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Married At First Sight UK: The 2021 contestants you'll get to know soon
Married At First Sight UK is about to return to our screens, and you should probably prepare to be totally hooked. If you were one of the many who got through lockdown 1.0 and lockdown 2.0 with a steady daily dose of watching the drama unfold on Married At First Sight Australia, then you’ll be beyond excited that the new MAFS UK series has been shaken up to look a lot more like the Aussie version.
Here’s everything you need to know about the E4 reality show that’s sure to take over your life across the course of 21 episodes…
What will the new series of Married At First Sight UK look like?
If you’re not yet familiar with the concept of MAFS, the first thing you should know is that there is zero dating involved. Willing singles are matched up by experts – Married at First Sight Australia’s Melanie Schilling and Celebs Go Dating’s Paul C. Brunson – after tests, interviews and personality questionnaires. Then, they meet for the first time on their wedding day.
While in previous years on Married At First Sight UK, couples would sign a legally binding contract meaning they were very much officially married, producers have changed things up to look a little more like the Australian version of the show this time around. Now, the couples will walk down the aisle and make a lifelong commitment to their new life partner during a glamorous (but not legal) ceremony. Don’t worry, there’ll still be wedding dresses, bridesmaids, speeches and a wedding celebrant involved. Because we all know that’s the best bit.
After their ‘wedding’ ceremonies are over, each of the eight couples will be sent away on a luxurious honeymoon, before returning to the UK where they’ll move in not just with each other – but also their fellow couples. Cue. The. Drama.
Each week, the newlyweds will attend (hopefully) explosive dinner parties to compare notes and bond over their shared experience of the out-of-the-ordinary experiment. They’ll also have weekly commitment ceremonies involving a third expert, Sex and Relationship Therapist Charlene Douglas, during which they will choose whether they want to stay or leave the show.
At the end of the experiment, the remaining couples will attend a vow renewal ceremony where they must decide if they want to recommit to their partner or go their separate ways. Yup, we told you it was going to be good.
When does Married At First UK 2021 start?
Thankfully, we won’t have long to wait until MAFS UK hits our screens, so you can set a reminder now. The show will be starting on E4 at 9pm on Monday, 30 August 2021 and will run for 21 episodes, airing every weeknight. If you miss the live show, there’s no need to worry, each episode will be available to watch on All4 shortly after it’s finished on E4.
Who are the contestants lined up for Married At First Sight UK this year?
There are sixteen contestants in MAFS UK 2021, and the show is making history by welcoming its first gay couple into the experiment. While we don’t quite know who will be matched with who just yet, these are the nine men and seven women who we’ll be getting to know very well over the next month:
MAFS UK: Adam
He says: “Forcing myself into the situation where I have to be with someone – I’m only going to take positives from it. Hopefully I’ll find the right one.”
MAFS UK: Ant
Job: Business Development
He says: “The best that could happen is that the experts find me a match and it works out perfectly and find our happily ever after. The worst case is it doesn’t work out and I make some new friends and I learn a bit about myself as a person.”
MAFS UK: Daniel
From: Northern Ireland
He says: “Married At First Sight UK is a big experience and quite nerve racking in many ways, however it is something that will allow me to shift my pattern in terms of relationships and it is a blessing to have the professional and scientific advice that will help me.”
MAFS UK: Robert
Job: Business Protection Specialist
He says: “I want to have fun all the time, so I want someone who wants to go out and do things. Someone who is on my wavelength with how I look at life.”
MAFS UK: Franky
Job:Strength and Conditioning Coach
He says: “All my life has been about challenges. I don’t like to do the normal. If anything is normal then I find it boring. I’m not captured unless I’m entertained and challenged – and Married At First Sight UK is a bloody big challenge.”
MAFS UK: Matt
From: West Yorkshire
Job: Charity Worker
He says: “The reason I’ve come onto the show is because I’m really wanting to meet that special person that I can start building a life with and have a family. I’m really excited.”
MAFS UK: Jordan
Job: Personal Trainer
He says: “My happily ever after would be to learn stuff about myself that I didn’t know before. I want to become stronger as a person and to obviously walk away with a partner and with some new friends.”
MAFS UK: Luke
Job: Care Home Manager and Fireman
He says: “I already have more in common with this person than I would do meeting them on dating apps or in the pub. Because they’ve done the same thing, they must be in a similar circumstance to me.”
MAFS UK: Joshua
From: West London
He says: “I think marriage has always been on my cards, but I could never see myself getting on one knee, so this is a fast track! Sometimes I need to be kicked into the deep end so for me this is the start of a new chapter.”
MAFS UK: Megan
Job: Wellness Coach
She says: “My dating history is horrendous, I have terrible taste. Of course, it is a good option to get someone to do it for me. It just felt like an opportunity I couldn’t miss. Each step of the way has felt more and more right.”
MAFS UK: Amy
Job: Sports Journalist
She says: “With Married At First Sight UK, either I’m going to find the love of my life or I’m going to learn a really big lesson from it, which might lead me to the love of my life.”
MAFS UK: Marilyse
Job: Personal Trainer
She says: “I would love to go through to the experiment to the very end and still be with the guy. That is what I want to happen and what I expect to happen. I will be a bit disappointed if it doesn’t happen, but we’ll have to wait and see.”
MAFS UK: Nikita
From: County Durham
She says: “Ideally, we all want our Prince Charming who we are going to be with until the day we die. I just think that if I meet someone who blows me away and we’re on the same wavelength and have proper banter it will be great.”
MAFS UK: Morag
Job: Veterinary Nurse
She says: “I want the experts to help because I’ve got high expectations of myself and what I want from my partner. I want them to help me open up and let someone in.”
MAFS UK: Alexis
She says: “I’ve applied to this to find the good guy, to find someone genuine and someone who wants commitment. I give my all and I’m very supportive. I’m looking for someone on my wavelength and I want someone who is going to take the reins a little bit.”
MAFS UK: Tayah
From: Welwyn Garden City
Job: Estate Agent
She says: “My happy ever after would be that I’ve always wanted to get married and wanted kids. I’ve always wanted to be a young mum. My end goal is to have that family and have that family unit. So that would be an ideal situation to come from this.”
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Published Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:41:35 +0000