MARRIED At First Sight viewers could barely watch Franky’s cringetastic wedding speech in tonight’s show.
One after another of the ex-soldier’s cliched gags were met with a painful silence from the reception guests.
He began by joking it was the last time he was going to be able to speak for 10 minutes uninterrupted now that he’s a married man.
The gag received a bemused look from bride Marilyse, and it only got worse when he thanked her in advance for making him breakfast each day on their honeymoon.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Franky’s speech made time stop it was so hideously awkward.”
Another posted: “i couldn’t watch franky’s speech omg #MAFSUK.”
A third said: “Is Franky’s speech for real or has it been edited to be so awfully cringe?!”
However, he did salvage some pride when a couple of jokes hit the mark later on.
There were a smattering of chuckles when he said he felt like Elvis Presley, because Marilyse was always on his mind.
The self-proclaimed traditionalist, who lives in Dubai, revealed earlier in the episode his previous marriage ended as he didn’t like how his ex was treating him.
But Franky’s old school attitudes towards marital dynamics left many viewers claiming his behaviour raised “red flags”.
Some accused him of wanting a servant and not a wife after he spoke about a potential bride looking after the house while he made the big decisions in their lives.
One wrote: “Franky clearly wants a little wifey in an apron at home…. I know he’s been away for a while but was he in 1952 instead of Dubai??? #MAFSUK.”
Another said: “Pretty sure Franky wants a maid and not a wife #MAFSUK.”