FIRST LOOK Married at First Sight UK

Wedding bells are ringing as Married at First Sight UK prepares to land on E4 very soon and it's time to meet the brides and grooms.


Taking inspiration from the hugely successful Australian version, this new UK series is set to be a bigger and more dramatic take on the format, following a fresh batch of singles as they search for love and a happy-ever-after with complete strangers.


Across 21 episodes, this series will follow 8 couples as they meet for the very first time at the alter!



Following the Australian format, rather than legal marriages, the couples will make a lifelong commitment to one another at a glamorous ceremony, overseen by a wedding celebrant, that includes guests, bridal gowns, dancing, speeches and cake.


After the ceremony and celebrations are over, true love is well and truly put to the test, as they embark on a luxurious honeymoon, before moving in with each other and their fellow couples.


Relationships will be put under the microscope, by fellow brides and grooms at weekly dinner parties, as well as by the experts at recurring commitment ceremonies where couples choose whether they want to stay in or leave the process.


All this and more will build to a dramatic series finale; glossy, high-stakes vow renewals, in which each couple must decide if they will recommit to their partner or go their separate ways.


No-nonsense Married at First Sight Australia expert Mel Schilling and Sex and Relationship Therapist, Charlene Douglas will be joining returning star Paul C. Brunson for this brand-new series.


Mel and Paul will be tasked with matching a group of singles hoping to find love when they meet for the first time at the altar, whilst Charlene works with the couples as they navigate their new relationships and get to know their partners on a more intimate level.


Keep scrolling to meet the brides, grooms and experts for this brand-new series of Married at First Sight UK and E4 have confirmed that they will not be announcing the couples until the evening of their TX.


Meet the brides...


Alexis

28, Model, London


"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."


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Amy

34, Sports Journalist, Cornwall


"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."


Amy was raised in Cornwall by her parents alongside her grandmother who championed her 10-year glamour modelling career.


With sports in her genes, she soon made it her main passion in life and now works as a sports presenter, using various platforms to discuss football and her favourite team, Chelsea FC.


Amy sees Married at First Sight UK as an opportunity to finally try and let down her guard. She wants to learn what love is and take off the veneer of sassiness that has protected her from letting another person in.



Marilyse

37, Personal Trainer, Yorkshire


"I would love to go through 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."


The elegant Marilyse describes herself as strong, switched on and very positive.


This Yorkshire lass lives a very sporty lifestyle and fitness means everything to her. She needs an old-fashioned manly man who is full of passion and energy otherwise she gets bored.


She wants to find her teammate in life who she can conquer the world with! They’ve just got to get her two sons’ approval first, who are keen for their mum to be with someone, but they have a lot of thoughts on who that should be.


The perfect guy for Marilyse would be a man who is strong-minded and strong-willed. She is looking for her best friend and soul mate.



Megan

26, Wellness Coach, Stoke


"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."


Megan is a constant entertainer and loves to sing, dance, and share her ‘good energy’ with everyone she meets.


With her dad passing away when she was only 8, she was faced with grief at a young age. She used her experience to chase down her dream job and she now helps young children with their mental health. All she needs now is the perfect gentleman to share it all with, provided they can match her in energy and fun!


It’s important that her partner is kind and polite and she would love them to be creative, ambitious and confident.


Humour is top of Megan’s list, it’s essential that he makes her laugh and can make other people laugh too; she wants him to be able to walk into a room and light it up!



Morag

31, Veterinary Nurse, Essex


"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."


Morag is the life and soul of every party. She learned that from “the best”, her dad, with whom she spent an unconventional upbringing between Essex and Ibiza.


Unapologetically confident and loud, a normal 9-5 was not for Morag, so a career change in her mid-twenties saw her chase her dreams of being a veterinary nurse in Australia.


In 2019, Morag returned to the UK when her dad fell ill and recently passed away. Now, she’s more determined than ever to find love and is looking for a man who is ready to embrace her big laugh.


She is looking for a man that wants to begin a committed relationship but doesn’t want to settle down; they must be adventurous, fun and spontaneous, and still love to party.



Nikita

26, Sales, County Durham


"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."


With sassiness, confidence, and lots of opinions, Nikita is not here to mess around.

Emotionally charged, stubborn and wearing her heart firmly on her sleeve, she finds that people tend to misjudge her.


Nonetheless, she wears those badges with pride and soon manages to win others around with her friendliness, banter and down to earth charm.


She has in fact already planned her wedding and picked her children’s names and believes that because she has fallen in love twice already, that this is her third time lucky.



Tayah

25, Estate Agent, Welwyn Garden City


"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."


Fun-loving Tayah is looking for it all! She wants a man who she can look after.


She wants to find someone who takes care of themselves and will look good standing next to her. She likes a confident guy, someone who knows themselves and who has a bit of something about them.



Meet the grooms...


Adam

26, Electrician, Doncaster


"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."


Donny boy Adam has never had time to find himself a proper partner, dividing the majority of his time between work and the gym.


He is super competitive and, for the right person, he’d not only make time for them but would work hard at the marriage to ensure it’s successful.


With a positive outlook on life, Adam is super relaxed when it comes to his preferences. His ideal match would have nice eyes and be naturally pretty. They must be ambitious, spontaneous and positive.


Adam loves pushing himself, being challenged and trying new things, so wants to see his potential partner challenge him in a new way.



Ant

28, Business Development, Manchester


"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."


Ant is the centre of attention in every room he walks into. This social butterfly knows he is good looking, and he gets away with it!


Ant is very confident in his ability to influence situations and he believes he has a lot of sway on people and EVERYONE wants to be Ant’s friend. He’s learnt the hard way to not take life for granted and wants to get better at being honest and opening up emotionally.


Ultimately, he wants to be the good guy for the right match!


The perfect person for Ant would be someone who is a funny, bubbly, ambitious person and up for exploring and adventure!



Daniel

27, Sales, Northern Ireland


"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."


Daniel is a spiritual force to be reckoned with! His infectious positivity will convince the most closed-minded person to open up and discuss the meaning of life.


Daniel wants to share his passion for hiking, meditation, cold water swims and vegetarian living with others.


Of course, Dan doesn’t want to do this alone; he is looking for someone open-minded, who shares his passion for the outdoors.



Franky

47, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dubai


"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."


This old school military man is a strong, dominant leader who tells people exactly what he thinks.


Having fought for his country for 15 years and lived as an expat for 15 years in Dubai, Franky wants to find his soulmate who’ll be happy to join him overseas in Dubai.


He desperately wants to find someone who shares his morals and his beliefs.



Jordon

27, Personal Trainer, Cardiff


"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."


Jordon is a gentle and very positive soul, but people don’t often see that side and misjudge him.


He was raised on the traditions and values of his grandmother, and also strongly believes in God and spirituality.


He would love to bring a partner home to meet his grandmother, but mostly he’s looking for someone with whom he can raise the family he never had.



Joshua

26, Insurance, West London


"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."


Josh has ambition, competitiveness and drive which have all made him succeed at anything he turns his hand to; from his sporting ambitions to working hard as a teenager when his dad passed away.


He’d like somebody who can understand him, but also put him in his place sometimes. He’d like someone with a good balance between social and work life, who works hard, likes fitness, but also doesn’t take themselves too seriously.



Luke

36, Care Home Manager and Fireman, Cardiff


"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."


Luke has the whole package - a respectable job, the house, he’s a perfect gentleman, and he’s a certified firefighter.


Problem is, he just can’t see any of that himself. His last relationship crushed his confidence and broke his heart and he’s spent the last year rebuilding himself.


Now he thinks he’s ready to move on at this perfect junction in his life with someone who’ll love him for him.



Matt

39, Charity Worker, West Yorkshire


"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."


After a messy breakup, which left him feeling heartbroken and needing to re-discover himself, Matt now feels like he’s ready and it’s time to find the one.


It’s not the first time he has had to rebuild himself. After his dad got diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, Matt quit his corporate career and focussed his work in the cancer charity sector, which he loves.


With a big verve for life, he’s a highly outgoing person who, in his limited spare time, goes to choir practice and has even performed in a Take That tribute band.


This gentle northern soul constantly gives a lot of himself to others but admits he got lost in that and is now highly conscious that at his age he’s running out of time to have kids and settle down. Matt would like someone who wants the same things and somebody to grow old with.



Robert

26, Business Protection Specialist, Dorset


"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."


Known to his mates as ‘Big Bob’, Robert is BIG in personality. Ready to entertain at the drop of a hat, he’s a fun-loving guy who’s desperate to share the limelight with his future partner, providing they’ll be able to get a word in...


Robert is after someone with a big personality who loves to have a laugh.


Will he find the fun-loving match he is looking for?



Meet the experts...


Charlene Douglas


Charlene is an experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist based in London and has successfully worked with many couples across her career.


Not afraid to ask the tough questions, ne has developed a practice that allows couples to connect more deeply, communicate better, build trust and enjoy love and sex.


Charlene has also appeared as a sex therapist on E4 show, The Sex Clinic, alongside other TV appearances.



Mel Schilling


Mel Schilling has over 20 years of experience as a qualified specialist in human behavioural performance and purpose.


She is best known in the UK for her role on Married at First Sight Australia, which has recently been airing to millions on E4.


With a reputation for asking provocative questions and holding everyone accountable for their actions, Mel will be the perfect partner to returning expert Paul C. Brunson and Sex and Relationship Therapist, Charlene Douglas.



Paul Carrick Brunson


Last year, for the UK’s fifth series (which aired on Channel 4), Paul Carrick Brunson had a 75% success rate, with three of the four matched couples still together now and one of the couples have recently had a baby, a series first!


Paul, also known for appearing on Celebs Go Dating, is an internationally recognised expert in interpersonal relationships, personal development, and entrepreneurship and is considered one of the World’s leading matchmakers, responsible for over 2000 marriages in his career.


He is described by Oprah Winfrey as “much more than a matchmaker, he’s a life coach.”


Married at First Sight UK coming soon to E4