Married At First Sight UK's Dan Mckee and Matt Jameson have announced their decision to separate after two years together.
The reality TV stars - who met when filming the sixth series of the Channel 4 dating show in 2021 - said their separation was amicable and they will stay friends
McKee, 28, and Jameson, 40, announced in a joint statement on Instagram: "As you all know, we have been on an incredible adventure together the last two years and we have given ourselves every opportunity to make things work as a couple, but over the last few months we have realised that we are actually better as friends.
"Break ups are never easy, even when amicable, but we can’t thank you enough for your support and kindness following our journey together.
There’s nothing but love and good energy between us, and we feel very lucky to have found each other in our lives. Just sadly not as a couple! And although we are parting ways, we will always continue to support one another."
Jameson, from Leeds and McKee, from Northern Ireland, were the show's first gay couple and took part in the first Australian format series of the UK relationship show which included the weekly argument-fuelled dinner parties.
Despite the 12 year age gap and long distance they decided to stay together at the end of the show and Jameson moved to Northern Ireland where they run holiday company Wildbay Retreats together on the Causeway Coast.
Married At First Sight is an extreme dating show, matching couples through psychological profiling and introducing them for the first time at the altar, where they exchange marriage vows.
While many couples end the series saying they will stay together, since the show began in 2015 only three couples remain in a relationship from the past six series.
Owen Jenkins and Michelle Walder from season five are still married, Tayah Victoria and Adam Aveling from season six have had a child together and only Jenna Robinson and Zoe Clifton from the most recent series are still a couple.
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