Which 'Married At First Sight UK' couples are still together?

The cast of MAFS UK 2022. (Channel 4)
The cast of MAFS UK 2022. (Channel 4)

Married At First Sight is one of the most extreme dating shows around, matching would-be couples at the altar and throwing them into life together with a crash course in relationships from a panel of experts.

But does the concept ever really help anyone find lasting love?

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It's a show with various international versions and seems to work better with some countries' formats than others.

MAFS UK has recently fallen in line with the Australian way of running the show, but how many couples from the original and new versions have stayed together?

Viewers of the current 2022 series will be keen to see which of the newly matched couples will add their names to this very brief list.

Season 5 - Owen Jenkins and Michelle Walder

Yes, it took until season five of the UK show for a couple to stay together long term.

There had previously been a few couples who said they would stay married, but split shortly after filming ended, and plenty more who ended things during the series.

Owen and Michelle hit it off immediately and were thrown the unexpected curveball of a COVID lockdown forcing them to spend even more time together.

It proved a marriage-strengthening time for them, unlike the one other couple in their series, Shareen and David, who were already not living together and had very little contact during the pandemic.

Still going strong now, Owen and Michelle finally enjoyed a sunny holiday in Rhodes this year after missing out on the traditional MAFS honeymoon and also shared that they're enjoying watching this year's series.

Season 6 - Matthew Jameson and Daniel McKee

Matt and Dan took part in the first Australian format show - meaning lots of couples, even more drama and weekly booze and argument-fuelled dinner parties.

They were also MAFS' first ever gay couple and were instantly drawn to each other, managing to stick together as a team through some truly explosive dinner party rows amongst the other couples.

Even a 12-year age gap and the long distance between Matt's Leeds home and Dan in Northern Ireland couldn't keep them apart.

Matt has moved to Northern Ireland too, and the couple are now happily running Wildbay Retreats together on the Causeway Coast.

Season 6 - Tayah Victoria and Adam Aveling

Despite the extreme drama of the new season six format, it was the most successful run yet in terms of couples finding love.

Tayah and Adam were a strong match throughout the series even though they did get drawn into some vicious rows with other couples, but have been concentrating on their own romance since the series ended.

Bride Tayah made no secret of how keen she was to start a family with Adam and now her dream has come true as the couple are now expecting their first baby together.

MAFS UK continues Monday to Thursday at 9pm on E4.

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