Married At First Sight UK Season 6 is now on E4 and we can't wait to see brides and grooms from across the country grabbing their bouquets and adjusting their buttonholes as they prepare to wed a complete stranger!
Gaining inspiration from the Australian version of the reality series, after it was a global hit with viewers, fans will be excited to hear that Season 6 will be filled with just as much drama and emotion over the 21 episodes.
Channel 4 stated that: “The new UK series will be a bigger, more dramatic take on the format, following a fresh batch of singles as they search for love and a happy-ever-after with complete strangers.”
They've definitely delivered on the drama so far! Megan and Bob's relationship is on the rocks, Ant and Alexis quit the show after their relationships broke down but have since reconnected as a new couple, and Adam and Tayah dropped the L-bomb after being married for just one week! If you need to get caught up on everything that's gone on, we've got a full breakdown of Married at First Sight UK Season 6 later in this article.
When is Married At First Sight UK Season 6 on TV?
Married At First Sight UK Season 6 started on Monday 30th August on E4 at 9pm. The series continues Monday through Thursday at the same time.
We don't have a release date for the final episode, but we do know that the current series will be 21 episodes long. If you miss an episode or want to catch up with previous seasons, you can find them on All 4.
Who are the contestants for Married at First Sight UK Season 6?
There are 16 contestants for the series - but are there any matches made in heaven amongst the line-up?
Megan, 26, is a Wellness Coach from Stoke
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 8, 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!
It’s important that her partner is kind and polite and she would love them to be creative, ambitious and confident. Humour is top of Megan’s list, it’s essential that he makes her laugh and can make other people laugh too; she wants him to be able to walk into a room and light it up!
"My dating history is horrendous, I have terrible taste. Of course, it is a good option to get someone to do it for me. It just felt like an opportunity I couldn’t miss. Each step of the way has felt more and more right."
Amy, 34, is a Sport Journalist from Cornwall.
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.
"With Married At First Sight UK, either I’m going to find the love of my life or I’m going to learn a really big lesson from it, which might lead me to the love of my life."
Marilyse, 37, is a Personal Trainer from Yorkshire.
The elegant 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.
"I would love to go through to the experiment to the very end and still be with the guy. That is what I want to happen and what I expect to happen. I will be a bit disappointed if it doesn’t happen, but we’ll have to wait and see."
Nikita, 26, works in Sales in County Durham.
With sassiness, confidence, and lots of opinions, Nikita is not here to mess around.
Emotionally charged, stubborn and wearing her heart firmly on her sleeve, she finds that people tend to misjudge her. 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 and believes that because she has fallen in love twice already, that this is her third time lucky.
"Ideally, we all want our Prince Charming who we are going to be with until the day we die. I just think that if I meet someone who blows me away and we’re on the same wavelength and have proper banter it will be great."
Morag, 31, is a Veterinary Nurse from Essex.
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.
"I want the experts to help because I’ve got high expectations of myself and what I want from my partner. I want them to help me open up and let someone in."
Alexis, 28 is a Model from London.
Bold, lively and an incredibly strong woman, she can often be misjudged for being opinionated and territorial.
Over the last two years, she took a break from boyfriends and realised she needed to work on herself and she’s now ready to make the space and time for what she hopes will be
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.
"I’ve applied to this to find the good guy, to find someone genuine and someone who wants commitment. I give my all and I’m very supportive. I’m looking for someone on my wavelength and I want someone who is going to take the reins a little bit."
Tayah, 25 works as an Estate Agent in Welwyn Garden City.
Fun loving Tayah is looking for it all! She wants a man who she can look after.
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.
"My happy ever after would be that I’ve always wanted to get married and wanted kids. I’ve always wanted to be a young mum. My end goal is to have that family and have that family unit. So that would be an ideal situation to come from this."
Adam, 26, is an Electrician from Doncaster.
Donny boy Adam has never had time to find himself a proper partner, dividing the majority of his time between work and the gym.
He is super competitive and, for the right person, he’d not only make time for them, but would work hard at the marriage to ensure it’s successful.
With a positive outlook on life, Adam is super relaxed when it comes to his preferences. His ideal match would have nice eyes and be naturally pretty. They must 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.
"Forcing myself into the situation where I have to be with someone – I’m only going to take positives from it. Hopefully, I’ll find the right one."
Ant, 28 is in Business Development and lives in Manchester.
Ant is the centre of attention in every room he walks into. This social butterfly knows he is good looking, and he gets away with it!
Ant is very confident in his ability to influence situations and he believes he has a lot of sway on people and EVERYONE wants to be Ant’s friend. He’s learnt the hard way to not take life for granted and wants to get better at being honest and opening up emotionally.
Ultimately, he wants to be the good guy for the right match!
The perfect person for Ant would be someone who is a funny, bubbly, ambitious person and up for exploring and adventure!
"The best that could happen is that the experts find me a match and it works out perfectly and find our happily ever after. The worst case is it doesn’t work out and I make some new friends and I learn a bit about myself as a person."
Daniel, 27, works in sales and is from Northern Ireland.
Daniel is a spiritual force to be reckoned with! His infectious positivity will convince the most closed-minded person to open up and discuss the meaning of life.
Daniel wants to share his passion for hiking, meditation, cold water swims and vegetarian living with others. Of course, Dan doesn’t want to do this alone; he is looking for someone open minded, who shares his passion for the outdoors.
"Married At First Sight UK is a big experience and quite nerve-racking in many ways, however, it is something that will allow me to shift my pattern in terms of relationships and it is a blessing to have the professional and scientific advice that will help me."
Robert, 26 is a Business Protection Specialist from Dorset.
Known to his mates as ‘Big Bob’, Robert is BIG in personality. Ready to entertain at the drop of a hat, he’s a fun-loving guy who’s desperate to share the limelight with his future partner, providing they’ll be able to get a word in...
Robert is after someone with a big personality who loves to have a laugh.
Will he find the fun-loving match he is looking for?
"I want to have fun all the time, so I want someone who wants to go out and do things. Someone who is on my wavelength with how I look at life."
Franky, 47 is a Strength and Conditioning Coach from Dubai.
This old school military man is a strong, dominant leader who tells 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 in Dubai
He desperately wants to find someone who shares his morals and his beliefs.
"All my life has been about challenges. I don’t like to do the normal. If anything is normal then I find it boring. I’m not captured unless I’m entertained and challenged - and Married At First Sight UK is a bloody big challenge."
Matt, 39 is a Charity Worker from West Yorkshire.
After a messy break up, which left him feeling heart broken and needing to re-discover himself, Matt now feels like he’s ready and it’s time to find the one.
It’s not the first time he has had to rebuild himself. After his dad got diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, Matt quit his corporate career and focussed his work in the cancer charity sector, which he loves. With a big verve for life, he’s a highly outgoing person who, in his limited spare time, goes to choir practice and has even performed in a Take That tribute band.
This gentle northern soul constantly gives a lot of himself to others, but admits he got lost in that and is now highly conscious that at his age he’s running out of time to have kids and settle down. Matt would like someone who wants the same things and somebody to grow old with.
"The reason I’ve come onto the show is because I’m really wanting to meet that special person that I can start building a life with and have a family. I’m really excited."
Jordon, 27 is a Personal Trainer from Cardiff.
Jordon is a gentle and very positive soul, but people don’t often see that side and misjudge 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.
"My happily ever after would be to learn stuff about myself that I didn’t know before. I want to become stronger as a person and to obviously walk away with a partner and with some new friends."
Luke, 36 is a Care Home Manager and Fireman from Cardiff.
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.
"I already have more in common with this person than I would do meeting them on dating apps or in the pub. Because they’ve done the same thing, they must be in a similar circumstance to me."
Joshua, 26 works in Insurance and lives in West London.
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.
"I think marriage has always been on my cards, but I could never see myself getting on one knee, so this is a fast track! Sometimes I need to be kicked into the deep end so for me this is the start of a new chapter."
Which couples have tied the knot so far?
So far, four couples have tied the knot. 26-year-old Business Protection Specialist, Robert and 26-year-old Wellness Coach, Megan, along with 26-year-old Nikita, who works in sales and 28-year-old Business Development Executive Ant.
The other two sets of couples were 31-year-old Veterinary Nurse, Morag and 36-year-old Care Home Manager and Fireman, Luke. As well as 27-year-old Daniel who works in Sales, with 39-year-old Charity Worker, Matt.
At the moment, couples Megan and Bob, and Matt and Dan are off to a good start with their initial connections and attractions to each other. However, couples Nikita and Ant and Morag and Luke have started off their relationships slightly fractured.
Nikita was not impressed with her husband, saying “They’ve just done the total opposite of what I asked for” after giving the experts a big list of demands for how she wanted her partner to look.
Morag was also unsure about her husband as she said, “I mean, I didn’t exactly get what I ordered.” They also had clashing desires in life, as Luke wanted kids whereas Morag didn’t. Although Morag didn’t get what she expected, she was willing to still give it a go and put her hope in the experts to know what’s right for her. Luke even started to grow on her in the end!
The next set of strangers to marry were 34-year-old Sports Journalist Amy and 26-year-old Josh, who works in Insurance and 47-year-old Strength and Conditioning Coach Franky who wedded 37-year-old Personal Trainer Marilyse. At the moment, Josh seems unsure on Amy's spiritual personality and Franky and Marilyse seem to be going well so far with their initial connection and attraction.
The final two couples to wed were 28-year-old Model, Alexis, and 27-year-old Personal Trainer, Jordon, along with 26-year-old Electrician, Adam, and 25-year-old Estate Agent, Tayah. Adam and Tayah had a quick connection and were instantly head over heels in love with each other (especially since they dropped the L-bomb after a week of knowing each other on their honeymoon!), whereas things didn’t go as smoothly for Alexis and Jordon as they struggled to find a spark. Jordon told Alexis that she’s not his usual ‘type,’ and even admitted at the commitment ceremony that he kissed fellow co-star Megan, leaving their respective partners devastated.
Since the couples went on honeymoon, Ant and Nikita had an explosive row, where they managed to make amends, but things further spiraled out of control when Nikita had a huge argument with Jordon at the dinner party and was kicked off of the show for her aggressive behavior. Now, Ant and Alexis, who quit the show, want to re-enter the competition as a couple after discovering their romantic connection at the disastrous dinner party, and fans are thrilled to see them back!
Who are the experts on Married at First Sight UK Season 6?
The show has three relationship experts to assist the contestants on their marriage journeys and the potential problems that could surface between the couples.
Mel Schilling has over 20 years of experience as a qualified specialist in human behavioural performance and purpose. She has also been an expert on the Australian version of the show and is best known in the UK for her role on Married at First Sight Australia, which has recently been airing to millions on E4.
Paul C Brunson
Last year, for the U.K.’s fifth series (which aired on Channel 4), Paul Carrick Brunson
had a 75% success rate, with three of the four matched couples still together now and one of the couples have recently had a baby, a series first!
Paul, also known for appearing on Celebs Go Dating, is an internationally recognised expert in interpersonal relationships, personal development, and entrepreneurship and is considered one of the World’s leading matchmakers, responsible for over 2000 marriages in his career.
He is described by Oprah Winfrey as “much more than a matchmaker, he’s a life coach.”
Charlene is an experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist based in London and has successfully worked with many couples across her career.
Not afraid to ask the tough questions, ne has developed a practice that allows couples to connect more deeply, communicate better, build trust and enjoy love and sex.
Charlene has also appeared as a sex therapist on E4 show, The Sex Clinic, alongside other TV appearances.
Charlene said: "I am delighted to be joining this new series of Married at First Sight UK. This is a brand-new role for the show and it is important to remember that these couples have just met and are going to be getting to know each other quickly.
"I'm really looking forward to getting to know them all and digging deeper into their relationships and finding new ways for them to connect. It's also really interesting to bring my knowledge alongside the expertise of Mel and Paul. As a trio, I think we will have a really great team.”
What happens in Married At First Sight UK Season 6?
The unusual show’s aim is to form long-lasting marriages through the unconventional way of having complete strangers marry each other! Erm!!
Across 21 episodes the series will follow eight couples as they meet for the very first time at the altar. Rather than legal marriages though, the couples will make life-long commitments to one another at a glamorous ceremony, overseen by a wedding celebrant, and includes guests, speeches, cakes and bridal gowns.
After the ceremony is over, true love will well and truly be put to the test as the couples go on a luxury honeymoon before moving in with each other and their fellow couples.
The relationships will be put to the test as the couples attend dinner parties and eventually decide whether they want to stay together or not.
Is there a trailer?
Yes! In fact, there are two.
The first one introduces viewers to the new contestants for the show, each revealing their ideal man or woman... but will they each get more than they bargained for when they walk down the aisle? One contestant admits they should probably stop texting their ex, while another, rather confident contestant says he hopes his new wife can cope with him being more attractive than her! It looks like the drama is about to kick-off!
The second trailer shows viewers clips of the new series, seeing the brides arriving for their big day and their nervous grooms waiting for them at the altar. There are also lots of tears on the trailer, with one disgruntled bride admitting "Well, I didn't get exactly get what I ordered, did I?!" Oh dear!
Married at First Sight UK airs Monday - Thursday at 9pm on E4.
Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film, and TV grow stronger.
Some of her favourite TV shows are Line of Duty, Fresh Meat, The Great British Bake Off, and Gogglebox. In her spare time, Grace likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series!
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