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Married At First Sight UK Contestants Revealed Ahead Of New Season

Joanna Freedman

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Married At First Sight UK Contestants Revealed Ahead Of New Season

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Married At First Sight UK's line-up has officially been announced - and it looks like we're in for an absolute corker of a series.

Running across 21 episodes, the show is set to offer up eight couples as they meet at the altar for the very first time.

And it has been given a serious re-vamp this year, to follow the hugely successful Australian format.

And now there's an explosive trailer.

Check it out below:

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The couples will not only meet for the first time at the alter, but also share their experiences on their honeymoon, at regular mixers with the other couples, during commitment ceremonies and on a stay at a luxury accommodation complex.

MAFS Australia OG Melanie Schilling has also been roped in to offer her expertise this year, alongside Sex and Relationship Therapist, Charlene Douglas and series regular Paul C. Brunson (Celebs Go Dating).

So, shall we get to know this year's contestants? Here's some deets about the below (though we won't find out who they are paired with until the show airs...)

The grooms

Adam, 26, works as an electrician in Doncaster

Adam, 26, an electrician (Credit: E4)
Adam, 26, an electrician (Credit: E4)

Adam has never had time to find himself a girlfriend, seeing as he spends all his time either working or in the gym.

But now he's looking to carve out a slot in his schedule for the right person.

Adam says his ideal match is someone with nice eyes, who is naturally pretty. They must also 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, works as a business development official in Manchester

Ant, 28, is a Business Development official (Credit: E4)
Ant, 28, is a Business Development official (Credit: E4)

Ant has no issues int he confidence department. He knows he's good looking, and he says he needs a girl who can handle the attention that comes his way.

Ant is very confident in his ability to influence situations and he believes he has a lot of sway on people, seeing as he's a "social butterfly".

He’s on the show to learn how to develop and open up emotionally, after having learnt the hard way to not take life for granted.

Ultimately, Ant is a good egg looking for the right girl - you just have to crack his handsome outer shell first, if he does say so himself!

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

Daniel, 27, works in sales in Northern Ireland

Daniel works in sales in Northern Ireland (Credit: E4)
Daniel works in sales in Northern Ireland (Credit: E4)

Spiritual Daniel is infectiously positive, and is looking for someone to have deep, honest chats with about the meaning of life.

He's also outdoorsy, and wants to be with someone who shares his passion for hiking, meditation, cold water swims and vegetarian living.

As a result, he's looking for someone open minded, who shares his passion for the going on adventures and taking in the world around him.

Robert, 26, works as business protection specialist from Dorset

Robert, 26, is known as 'Big Rob' (Credit: E4)
Robert, 26, is known as 'Big Rob' (Credit: E4)

Affectionately known as ‘Big Bob’, Robert isn't a shy wall-flower, as his name would suggest. He's a fun-loving guy who’s desperate to share the limelight with his future partner, and is known as one of the loudest in the room.

Robert is after someone with a big personality to match him, and someone who importantly loves to have a laugh.

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

Franky, 47, works as a strength and conditioning coach in Dubai

Franky, 47, wants a woman to join him in Dubai (Credit: E4)
Franky, 47, wants a woman to join him in Dubai (Credit: E4)

Franky is proudly old school. He's a military man, which means he's used to being a dominant leader, and has no problem telling 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 when the experiment is over.

The biggest clincher is that his match shares his morals and beliefs, and has the same desires for their relationship.

Matt, 39, works for a charity in West Yorkshire

Matt, 39, works for a charity (Credit: E4)
Matt, 39, works for a charity (Credit: E4)

Following a messy break up, Matt was left feeling heartbroken and decided to jump into the experiment in order to re-discover himself.

Matt now feels like he’s ready to love again, and it’s time to find The One.

After his dad got diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, Matt quit his corporate career and focussed his work in the cancer charity sector. The experience left him with a huge appreciation for life.

As a highly outgoing person with lots of hobbies, including going to choir practice and performing in a Take That tribute band, Matt is willing to give up his time for the right person.

Matt would like someone who wants the same things and somebody to grow old with.

Jordan, 27, works as a personal trainer from Cardiff

Jordan, 27, is a personal trainer (Credit: E4)
Jordan, 27, is a personal trainer (Credit: E4)

Jordon is often misjudged, but he describes himself as "gentle" and "positive" when you get to know 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. 

Luke, 36, works as a care home manager and a fireman in Cardiff

Luke, 36, doubles as a fireman (Credit: E4)
Luke, 36, doubles as a fireman (Credit: E4)

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

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.

Joshua, 26, works in insurance in West London

Josh, 26, works in insurance (Credit: E4)
Josh, 26, works in insurance (Credit: E4)

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.

The Brides

Megan, 26, works as a wellness coach from Stoke

Megan, 26, works as a wellness coach (Credit: E4)
Megan, 26, works as a wellness coach (Credit: E4)

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 eight, 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! She's looking for someone who can light up a room...

Amy, 35, works as a sports journalist in Cornwall

Amy, 34, is a sports journalist (E4)
Amy, 34, is a sports journalist (E4)

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, works as a personal trainer in Yorkshire

Marylise, 37, is a personal trainer (Credit: E4)
Marylise, 37, is a personal trainer (Credit: E4)

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.

Nikita, 26, works in sales in County Durham

Nikita, 26, has planned her wedding already (Credit: E4)
Nikita, 26, has planned her wedding already (Credit: E4)

Nikita is sassy, confident and opinionated, and she need someone who can match that. Emotionally charged, stubborn and wearing her heart firmly on her sleeve, she finds that people tend to read her wrong.

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. Will she find a partner who wants the same things as her?

Morag, 31, works as a veterinary nurse in Essex

Morag, 31, is a vet from Essex (Credit: E4)
Morag, 31, is a vet from Essex (Credit: E4)

Morag is the life and soul of every party. She learned that from “the best”, her dad, with whom who 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.

Alexis, 28, works as a model in London

Alexis, 26, works as a model (Credit: E4)
Alexis, 26, works as a model (Credit: E4)

Over the last two years, Alexis has taken a break from boyfriends to work on herself - but now she's ready to make the space and time for what she hopes will be the last man in her life.

Alexis wants an ambitious, well-educated, well spoken, family orientated husband. He needs to be understanding, compassionate and affectionate. He must know how to communicate and be in touch with his emotions.

But mostly she wants a best friend kind of relationship as she’s never had that before.

Tayah, 25, works as an estate agent in Welwyn Garden City

Tayah, 25, is an estate agent (Credit: E4)
Tayah, 25, is an estate agent (Credit: E4)

Tayah is "fun-loving" and looking for a man who can protect her an look after her.

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. 

Will she find her dream match at the end of the aisle?

This year's dating coaches: Carlene (left), Mel (centre) and Paul (right)
This year's dating coaches: Carlene (left), Mel (centre) and Paul (right)

While we don't yet have an air-date for this season, we know it's airing soon, thanks to the trailer drop and a whole lotta teasing from E4.

Watch this space and we'll update you as soon as we know more...



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