Married At First Sight to return to E4 this year in biggest and best series yet

Married At First Sight UK is back, as E4 bosses renewed its vows with the reality show.

The upcoming series promises to be bigger and better than ever when 30 episodes land later this year – more than any MAFS series has had previously.

Following a record-breaking run last Autumn, the next instalment of MAFS will head down the aisle as part of a multi-series deal between E4 and CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company.

The new series will, once again, follow a fresh batch of singles, whose search for love and a happy-ever-after will lead them to saying ‘I do’ to a complete stranger, whom they’ll meet for the first time on their wedding day.

With a longer run, the forthcoming series promises more drama than ever before.

Returning to bring their expertise to the matching process will be experts Mel Schilling, Paul Carrick Brunson and Charlene Douglas. 

Married at First Sight UK was All4’s third most streamed series of 2021 and, alongside the Australian version, MAFS was the biggest programme of the year for the streaming platform.

In the 2021 series of MAFS UK, the expert panel had an impressive success rate. 

Couples Dan and Matt, and Adam and Tayah have gone from strength-to-strength outside the process, and are continuing to build on their relationships in the real world.

Adam and Tayah said: ‘What can we say other than thank you to Mel, Paul and Charlene for helping us find each other. We don’t know how they did it, but we’re so grateful that they did.

‘The MAFS experience was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and not a day goes by where we aren’t thankful for what we have gained from the process and the life-long friends we have made along the way.’

The couple have now settled in Doncaster and are living the happily-ever-after they dreamed of along with their dog, River.

Meanwhile, Dan and Matt were full of praise for the show and its inclusivity.

‘It was such an amazing experience to appear on the latest series of MAFS UK and to be representing the LGBTQ+ community on a dating show with this sort of impact,’ they said.

‘We went in not knowing what to expect from the process, other than we’d be marrying a stranger. The experts truly worked their magic.’

The pair say they are now ‘happier than ever before’ and ‘would heartily encourage anyone who is single and willing to take on something life-changing to apply for MAFS UK’ because ‘it’s worth all the drama.’

Karl Warner, Head of Youth and Digital said how ‘thrilled’ he is for the show to be coming back.

‘After a phenomenal first series that had the country bingeing and talking about it in their millions, I’m thrilled we’re extending the Married At First Sight UK brand even further, firmly rooting it at the heart of our plans to establish E4 as a Reality and Factual powerhouse.’

He also described Married at First Sight UK as ‘the real deal when it comes to finding love,’ and ensures, with the help of the ‘expert match makers,’ they’ll ‘create more love-matches.’

As well as this, Karl promised contestants ‘an intense, roller coaster format that bursts with emotion in every scene,’ and we don’t doubt that for a second.

Casting is now open for the next series, and applications can be made here.

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