Gogglebox stars are left shocked by Alex and Richie's tense confrontation on BiP

It seems the stars of Gogglebox were just as uncomfortable watching Alex Nation and Richie Strahan's post-breakup confrontation as the rest of Australia.

On Thursday, the couch critics tuned in to Bachelor in Paradise - and much of the segment was dedicated to Alex and Richie's cryptic discussion from last week about what caused their split in 2017.

Alex, 27, had strongly hinted that a 'massive' event triggered the break-up and claimed that Richie, 33, wasn't there to support her. 

'I feel a bit awkward' The stars of Gogglebox were just as uncomfortable watching Alex Nation and Richie Strahan's post-split confrontation on Bachelor in Paradise as the rest of Australia. Pictured: The Dalton family

'I feel a bit awkward' The stars of Gogglebox were just as uncomfortable watching Alex Nation and Richie Strahan's post-split confrontation on Bachelor in Paradise as the rest of Australia. Pictured: The Dalton family 

For much of their tense conversation, Alex omitted crucial details about what caused the split two years ago.

But she eventually hinted at the real reason, saying: 'I feel like people would have a very big opinion of a woman, being left alone, to do something that involved both of us.'

When the penny finally dropped, the Goggleboxers became very uncomfortable.

On Thursday, the couch critics tuned in to Bachelor in Paradise - and much of the segment was dedicated to Alex and Richie's cryptic post-breakup discussion from last week

Tense: On Thursday, the Gogglebox stars tuned in to Bachelor in Paradise - and much of the segment was dedicated to Alex and Richie's cryptic discussion about what caused their split

'Oh, do you know what it is?' Symon Lovett asked his housemate Adam Densten. 

'I think I know. What do you think a woman would do that involves two people that she had to do alone?' 

Adam then said, 'What?', to which Symon replied: 'I think it starts with an "A"...' 

'Now I feel like it's too heavy and we shouldn't be in this,' said Adam. 

Symon responded: 'I feel a bit awkward... but at the same time, I'm going to keep watching.'

'I think I know...' For much of their tense conversation, Alex omitted crucial details about her break-up with Richie two years ago. But when the penny finally dropped, the Goggleboxers became very uncomfortable

'I think I know...' For much of their tense conversation, Alex omitted crucial details about her break-up with Richie two years ago. But when the penny finally dropped, the Goggleboxers became very uncomfortable

'I think I know...' For much of their tense conversation, Alex omitted crucial details about her break-up with Richie two years ago. But when the penny finally dropped, the Goggleboxers became very uncomfortable

Speculation: Symon Lovett (left) believed Alex was referring to something that 'starts with an A' when she said she'd been 'left alone to do something that involved both of us'

Speculation: Symon Lovett (left) believed Alex was referring to something that 'starts with an A' when she said she'd been 'left alone to do something that involved both of us'

It comes after a television industry expert said that Bachelor in Paradise 'went too far' by airing the 'raw and uncut' argument between Alex and Richie.

David Knox, the editor of TV Tonight, wrote in an op-ed last Friday that it may not have been necessary to broadcast the entire conversation uncensored.

He argued that the discussion 'hinted at some very personal places' and producers could have edited the scene in a way that didn't make viewers 'jump to conclusions'.

'Was it necessary to screen it like this?' Knox wrote. 'There are also ways to show the

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