'Married At First Sight' Australia Is Coming To The UK
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With all that halted thanks to the pandemic, the channel is offering a decent substitute for viewers to get their controversial dating show fix: the Australian version.
Yes, the fourth series of the Aussie version is coming to E4 later this month and they promise its one of the most "explosive" series to date.
If you haven't heard of Married at First Sight, let us catch you up. The premise of the show is that a bunch of singles meet the person they're going to marry on the DAY OF their wedding. Yes, seriously.
With shades of hit Netflix dating show Love Is Blind, the couple are complete strangers until moments before they agree to tie the knot, but instead of deciding who to marry through a few rounds of blind dating, this lot are paired by expert matchmakers.
Relationship psychologist John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Trisha Stratford, and dating expert and psychologist Mel Schilling put the singles through "extensive psychological and neurological testing and profiling" to pair them with their perfect match.
In this series in particular, we'll see a supersized roster of 10 couples take part in the experiment.
Spanning over five weeks, viewers will watch as they're paired with their matches at the altar, get married and then all live under the same roof as newlyweds. Post-ceremony, we watch as the couples embark on married life together and decide if they want to stay as man and wife or go their separate ways.
"This unique experiment is designed to determine if science can predict true love in couples who will get married at first sight," says E4.
"The experts will undertake the mammoth task of pairing 20 brave singles to create their perfect match as 10 brides and 10 grooms undergo the most intense experiment yet attempted.
"Their relationships will be put to the test as we see the couples marry, go on honeymoon, live together, meet the in-laws and decide if they will stay married or go their separate ways."