Matt Willis claims Church of Scientology tried to break up his marriage to Emma after joining post-rehab

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Matt Willis has revealed he once became a Scientologist after coming out of rehab following his drug and alcohol addiction.

The 37 year old, whose wife recently confused fans by going from honey blonde hair to "Jessica Rabbit" red overnight, explained that he was approached by "one of the guys" on the street who simply asked him how he was doing following his time in recovery.

Before he knew it, Matt was "fully invested" in the Church of Scientology and would make daily visits to the London headquarters. However, his time within the religious movement didn't last long as he soon believed they were trying to isolate him away from friends and family as well as separate him from his 45 year old wife Emma.

“I was fresh out of rehab, a bit lost in the world. I was walking down Tottenham Court Road and I got approached by a guy who asked me a few simple questions," he explained to The Sun Online.

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The Busted star said he bought and read different books and courses about Scientology and even began thinking he needed to dress smarter as he was "aware that I was underdressed when I was going" to the building.

Matt was "buddied up with a young guy" and the musician said he would ask him personal questions about his life and question: "What’s holding me back and holding my potential back?"

He went through a process called auditing to "locate areas of spiritual distress" with the help of a "religious artefact" called an E-meter, which detects "harmful energy" in the body.

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Scientology was invented by American sci-fi author L Ron Hubbard back in the 1950s and followers of the organisation believe humans are immortal, spiritual beings that reside in physical bodies. Famous members include Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

The Voice presenter Emma's husband claims he felt under pressure to commit after they discovered he was a celebrity.

He said: “What I was taking from it was that your environment, your friends and the people you’re closest to are your problem. I was like, ‘What are you f***ing getting at here?’" he said. “They were like, ‘There’s someone in your life who’s actually draining you, who’s a negative force, and it’s normally the person closest to you’. And it’s like, ‘I think they’re trying to split my f***ing marriage up now’."

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He went on: “They were trying to force this weird opinion on me. When I look back at it, I was like, ‘Are you trying to separate me from everybody else?’

“Then you’re fully in because you’ve got no family or friends and your family and friends are the Church of Scientology. It took me a while to go, ‘Wait a sec, what the f*** is this?’

“They didn’t want me to f***ing leave."

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Eventually Matt, whose wife recently celebrated her birthday with three cakes and an impressive balloon display, decided to leave the organisation as he stopped attending and refused to answer calls or text messages from them.

He said: “I just never went back, stopped picking up my phone to them. But they rang me every day for a month and they drop into my texts every six months, eight months, out the blue, like, ‘Hey, Matt, how are you doing?’”

He added: “It’s a very, very weird place, so if anyone’s thinking about checking it out, I would advise against it.”

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