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MAFS UK star April Banbury is pictured for the first time since her ‘husband’ George Roberts’ arrest

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Married At First Sight UK star April Banbury has been seen for the first time since her husband George Roberts’ arrest last week on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour.

The former Miss Great Britain, 33, who is no longer in a relationship with George, was busy on her phone as she waited for a bus near her London home on Wednesday. 

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George, 40, and April married in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time on the hit E4 show.

Moving on: Married At First Sight UK star April Banbury has been seen for the first time since her husband George Roberts' arrest last week

Moving on: Married At First Sight UK star April Banbury has been seen for the first time since her husband George Roberts’ arrest last week

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April had an animated conversation as she waited for a bus on Wednesday. The wedding dress designer was dressed smartly in a white blazer and Burberry scarf.

April recently returned to her £750,000 apartment in south London – without ‘husband’ George. 

Before news of his arrest was reported, MailOnline exclusively revealed that April is in therapy following the end of her marriage to the divorced father-of-four. 

Meanwhile viewers of Tuesday night’s episode of Married At First Sight UK saw April continue to express concern about her husband’s ‘trust issues’ while claiming he could be ‘the one’. 

TV wedding: George, 40, who married April in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time on the hit E4 show, was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour

TV wedding: George, 40, who married April in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time on the hit E4 show, was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour

First sighting: The former Miss Great Britain, 33, was busy on her phone as she waited for a bus near her London home on Wednesday

First sighting: The former Miss Great Britain, 33, was busy on her phone as she waited for a bus near her London home on Wednesday

E4 are still broadcasting the pre-recorded programme featuring him and his TV wife April after he was arrested.

Father-of-four Roberts, a financial adviser, denies any wrongdoing and has been bailed by Scotland Yard 

The former Miss GB brought George to London during home stay week on the show, where they met up with April’s best friend Jose. 

Headed to work: . The dress designer was dressed smartly in a white blazer and Burberry scarf

Headed to work: . The dress designer was dressed smartly in a white blazer and Burberry scarf

Back in London: April recently returned to her £750,000 apartment in south London – without 'husband' George

Back in London: April recently returned to her £750,000 apartment in south London – without ‘husband’ George

While out for a few drinks, April told her pal: ‘It’s been a massive rollercoaster, it’s been a journey I thought I would never go on. It hasn’t been plain sailing. I got an insight into George’s life, what it was like, it’s peacefully, very different. We do have very different lives. I think that’s what we have to see if we can integrate together.’

Speaking to the camera alone, Jose said: ‘The April that I know I don’t think she wants to go to the countryside, she still has a lot to achieve in the city.’

‘In terms of compromising I don’t want to see April doing all the work. He also needs to add a little bit of compromise. Like ok the children are very important in my life but so are you.’

April told him: ‘My main concern is the fact he hasn’t trusted me throughout this and I haven’t done anything for him to not trust me. 

Catching up: April had an animated conversation as she waited for a bus on Wednesday

Work: She works as a wedding and formal dress designer in London

Catching up: April had an animated conversation as she waited for a bus on Wednesday

Separated: Before news of his arrest was reported, MailOnline exclusively revealed that April is in therapy following the end of her marriage to the divorced father-of-four.

Separated: Before news of his arrest was reported, MailOnline exclusively revealed that April is in therapy following the end of her marriage to the divorced father-of-four.

Currently on screens: E4 are still broadcasting the pre-recorded programme featuring him and his TV wife April after he was arrested

Currently on screens: E4 are still broadcasting the pre-recorded programme featuring him and his TV wife April after he was arrested

Controversial: Some viewers have taken to social media to express their 'disgust' over the broadcaster's decision to continue with the pre-recorded show featuring George

Love: In the latest episode of the E4 show which aired on Tuesday, April was seen discussing her feelings for George with her best friend

Controversial: Some viewers have taken to social media to express their ‘disgust’ over the broadcaster’s decision to continue with the pre-recorded show featuring George

MAFS: On the hit show George married former Ms Great Britain April, 33, in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time

MAFS: On the hit show George married former Ms Great Britain April, 33, in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time

‘Things have happened, things have been said and I have felt like I have to defend myself all of the time to the point now where I don’t know what more I can do to make him believe me I would never do that.’

Jose responded: ‘This is George’s issue, it’s not your issue. He’s the one that has to find a solution for his trust issues.

Speaking to the camera alone, April said: ‘My biggest concern I expressed to Jose is that George has trust issues. I’m hoping that he can overcome it because I do want to see a future with him and that’s the only thing I can see stopping it from happening. That’s the biggest thing moving forward. 

Single: At the weekend, April suggested that the relationship was over

Single: At the weekend, April suggested that the relationship was over

Ex: A source close to April told The Sun that she is 'having a very difficult time' and 'doesn't want to ever see him again'

Ex: A source close to April told The Sun that she is ‘having a very difficult time’ and ‘doesn’t want to ever see him again’

‘I really hope that he can get there without sabotaging something that can be so amazing. That’s what I’m holding on to. I guess only time will tell.’

While George was at the bathroom, Jose asked April: ‘Do you think George is the one?’

April replied: ‘I don’t know, I think George could be the one. I literally adore George, the feelings I have towards him is not like a feeling I’ve ever had towards anyone ever in the past.’

It comes after fans blasted E4’s decision to continue to air scenes featuring George following his arrest. 

Some viewers have taken to social media to express their ‘disgust’ over the broadcaster’s decision to continue with the pre-recorded show featuring him.

Issues: Viewers of Tuesday night's episode of Married At First Sight UK saw April continue to express concern about her husband's 'trust issues' while claiming he could be 'the one'

Issues: Viewers of Tuesday night’s episode of Married At First Sight UK saw April continue to express concern about her husband’s ‘trust issues’ while claiming he could be ‘the one’

Trust: The former Miss GB brought George to London during home stay week on the show, where they met up with April's best friend Jose

Trust: The former Miss GB brought George to London during home stay week on the show, where they met up with April’s best friend Jose 

One person said: ‘I am watching #MAFSUK and it’s hard to watch George give advice knowing he’s since been arrested for coercive control. I wonder why they didn’t re-edit.’

Another said: ‘This is absolutely disgusting that Channel 4 continue to show episodes of Married at First Sight with George Roberts after he has been arrested for abuse’.

A third posted: ‘George is waving his red flag and causing people nothing but hurt and upset yet channel 4 and MAFS just allow it to continue… what’s a bit of damage to someone’s mental health when you’re getting the viewers in?!’

Emotional: While out for a few drinks, April told her pal: 'It's been a massive rollercoaster, it's been a journey I thought I would never go on'

Emotional: While out for a few drinks, April told her pal: ‘It’s been a massive rollercoaster, it’s been a journey I thought I would never go on’

On the hit show George married former Ms Great Britain April, 33, in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time.

Their relationship has captivated viewers – but some are calling the decision to continue to air his scenes ‘absolutely disgusting’.

His appearance on the E4 show came despite three women who had previous relationships with George reportedly raising concerns about him. Others are reported to have now come forward. 

Love? April explained: 'I don't know I think George could be the one. I literally adore George, the feelings I have towards him is not like a feeling I've ever had towards anyone'

Love? April explained: ‘I don’t know I think George could be the one. I literally adore George, the feelings I have towards him is not like a feeling I’ve ever had towards anyone’

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘A 40-year-old man was arrested in Worcestershire on Thursday, September 29, on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour. He was taken to a police station and bailed pending further enquiries.’

At the weekend, April suggested that the relationship was over.

A source close to April told The Sun that she is ‘having a very difficult time’ and ‘doesn’t want to ever see him again’.

A show source said that they were not aware of allegations against George before he married April on the television show.

But one of his ex-girlfriends claimed otherwise. ‘I’m so shocked to see he has been given a platform on a TV show. I messaged Married at First Sight. I said I reported him to the police,’ she told The Sun.

Reality show marriage: Father-of-four Roberts, a financial adviser, denies any wrongdoing and has been bailed by Scotland Yard

Reality show marriage: Father-of-four Roberts, a financial adviser, denies any wrongdoing and has been bailed by Scotland Yard 

1664970494 19 MAFS UK star April continues to express concern about her

1664970494 941 MAFS UK star April continues to express concern about her

Still airing: Fans have blasted E4's decision to continue to air scenes featuring Married at First Sight UK star George Roberts following his arrest

Still airing: Fans have blasted E4’s decision to continue to air scenes featuring Married at First Sight UK star George Roberts following his arrest

‘They asked for additional information which I gave and I never heard anything further.

Three women who had relationships with George have recently said that they were horrified by his inclusion in the show. Each of them said that they had independently made a complaint to the police about George.

All three said that they raised concerns with Channel 4 after seeing Mr Roberts in trailers for the show.

Channel 4 told MailOnline: ‘We work incredibly closely with our production partners to ensure all Married at First Sight UK contributors are subject to rigorous background and psychological checks, including the most detailed police checks a production is able to undertake.

‘Any allegations of this nature are taken extremely seriously by Channel 4.’

A spokesperson for George told The Sun that the television star denies the allegations and finds them ‘deeply upsetting’, adding: ‘[He] does not condone abuse nor behaves in that way.’

Arrest: His appearance on the E4 show came despite three women who had previous relationships with George reportedly raising concerns about him

Arrest: His appearance on the E4 show came despite three women who had previous relationships with George reportedly raising concerns about him 

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