'Married At First Sight UK' set to return for supersized series

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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'Married At First Sight UK' has been confirmed to return. (Channel 4)
'Married At First Sight UK' has been confirmed to return. (Channel 4)

Married At First Sight UK has been confirmed to be heading back down the aisle in 2022, this time for a supersized series that will be bigger than ever before.

The E4 show was a huge hit last year as the format, which previously aired on Channel 4, got a makeover in line with the popular Australian version that sees couples meet for regular drama-filled dinner parties.

It went down so well with viewers that not only is E4 bringing the show back this year, they have announced that it will run for 30 episodes - more than any other MAFS UK series before it.

Singles are matched with their perfect partner, who they will meet for the first time at their wedding, and the series then follows their often-tumultuous marriages.

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Pictured: (L-R) Alexis, Jordon, Adam, Tayah (bottom row), Morag, Luke, Robert, Joshua, Megan (bottom row), Amy, Franky, Daniel, Marilyse, Matt, Ant and Nikita.
The 2021 series had a popular revamp. (Channel 4)

Earlier UK series concentrated on the couples living their lives together at home, while the 2021 revamped version followed the Australian model of moving the couples into the same apartment block and inviting them to regular group meet ups, prompting arguments and affairs.

However, two couples have lasted the course - Matt and Dan are still together, as are Adam and Tayah.

In a statement, Matt and Dan said: "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.

Pictured: Nikita, 26
Volatile bride Nikita is now starring in 'Celebs Go Dating'. (Channel 4)

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"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!"

Adam and Tayah added: "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.

MAFS UK Morag
Morag was one of the stars of the 2021 series. (Channel 4)

"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!"

Relationship experts Mel Schilling, Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas will all return for the new series which will launch later this year.

Married At First Sight UK was a huge success in 2021 as All 4’s third most streamed series of the year and alongside Married at First Sight Australia, it was the biggest programme of the year for the streaming platform.

If you fancy meeting your perfect match on TV, casting for this year's series is now open for auditions here.

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