Married At First Sight star Jack's father has been forced to make a groveling apology on social media after he was caught looking unimpressed with his son's new bride.
Viewers blasted father Mark after he was left dissatisfied when his son met Verity for the first time at the altar, and later revealed he hoped she was 'slim, athletic and well-spoken'.
Taking to Twitter, Mark, who is a buyer on Dickinson's Real Deal, wrote: 'In response to both the good & bad comments made about this week's #MarriedAtFirstSight, here's my statement:
Grovelling: Married At First Sight star Jack's father has been forced to make an apology on social media after he was left unimpressed with his son's new bride
Happy couple: Viewers blasted father Mark after he was caught looking dissatisfied when his son met Verity for the first time at the altar, and later revealed he hoped she was 'slim, athletic and well-spoken'
'Anyone that knows me understands and appreciates my moral code. I am a happy, loyal and trustworthy individual that wants nothing more than to watch my friends, family & those alike to succeed.
'I made comments that, in hindsight, can be interpreted the wrong way and may have led to the beautiful young lady that married my son to be offended.
'I love and appreciate people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and sexual orientations and hope 5 minutes of TV (that had been condenses and cut down from 3/4 months of footage) don't leave people to believe otherwise.'
Nerves were in the air as Jack and Verity met for the very first time at the altar on the Channel 4 show last week.
Apology: Mark took to Twitter to make a statement after viewers of the show blasted him for his comments
Awkward: Viewers were left furious as scenes depicted Jack's dad looking dissatisfied after his son met his bride Verity for the first time on Channel 4's Married At First Sight on Wednesday
Despite looking absolutely incredible in her gorgeous white gown as she walked down the aisle to get married, Jack father's disappointment was hard to miss as he saw Verity for the first time.
Immediately he was seen sighing and looking away, while other pleased guests watched the happy couple exchange vows.
Jack father's shocking reaction was met with a wave of rage as viewers expressed their thoughts on Twitter:
'Omg Jack's dad's face....that's horrible. She will look back at this and see that #MarriedAtFirstSight.'
'Jack's Dad looked as though he was told someone had died #MarriedAtFirstSight.'
'She will look back and see this!' Jack dad's shocking reaction was met with a wave of rage as viewers expressed their thoughts on Twitter
'How gutted did Jack's dad look? #MarriedAtFirstSight #dirtyoldman.'
'I can't believe his dad commented on her looks as soon as she walked down the aisle. She looks gorgeous #MarriedAtFirstSight.'
'Hahaha jack's dad is a d*** #MarriedAtFirstSight.'
.Jack and Verity had better work out, for no other reason than to piss Jack's dad off. #MarriedAtFirstSight.'
There was also further controversy as Jack's dad expressed his opinion on how he had wanted his son's wife to be 'slim and athletic.'
Turning to his wife during the ceremony, he wearily expressed: 'No one ever listens to me ever. I know my son better than you think.'
However, his wife quipped back: 'Not everything is based on looks Mark. I married you!'
'Incredibly rude!' There was also