast were in tears and ran over to comfort her.”
After the nurse was spotted hugging Lyndall Grace’s ‘husband’ Cam Woods during the couples’ retreat, it comes as no surprise that the groom was allegedly one of her biggest supporters after her speech. The publication also reports that Alyssa Barmonde also comforted Tayla, but Hugo wasn’t interested in what she had to say.
Tayla convinced Hugo would be the ‘villain’
This comes after Yahoo Lifestyle revealed claims that producers convinced Tayla that Hugo would be portrayed negatively.
The feisty blonde quit the show after attempting to leave during the last commitment ceremony. After the infamous ‘butt dial’ scandal, where Evelyn Ellis overheard Hugo calling Tayla a “c***”, the bride was shocked when he chose to stay.
“The day after filming the commitment ceremony she disappeared into the city for hours and ignored all desperate calls from producers, everyone was starting to get concerned. She was one of the most controversial participants this season and producers were not going to let her leave,” the insider said.
“In the end they convinced her to stay by saying she has to see her storyline through or the public will turn on her. The producers worked her too well, she had no idea she was going to be portrayed negatively and thought Hugo would be the ‘villain’.”
Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to Nine for comment.
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