John Robertson returns to Married at First Sight Australia season 5

After being rejected by his bride in season four, the 55-year-old is coming back for a second shot at love.

John Robertson on Married at First Sight Australia

Star of Married at First Sight Australia‘s John Robertson will be returning to season five for another chance at finding love.


The 55-year-old groom and father-of-two, who is the oldest contestant to take part on the show so far, left the last series early when his TV wife Debbie, 53, ended their relationship before their marriage had barely begun. Yoga-loving Debbie got cold feet when she decided that she wanted a partner of Polynesian descent.

John was popular amongst viewers with his fun and laid-back nature, with fans keeping everything crossed that the show’s relationship experts will find him a more compatible partner this time around.

“They asked me back,” John told TV WEEK. “I thought, ‘Why not?’. I still haven’t found love. I had a good experience last time even though me and Deb didn’t work out so I thought I might as well give it another shot.”

On his hopes for this series, he added: “I wanted chemistry. I don’t have a type. They can be blonde, brunette, whatever. They’ve gotta be shorter than me. I like a nice easy, fun filled life so someone laid-back, I don’t want someone who is bossy or nagging.”

Episodes of Married at First Sight Australia were revived for the summer by E4, with 11 new couples looking for love.

The unconventional dating show features a panel of experts matching singletons based purely on the information given to them The team includes relationship psychologist John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Trisha Stratford, and dating expert Mel Schilling.

Together the group help match up individuals, while adding their analysis, as we watch how the couples get on on their wedding day, honeymoon and afterwards.


Married at First Sight Australia season five airs weeknights on E4 at 7:30pm. You can also watch on-demand on All 4. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.