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Who are the Married at First Sight UK 2022 couples? Meet all the pairs

The dating reality show is back and in full swing on E4. Here's everything you need to know about the 2022 couples.

Chanita and Jordan on their wedding day, smiling.
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Published: Wednesday, 21st September 2022 at 5:21 pm
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The 2022 season of Married at First Sight UK has kicked off on E4, and already we’ve had our fair share of drama as 16 singles have headed down the aisle in search of love.

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The eccentric dating series returned on Monday 29th August with Chanita and Jordan and Whitney and Duka becoming the first couples to get married on season 7.

All couples might have made it onto their honeymoon, but things were quick to deteriorate for plenty of the newlyweds including Adrian Sanderson and Thomas Hartley, who ended up clashing over the latter’s loud behaviour.

Similarly, Zoe Clifton and Jenna Robinson had some issues after clashing over veganism, and Matt and Gemma fought over the latter's never-ending crude remarks.

And as for April Banbury and George Roberts, things got very explosive as he learnt she'd kissed another woman on their honeymoon - ouch!

But might the couples overcome all obstacles and stay together after the show? As the series progresses, here's everything you need to know about the Married at First Sight UK 2022 couples.

Who are the Married at First Sight UK 2022 couples?

Chanita and Jordan

Chanita and Jordan on their wedding day, smiling.
Chanita and Jordan. E4

Derby-based social worker Chanita walked down the aisle on Tuesday night (30th August) to find 29-year-old account manager Jordan waiting for her – and luckily for both of them, the sparks immediately began to fly.

While Jordan, who is from Darlington, considers himself a "great catch" with a good job, a close relationship with his mum and cooking skills, 29-year-old Chanita revealed that she's ready to find her future partner after leaving a 10-year relationship two years prior.

With both Chanita and Jordan being raised in single-parent households, the MAFS UK experts believed that they would make a "good match" and the couple quickly bonded after Jordan said that she looked "beautiful" in her wedding dress. Meanwhile, Jordan's mum seemed to take a liking to Chanita after she comforted her new husband while he spoke about his nan passing away – but will the pair make it through the honeymoon stage?

Whitney and Duka

Whitney and Duka on Married at First Sight UK 2022.
Whitney and Duka. E4

Those who watched Tuesday night's MAFS UK premiere will know that it definitely wasn't love at first sight for 31-year-olds Whitney and Duka, after the former made it clear that she wasn't impressed with the match.

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While recruitment HR coordinator Duka considers himself a man about town, he revealed that he struggled as a child after fleeing former Yugoslavia with his family to escape conflict and moving to the UK at the age of 10, not knowing a word of English. As for Whitney, the St Albans-based personal assistant admits that she doesn't make the best first impression with people but has recently lost her mother and is ready to give love a chance.

However, after walking down the aisle in front of both contestants' friends and families, Whitney awkwardly reveals that she's ready to do a runner, telling the camera away from the ceremony that she wanted a "brick house" of a man but that Duka is more of a "shed". While at the end of the episode, they appeared to grow closer after Whitney opened up about her mother, it may be a bumpy road ahead for these lovebirds.

Thomas and Adrian

Thomas and Adrian
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Mental health care assistant Thomas was met with his newlywed husband, digital designer Adrian, smiling back at him as he walked down the aisle during episode two (30th August) of the dating show.

But it wasn't long before drama erupted as Thomas – who had previously made clear his type is tall, dark and handsome – confessed to Channel 4 bosses that he “didn’t expect someone blond”, before comparing Adrian to journalist "Clare Balding".

Things continued to heat up after the ceremony, as Adrian’s best friend Katie expressed her disapproval for her his new husband. "Thomas is quite flamboyant and I thought Adrian would be partnered with someone calmer, more sophisticated," she said, before going on to grill Thomas about his surgeries, his past relationships and his job. She then tearfully told the cameras: "I do not want him to go on the honeymoon and I do not want this to carry on."

But despite Katie’s strong opinions, Adrian wasn’t phased and proceeded to get to know Thomas one-on-one, and it looked like there could be hope for the pair's future together after all.

April and George

April and George.
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Also married in episode two (30th August) were former Miss Great Britain April and her groom, George.

And it seems the pair are in for a bumpy ride after the conversation turned to children following the ceremony. Father-of-four George, who had already told the dating experts how important his children are to him, had to break the news to April.

"It's quite a bundle for someone to take on," he said to the cameras after the wedding, before heading to tell April.

"I'm not sure if I want children," she had said just before he dropped the bomb. However, in the end, she promised to give George a chance.

As we saw in last night's episode, their honeymoon wasn't without its hiccups, with George becoming frustrated with April's sudden tendency to step back from the marriage – but after chatting about their relationship, they decide to give it a proper go. However, George dropped a massive bombshell towards the end of the honeymoon, telling the cameras that he had discovered that April had kissed someone else on a dare in a hot tub.

Jess and Pjay

Pjay and Jess on Married at First Sight UK 2022.
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On Thursday 1st September, 31-year-olds Jess and Pjay got married at first sight.

A dental hygienist from Cambridgeshire, Jess is looking for someone who is as fun and outgoing as her, although she's found in the past that jumping into something quickly has gotten her in trouble in past relationships. Meanwhile, Pjay is a dancer who is part of the world famous Dreamboys and while this has gotten him plenty of female attention in the past, his ex-girlfriends have had trust issues around this.

Lara and Richie

Lara and Richie on Married at First Sight UK 2022.
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Another marriage which took place on 1st September is the union of Lara and Richie.

Nottingham-based 49-year-old Lara is originally from Canada and an ex-dancer who is used to living a luxurious lifestyle, flying from Japan to New York for dinner on one occasion. Meanwhile, 51-year-old Richie is a sales advisor working in the music industry, who describes himself as a deep, clever and socially and emotionally intelligent man.

As for whether this marriage will work, we saw in the teaser that Richie may had trouble bonding with Lara's two children so the pair may have a bumpy road ahead of them? Only time will tell.

Kasia and Kwame

Married at First Sight UK's Kasia and Kwame
Married at First Sight UK's Kasia and Kwame Channel 4

Kasia and Kwame were one of the last set of couples to get married at first sight.

London-based Kasia, 36, left school at the age of 16 to have her first child and is now a mum-of-two. She's managed to juggle being a mum and a business woman, and despite mastering in both those areas, the same can't be said for her love life.

"I'm successful in a lot of other areas in my life and I've been through a lot, but the one area that I'm not successful in is my love life," she said.

Confident and sophisticated business man Kwame, 42, wants a second chance at finding love after having a very full life. He's travelled all over the world, established himself in a career, been married, had children and gotten divorced, and feels now is the time to put himself out there again romantically.

Zoe and Jenna

Married at First Sight UK's Jenna and Zoe
Married at First Sight UK's Jenna and Zoe Channel 4

Zoe and Jenna said "I do" on Monday, 5th September in front of their family and friends.

Despite being very outgoing, ambitious and a successful professional, quantity surveyor Zoe, 30, has struggled to find the right girl to settle down with.

The matchmakers think that business owner Jenna, 32, could be that girl. Jenna owns a small zero-waste shops and doesn't like the traditional idea of marriage, with a woman taking a man's name. Nevertheless, she wants to find that special person who she can spend the rest of her life with.

"I don't like dating apps and I don't go out anywhere to meet anyone, so this is the only way I'm going to find love... hopefully," she says.

Could this be a match made in heaven?

Gemma and Matt

Married at First Sight's Gemma and Matt
Married at First Sight's Gemma and Matt Channel 4

Fiercely independent, bold and a bit wild, Gemma, 30, describes herself as a "bad bitch." She says she got close to a fairytale romance a couple of times, but now feels like she’s running out of luck and is desperate to meet a man who can sweep her off her feet and keep up with her antics in the bedroom!

The experts think Matt, a 32-year-old barber from Huddersfield, could be that guy.

Matt owns a successful barber shop in York, and whilst he has a talent for cutting hair, the most rewarding part of his job is having deep and meaningful conversations with customers, giving them life advice and positivity.

He's always looking for the next adventure and would like to meet a woman who shares his passion for life and isn't afraid to try new things - aww.

Sophie and Jonathan

married at First Sight UK's Sophie and Johnathan
Married at First Sight UK's Sophie and Jonathan Channel 4

Sophie, 26, works in tech and has spent the last few years building a successful career for herself. She’s a romantic at heart, and when the right person comes along, she’s ready to give 100 per cent, let her walls down and work together to find love.

She'll be marrying Jonathan, a 32-year-old carpenter from Selby. With his life very much together, John feels there’s one piece of the puzzle missing. He says he’s ready to settle down and just needs the right girl – someone with a natural look who is easy going and up for an adventure.

Married at First Sight UK airs Monday to Thursday at 9pm on E4. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide or visit our hub for more Entertainment news.

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