There will be some big changes to the format in the next series of Married At First Sight. Inspired by MAFS Australia, it’ll be much more explosive.
Producers are shaking things up for the next series of Married At First Sight UK.Whilst previous series have had more of a ‘social experiment’ documentary style, the next series will take inspiration from MAFS Australia and ITV’s hit Love Islandto be more of a traditional reality show. An insider told The Sun:
Married At First Sight UK started out as much more of a straight TV experiment looking at relationships. Producers were already looking to shake up the format, but the huge success of the Aussie version has convinced them they have the chance to reinvent the show and create one of this country’s most talked- about TV hits.
The Australian version is a lot more like ITV’sLove Island, with ten couples living together in the same building following their marriages who meet up once a week at ‘commitment ceremonies’ and dinner parties which are always full of drama. The next UK series will follow this format too.
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Whilst contestants on earlier series of MAFS UK were legally married, the marriages on the Australian version of the show were not real. The revamped UK version will follow this lead, with contestants ‘getting married’ in a glam ceremony with all the trappings of a wedding – except the legally binding marriage licence.
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The source also revealed that producers are on the hunt for ‘particularly attractive and interesting characters to ensure the British reincarnation is as explosive as the one Down Under.’ Applications are now open – so if you fancy (not actually) getting hitched to a total stranger on TV, now is your time to shine…