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FIRST LOOK Married at First Sight UK 2023

Married at First Sight UK is back and it's time to meet the 16 singles who'll be saying "I do" to a complete stranger as they take part in the longest-ever series of the hit dating format!

Following a record-breaking run last series, Married at First Sight UK is returning bigger than ever before with an extended 36-episode run promising to still be the most exciting, daring, drama-packed relationship format on television.

As ever, the couples will be making 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, for good.

Married at First Sight UK would not be complete without its trusted relationship experts and thankfully, Melanie Schilling, Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas are all back to match the couples and guide them through the process.

It's time to meet this year's brides and grooms...


34, London, Tennis Coach

"I'm ready to find the love of my life."

Arthur was born in Poland and, at 16, his mother and stepfather brought him to England. He didn’t speak a word of English and had to take on the role of raising his one-year-old brother so his parents could work.

Now, Arthur is a successful tennis coach and travels all over the world to coach the most successful players.

Whilst he likes to hold the room, Arthur is ready for that committed, loving relationship and wants the fairytale he has dreamed of since he was a young boy.


27, Grimsby, Model

"I trust the experts with all my heart that they have matched me well."

Brad is described as comfortable and secure in who he is and says he doesn’t care what people think about him, as long as he’s being his authentic self.

With his bad-boy look, Brad had success from an early age with his modelling career. Since then, he has ended up feeling overwhelmed with the party lifestyle, so turned to spirituality.

Wearing his heart on his sleeve, Brad falls quickly into relationships and is a firm believer that people only fall in love three times in life, so he’s hoping that Married at First Sight UK will be third time lucky.


29, Weston-Super-Mare, Clinic Consultant

"This experiment is so much more than just me getting married. I see this as a big deal for someone who has transitioned."

This blonde bombshell is described as having a big heart and a big sense of humour. Her caring nature is the foundation of the close relationships she shares with her family and friends.

Ella lives with her nan, describing them as the dynamic duo everyone needs in their life. Ella says that there isn’t anyone else in the world she is closer to.

Ella loves love and she cannot wait to settle down with the right person one day. Will the experts find the right person for her?


30, Surrey, Sports Rehabilitator

"I said to the Experts that I will give 120%. I trust them and I’m going to trust the process."

Georges grew up in Romsey and spent most of his childhood in private school followed by boarding school.

Single for the last four years, Georges describes himself as weird and wonderful. He’s outspoken, unafraid of ruffling feathers and aspires to live a life of luxury forever, ideally with a like-minded partner by his side.


31, Lancashire, Sales Manager

"Hopefully, they’ve found someone who is right for me and I do have faith that everything happens for a reason."

Jay is known for being the funny one without trying. Her positivity and happy-go-lucky energy shines through in a group of people.

She’s not afraid to take the mickey out of herself and not a lot phases her. Single for just a few months, Jay is looking for the right person to settle down with, she’s ideally looking for a cheeky chappy and someone who can make her laugh.


34, Hampshire, Finance Manager

"I have my fingers firmly crossed for a positive outcome – I don’t want another divorce."

Laura loves the finer things in life and spends most of her weekends out in Chelsea. She loves her designer handbags and admits she owns a lot.

Laura is successful and describes herself as a bit of a ‘boss bitch’. She knows what she does and doesn’t want in life since her former partner unexpectedly ended their marriage.

But Laura is not giving up on love and is ready to commit entirely to the experiment and hopefully leave the process with the love of her life. “Let’s get married - second time lucky?”


30, Clacton, Sales Executive

"I’m really open so I know I can make things work and build, I’m just hoping she has the same attitude."

In his local town, Luke is known as the “funny one.” No matter the time of day, Luke can always be relied upon to make silly jokes. The social butterfly is often hitting his goals, but there is one he can’t seem to crack and that is finding a wife.

Luke has had his fair share of rejection over the years, and he struggles to meet a girl who is willing to be all in.

Describing his dating life as “a mess,” Luke is sick of dating apps. He is hoping the experts can help him find a down-to-earth woman who is after the same end goal as him, as having a happy family is all he’s ever wanted.


36, Manchester, Events Marketing Manager

"I don’t trust anyone but myself, but I hope they’ve done a good job that’s all I can say!"

Nathanial exudes charisma and charm. Being an events marketing manager with a jet-set lifestyle, Nathanial is always on the move.

He is on the search for love, open-minded and focused on finding that perfect connection.


26, Chesham, Account Manager

"I hope the experts literally hand delivered my best friend and life partner."

Paul lights up every room he enters and is a true socialite with a zest for life and adventure.

Never one to sit still, Paul leads an extremely active lifestyle. He’s a keen footballer, boxer and gym-goer.

Paul would love to meet somebody with a similar outlook on life. He has made many attempts to have a proper relationship, but nothing seems to stick.

Failed conventional dating methods have left him longing for lasting love and he’s determined to tackle this experiment head-on in a bid to meet his soulmate once and for all.


32, Kent, Technology Risk Partner

"I want that lover and someone who can also be my best friend."

Standing at 5’10”, it is fair to say Peggy turns heads whenever she enters a room and over the years, the secret geek has picked up the nickname “Picky Peggy,” due to how she is with men and “Peggy in the middle,” as she is always the centre of any drama.

She lives the glam life, but when it comes to men she is still searching for a happy conclusion to her fairytale.

Peggy is more than ready for her knight in shining armour, and she will not stop until she gets what she wants... a man!


37, London, Executive Assistant

"I’m trying not to think too much about the fact that I’m marrying a total stranger because I’ll probably psych myself out."

Porscha is a force to be reckoned with but ultimately has a big heart. She is old school when it comes to love and has traditional values. She is a very loving single mum and holds her Christian faith in high regard.

After exhausting all her options, Porscha has come to the experiment to find her alpha male.


28, Crewe, Florist

"I’m excited, but I’m also feeling quite nervous. It doesn’t feel real!"

Rosaline is a quirky ball of energy who was born and raised in Crewe. She grew up on a working farm surrounded by animals.

She has been single for six months after her ex-boyfriend broke up with her, which she says was a complete shock and broke her heart.

However, deep down, she just wants to meet her dream man, get married and have her happy ever after.


31, Nottingham, Performing Arts Teacher

"My happily ever after would be for him and I to go through the experiment and really try and grow together."

Shona won’t hold back from speaking her mind. Unruffled by outside judgement, Shona describes herself as a true free spirit and recently got into spirituality and Yoga.

She has everything going for her: a great job, her own home, and a wonderful family. There’s only one thing missing... a husband!

After a number of failed relationships, Shona is eager to enlist the help of the experts to break the cycle of whirlwind flings, once and for all.


25, Leeds, Childcare Assistant

"I have faith in the experts that I could find the love of my life – the Ant to my Dec!"

Tasha describes herself as a ‘typical Leeds girl’ because she’s the life and soul of the party.

Underneath her sassy exterior, Tasha is described as very caring and has a lot of love to give. She dreams of starting a family of her own one day so is looking for a man who loves children as much as she does.

She has dated men who have wanted to be with her for her superficial looks and not actually the person inside. She wants to find someone who can go deeper than surface level.


40, Reading, Youth Worker/DJ

"I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited. The only bit I’m worried about is whether she’ll like me."

Father-of-three Terence is the life and soul of the party with a heart of gold and his friends and family describe his personality as optimistic and vibrant.

For the past two years of being single, Terence has led a bachelor lifestyle. However, hitting 40 was a turning point and he feels that he is finally ready to find the one.


27, Wiltshire, Investment Communications

"I'm excited to meet this person and see what we could do together."

Described as a traditional, animal-loving gent, Thomas looking to find a soulmate who will accept not just him but his feline friends.

Spending his teens living in Indonesia with his family sparked a passion in Thomas for travel and adventure. He is a gentleman whose love language is gift-giving, so he wants to find a lady whom he can spoil and look after.

Thomas is ready to flourish in a marriage and is excited to watch his bride walk down the aisle.

Married at First Sight UK returns Monday 18th September at 9pm on E4


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