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Married at First Sight UK expert says this year has ‘strongest personalities’ ever on the show

Married at First Sight UK expert says this year has ‘strongest personalities’ ever on the show

Married at First Sight UK returns to Channel 4 on Monday 18 September - brace for drama

Married at First Sight UK (MAFS UK) finally returns next Monday (18 September) and wow, are we in for a ride.

This year’s series will be Channel 4’s longest run of the show yet at a mega 36 episodes – clearing my diary as we speak.

And not only is there so much to watch, but, just as we hoped, it’s looking to be pretty dramatic.

In case you have no idea what this brilliant show even is, or perhaps you need a quick MAFS refresher, it essentially is just how the title sounds.

A bunch of single individuals are matched up by experts, meet for the first time on their wedding day and then spend several weeks living their ‘married’ lives together in an experiment.

Of course, the three lovely experts Paul C Brunson, Charlene Douglas and Mel Schilling are at hand every step of the way and they know the brides and grooms better than anyone.

Meet tennis coach Arthur.
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Probably better than they think they know themselves I’d say. So, if Paul warns us about them, we’re definitely listening.

Giving us the lowdown on this year’s series, the expert gives the description: “Strongest personalities that we’ve ever had. The most self-confident cast we’ve ever had.”

And Charlene ‘completely agrees’ with this observation of the 16 brides and grooms.

Fans will know those strong personalities certainly come out to play at the dinner parties as the couples meet up for a get-together and among other things, tea is usually served.

One of the brides, Ella, jokes there’s a ‘few glasses being thrown’ as she says of previous casts at their dramatic dinner parties: “They ain’t got a patch on us.”

And one of the grooms, Nathanial even admits now filming is over: “I don’t like people usually, it’s my biggest thing. People annoy me really easily. So yeah, most of the cast annoyed me.”


Meet Porscha.
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Another bride Porscha calls the show ‘the most intense social experiment’ as she says: “I think with the diversity of the cast… I feel like you really see those dynamics come to play during the experiment.”

Almost in a warning, she adds: “There were moments it got the best of me I’m not gonna lie - you’re gonna see me wear my heart on my sleeve for sure.”

Nathanial jokingly advises to ‘watch our eyes’ as he and brides Laura and Porscha had their own little ‘language’ across the room.

We'll definitely be watching your eyes Nathaniel.
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“Oh, for sure,” adds Porscha. “There are going to be some memes and soundbites that you will be enjoying.”

It’s not all just throwing glasses and dramatics though as Charlene also says of this year’s cast: “I think also as well, I'd probably say this is the first year where I felt that all of the individuals really listened to the experts - not saying they didn't before - and really sort of stepped out of their comfort zone to try doing things differently.”

Well, I for one cannot wait.

Bring on Monday!

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Topics: Channel 4, Entertainment, Married At First Sight, TV And Film, Sex and Relationships