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Learning to live without lashes or nails, Craig David as a wedding DJ, ... trends now

Learning to live without lashes or nails, Craig David as a wedding DJ, ... trends now

Footballer's wives and girlfriends have lifted the lid on what it's REALLY like to be in their shoes - insisting in a new fly-on-the-wall documentary that their lives are not as easy as they may look. 

Amazon Prime documentary Married to the Game gives insight into the life of lavish parties and luxurious holidays, enormous mansions and designer clothes - and viewers have described the show as 'TV gold' and 'class'. 

Taylor Ward, the wife of Riyadh Mahrez, and Sara Gundogan, Ilkay Gundogan's partner, have spoken honestly about how they really felt when the two former Man City stars decided to move to Saudi Arabia and Barcelona respectively. 

From leaving her life in Manchester behind to travelling back regularly to plan her wedding, the series provides a look behind the curtain of Ward's move - which she revealed as 'an emotional rollercoaster'.

With scenes cutting from England to Saudi Arabia, the cultural differences are notable. 'No lashes, no nails, I'm going to be the biggest tramp when I come home,' she says.

Meanwhile, Catherine Harding, the fiancée of Arsenal star Jorginho, shows the wild side of being a WAG - including when she sends a party planner on a two-and-half-hour round trip to Watford to pick up 65kg of lemons for her birthday party.

Everton defender James Tarkowski and his wife Sam also star in the documentary and reveal how they hosted a three-day wedding in Provence where they surprised their guests with none other than singer Craig David.

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Matt Turner and his wife Ash are the final couple on the documentary. Ash, who is eight months pregnant when filming, admits that 'life was fairly simple' until her husband moved from the US to the Premier League.

Catherine Harding is pictured inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber in her home with Jorginho as she tries to recover from a facial

Catherine Harding is pictured inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber in her home with Jorginho as she tries to recover from a facial

Amazon documentary 'Married to the Game' gives an insight into what life is like for WAGs in Saudi Arabia

Riyad Mahrez's wife, Taylor Ward, has little choice but to pack up and move from Manchester to the Middle East

Amazon documentary 'Married to the Game' gives an insight into what life is like for WAGs in Saudi Arabia - showcasing Riyad Mahrez's wife Taylor Ward

Catherine Harding, the fiancée of Arsenal star Jorginho, sent a party planner on a two-and-half-hour round trip to Watford to pick up 65kg of lemons for her birthday party

Catherine Harding, the fiancée of Arsenal star Jorginho, sent a party planner on a two-and-half-hour round trip to Watford to pick up 65kg of lemons for her birthday party

Party planners carry a white piano as they prepare for the birthday party of Jorginho's fiancee Catherine Harding

Party planners carry a white piano as they prepare for the birthday party of Jorginho's fiancee Catherine Harding

Jorginho's fiancée, Catherine Harding (pictured), gets ready for her birthday party

Jorginho's fiancée, Catherine Harding (pictured), gets ready for her birthday party

Guests at the party were also treated to a show from two Brazilian Samba dancers

Guests at the party were also treated to a show from two Brazilian Samba dancers

Taylor Ward (pictured) discusses throwing a lavish party for her partner Riyad Mahrez when he chose to leave England to move to Saudi Arabia

Taylor Ward (pictured) discusses throwing a lavish party for her partner Riyad Mahrez when he chose to leave England to move to Saudi Arabia

Cat revealed to the cameras that Jorginho would be returning two days later and teased that they were going to spend time alone together and said everyone would have to leave

Cat revealed to the cameras that Jorginho would be returning two days later and teased that they were going to spend time alone together and said everyone would have to leave 

Riyad Mahrez and his partner Taylor Ward (left) also have roles in the documentary

Riyad Mahrez and his partner Taylor Ward (left) also have roles in the documentary

Ilkay Gundogan and his wife, Sara (right) will be in the show after welcoming their first child last year

Ilkay Gundogan and his wife, Sara (right) will be in the show after welcoming their first child last year

USA and Arsenal goalkeeper Turner and wife Ashley welcomed their baby son Easton last year

USA and Arsenal goalkeeper Turner and wife Ashley welcomed their baby son Easton last year

James Tarkowski is pictured with his wife Samantha. They are one of the five couples on the show

James Tarkowski is pictured with his wife Samantha. They are one of the five couples on the show

Married To The Game, which was released on Amazon today, has given access to the lives of wives and girlfriends of some of the biggest stars.

Within the first two episodes, viewers are given a glimpse of Cat Harding's fancy birthday party and Taylor Ward's leaving bash which she threw for Mahrez when he departed City to join Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia last summer.

Throughout the series, Ward opens up about not wanting to move to Saudi Arabia - including how challenging it was to find a house and her shock over woman not being allowed in the hotel pool - even though she doesn't like swimming or getting her hair wet.

Ward reveals in episode one: 'I've said to Riyadh from the beginning, the thing that scares me the most is him moving abroad. I've always lived in Manchester. 

'Luckily Riyadh plays in Manchester so I've never had to move away, my biggest fear is having to move to a different country, make new friends be away from my family.'

But later on in the episode, Mahrez's move to Saudi Arabia is confirmed and Ward's life is thrown upside down as she plans to leave Manchester with their daughter Mila.

She explains: 'I just found out the news that we are moving so this obviously wasn't planned for. Riyadh's already gone, me and Mila obviously still here in Manchester at the moment but its not going to be long before we move.

'I suppose that's the brutal thing about football. There is literally no warning. There's just so much to think about and I've not even had a minute to comprehend the news never mind start organising everything and work out a plan going forward.' 

'Most people when they move, they've planned to move or they want to move so they think about these things before they do it but that's not the case for us it's like literally just been thrown on me. Never thought this is the situation we'd be in.'

Ward plays with her daughter Mila after learning that her husband Mahrez will be moving to Saudi Arabia

Ward plays with her daughter Mila after learning that her husband Mahrez will be moving to Saudi Arabia 

Riyad Mahrez and Taylor Ward's daughter was seen playing with her mum's Louis Vuitton bag

Riyad Mahrez and Taylor Ward's daughter was seen playing with her mum's Louis Vuitton bag

Breaking down into tears, she adds: 'I just feel like everyone's going to be all over the place. It's going to be so hard. Life's going to be so different. It's not that I don't like it, I just don't have a choice.'

Ward later reveals that Mahrez is living in a hotel because they haven't found a new home. 'He didn't want us to go out there when we're in a really small hotel room - it's too hot at the moment to go outside,' she says.

'And obviously we don't really know the area. So I'm just going to go back and forth for a bit until we've got somewhere stable to move.

'I don't think people understand the stress of it. I think it's a lot easier for the boys than it is for us. They move to Saudi, they move into a football club, they've got friends.'

'For me for example you literally have to start all over again in a different country or place where you don't know anyone and it's not always easy just to make friends and adapt.'

In episode two, she opens up about being given the news by her husband that they were leaving her hometown of Manchester. 'Riyadh rang me and basically said we're moving to Saudi which is wild,' she said.

'When he rang me to tell me the news, it was already out in the press. Everyone knew, I had people texting me, even close friends saying I can't believe you haven't told me.

'I found out same time as everyone else I had no idea. Literally turned my phone off for two days.

'I can't tell people the news when I haven't comprehended it myself, it was such a shock. It was so stressful. We haven't even got a house, I don't know where we're going to be living, I've never even been to Saudi Arabia.'

Ward also discusses her struggles with acclimatising to the culture and having to dress more modestly.

'No lashes, no nails, I'm going to be the biggest tramp when I come home you're not even going to recognise me,' she tells friends while looking round a wedding venue.

'No lashes, no nails, I'm going to be the biggest tramp when I come home you're not even going to recognise me,' she tells friends while looking round a wedding venue

'No lashes, no nails, I'm going to be the biggest tramp when I come home you're not even going to recognise me,' she tells friends while looking round a wedding venue

Ward (centre) was in the midst of preparing for her wedding with Mahrez before his transfer was announced

Ward (centre) was in the midst of preparing for her wedding with Mahrez before his transfer was announced

Ward also has her sister, Darby (pictured) to offer a hand when it comes to babysitting and general advice

Ward also has her sister, Darby (pictured) to offer a hand when it comes to babysitting and general advice

The British model was in the midst of preparing for her wedding with Mahrez, but the winger's shock move to the Middle East caused a change of plans as she revealed how she wanted to lay on a separate party to celebrate his happy memories in England. 

While prepping for Mahrez's leaving party she admits to having a 'freak out' after the hotel in Saudi Arabia told her that only men could use the swimming pool.

She explains: 'I had a bit of a meltdown. It kinda just hit me. I know it's stupid I don't even like swimming, I don't like getting my hair wet.

'I'm not even bothered about swimming, it's just the reality check, you're not moving to Spain or somewhere - it's a very

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