Celebs Go Dating: Nikita verbally abused by man in shops after MAFS

Celebs Go Dating star Nikita Jasmine has unveiled the horrific verbal abuse she received in public after her stint on Married At First Sight UK (MAFS) last year.

The reality star, who is one of the celebrities looking for love on the E4 series, was removed from MAFS for ‘unacceptable’ behaviour after clashing with her co-star Jordon Mundell during a chaotic dinner party.

Nikita had also butted heads with her husband Ant Poole on their honeymoon.

‘It was bad,’ Nikita exclusively told Metro.co.uk as she reflected on the trolling she received. ‘I was trending number one worldwide on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

‘I found it very hard the first couple of days. The messages were death threats, slating my appearance, racism, and stuff about my family.’

Nikita admitted that she used to stay up until the early hours of the morning reading through the awful abuse she was inundated with.

‘I did cry some days,’ she confessed. ‘When the show was unraveling, I kind of knew people were going to say bad stuff. I knew people were very opinionated. It would get us down, but now I block, ignore and rise above it.’

But the horrible comments weren’t just contained to the world of social media.

‘I’ve even had people say things on trains and in supermarkets and shout things at us,’ Nikita explained.

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‘All the people were in their 50s none of them were young. One of them was with his son who was about my age. I thought what is going on?’

Luckily, the response to Nikita on Celebs Go Dating has largely been the opposite and she’s been thrilled by her journey.

Reflecting on her portrayal on MAFS, she said: ‘I’ve always had a bit of a temper but since I’ve started getting older, it’s nowhere as bad as it used to be. I’m very good at removing myself from situations where I don’t want to be.

‘Celebs Go Dating has been different because there was nothing that p*ssed us off.  If you are on a date with someone and you’re not getting on, you are allowed to just get up and leave.’

‘I didn’t clash with any of the cast massively,’ she added. ‘Well, not to the point where anything was going to happen.’

Celebs Go Dating airs tonight at 9pm on E4.

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