What was supposed to be a great moment remembered for the rest of one couple’s lives turned into a source of trouble for another couple.
On the March 26 episode of "Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway," a British variety show, Sam Blackburn and Michelle Brooker were married live on television, surprising friends and family who thought they were heading to Brooker’s 30th birthday party.
All was going well with the show and the wedding until viewer Helen Gundry spotted something unusual.
“I loved the wedding and the surprised guests - I didn’t love the sight of my husband who’s supposed to be working in Dubai (first off the coach Daniel Gundry) arriving on the arm of another woman, a woman he’s supposed to have split from last year,” Helen wrote on the Saturday Night Takeaway Facebook Page. “We have a 15yr old daughter who’s in absolute bits.”
Helen Gundry’s post on the show’s Facebook page quickly went viral, capturing the attention of thousands. The post gained more than 30,000 likes and 10,000 comments, and was shared more than 10,000 times.
After Gundry’s post went viral, people began to question her legitimacy. One Facebook user said Daniel Gundry had separated from Helen “years ago.”
“I have spoken to Daniel and he has actually been married to his current wife for two years and separated from Helen for six,” a spokesperson for ITV told The Sun, according to the Daily Mail.
Helen, however, insists that she and Daniel are still married and have been for 17 years. She said in a Facebook comment that “any other marriage is bigamous.”