MAFS UK's April Banbury and Whitney Hughes will not return for the 'negative' ... trends now
Speaking on actor Scott McGlynn's Celebrity Skin Talk Instagram the 40-year-old said that the pals didn't want to put themselves 'in that situation'.
April's on-screen husband George Roberts was arrested in October on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour, the couple are no longer in a relationship.
Speaking out: Married at First Sight UK's April Banbury (pictured) has revealed she and fellow participant Whitney Hughes decided again returning for the E4 show's Christmas Special
Speaking about the decision she told the host: 'I'm not going to lie I'm going to be completely honest, what me and Whitney went through it was dramatic, going through what we went through on the show, and the aftermath'.
She continued: 'We didn't want to be put ourselves in that situation, surrounding ourselves with the negativity, them dinner parties were hard, they were awful I would dread them, Whitney didn't want to do it without me, and I don't blame her, she didn't want to walk in there on her own'.
'A certain person was going it was the right decision' - possibly alluding to Whitney's explosive row with Adrian Sanderson in the final episode.
MailOnline have contacted Whitney's reps for comment.
Staying strong: Speaking on actor Scott McGlynn's Celebrity Skin Talk Instagram she said that the pals didn't want to 'put ourselves in that situation'
Host Scott asked: 'And still to this day you're happy you haven't done it?'.
While April replied: 'Yeah I know I did not want to be part of that Christmas special, Im here trying to be positive, get zen and happiness, I'm glad we're not part of it'.
She admitted she felt like she was 'losing herself' as she cried both on and off camera and thanked the welfare team for their support.
Candid: Speaking about the decision she told the host: 'I'm not going to lie I'm going to be completely honest, what me and Whitney went through [during the original series] it was dramatic, going through what we went through on the show, and the aftermath'
April posted a heartbreaking photo of