30 brand new episodes will arrive later this year as part of a multi-series deal between E4 and CPL Productions, making it the longest UK series of Married at First Sight to date.
Married at First Sight UK will be heading back down the aisle as once again, a fresh batch of singles, whose search for love and a happy-ever-after will lead them to say “I do” to a complete stranger, whom they’ll meet for the first time on their wedding day.
Returning to bring their expertise to the matching process will be experts Mel Schilling, Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas. In the 2021 series of MAFS UK, the expert panel had an impressive success rate. Couples Dan & Matt and Adam & Tayah have gone from strength to strength, outside the process, and continue to build on their relationships in the real world.
Adam and Tayah who got married in the first series have 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. We’ve now settled in Doncaster and are living our happily-ever-after with our dog, River!"
And Dan and Matt, who also married in the first series, added "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. 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. We fell in love thanks to the process and are still together now, happier than ever before. We would heartily encourage anyone who is single and willing to take on something life-changing to apply for MAFS UK – it’s worth all the drama!"
The first series of Married at First Sight UK averaged 2.4 million viewers an episode across 28 days of linear and online viewing, was E4’s highest rating non-scripted programme ever and All 4's most-streamed series in 2021.
It also consistently pulled in the largest share of young viewers watching any TV channel from 9-10pm and the highest share of 16-34-year olds of any Married at First Sight (UK & AUS) series on E4 and on Channel 4.
Karl Warner, E4's Head of Youth and Digital said "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."
"Married at First Sight UK is the real deal when it comes to finding love and with our expert matchmakers on hand, we’re back searching the country to try to create more love-matches. It’s an intense, roller coaster format that bursts with emotion in every scene - bring on the first dinner party!"
With Commissioning Editor, Lee McMurray adding "I’m extremely proud of the success of MAFS UK and of the team behind it - both at CPL and Channel 4. Having made such a successful transition to E4 and becoming the channel’s biggest ever unscripted hit, I’m looking forward to what we hope will be a bigger, bolder and even more popular second series."
And Murray Boland, Creative Director at CPL Productions added "It’s a testament to the hard work of so many wonderfully talented people that MAFS UK was the massive success that it was for E4. We are all hugely excited to start work on the brand-new series, as a fresh group of singles go on their search for that elusive happy ever after."
Casting is now open for the next series of MAFS UK and applications can be made here.
Married at First Sight UK will return later this year on E4