Everybody's favourite marital experiment, Married at First Sight UK, will be making its return to E4 on Monday 18th September.


With 36 episodes filled with nothing less than mayhem, love and laughter, this season of MAFS is set to be like no other. The experts and cast alike have teased what to expect from the show and it's shaping up to be the most explosive season yet.

As you get ready to watch the upcoming nuptials of complete strangers, read on for everything we know about Married at First Sight UK 2023, including the cast, latest news and the release date.

Married at First Sight UK 2023 release date

Charlene Douglas, Paul C Brunson and Mel Schilling for Married at First Sight UK.
Charlene Douglas, Paul C Brunson and Mel Schilling for Married at First Sight UK. Channel 4

Married at First Sight UK will begin on Monday 18th September, with this series set to be the longest running yet following the success of the 2022 season. The new series will have 36 episodes and will start airing at 9pm on E4.

In the past, episodes have aired Monday to Thursday each week. A reunion episode has not been confirmed yet.

What will happen in Married at First Sight UK 2023?

Expert Paul C Brunson previously confirmed some changes were made to the format, teasing this series will be the most "explosive" ever.

Speaking to The Sun, he confirmed that for the first time, all three experts will visit the couples' apartments to offer relationship advice throughout the show.

"You'll see in this series we make visits to their apartments, myself, Charlene and Mel," Brunson told the publication.

"It has happened individually before - with that sex visit to Kwame and Kasia, but this will be the first series that you see all of us make independent visits to their apartments, and group visits to help them along.

"I think it's really good because you get a chance to get to see us do what each of us is an expert in."

What is Married at First Sight UK about?

Married at First Sight UK first hit screens in 2015, following participants from all over the UK who sign up to be "matched" with their ideal partner by a group of relationship experts.

The show sees the couples get "married" without ever having met each other until their wedding day, and follows them as they go through various challenges together.

Some of the challenges include living together, getting to meet each other's family and friends and making the decision of whether they want to stay together or leave the experiment each week.

Who is in the Married at First Sight UK 2023 cast?

The 2023 cast of Married at First Sight UK standing together, wearing wedding attire
Married at First Sight UK. Channel 4

The Married at First Sight UK cast has been revealed. The full cast list is as follows:

  • Tennis coach Arthur, 34
  • Model Brad, 27
  • Sports rehabilitator Georges, 30
  • Sales executive Luke, 30
  • Events marketing manager Nathanial, 36
  • Account manager Paul, 26
  • Youth worker and DJ Terence, 40
  • Investment communications Thomas, 27
  • Clinic consultant Ella, 29
  • Sales manager Jay, 31
  • Finance manager Laura, 34
  • Technology risk partner Peggy, 32
  • Executive assistant Porscha, 36
  • Florist Rosaline, 28
  • Performing arts teacher Shona, 31
  • Childcare assistant Tasha, 25

Married at First Sight UK 2023 experts

Married at First Sight UK experts
Experts Mel Schilling, Paul C Brunson and Charlene Douglas. Channel 4

Mel Schilling, Paul C Brunson and Charlene Douglas will be returning to our screens alongside a brand new cast of couples.

Mel Schilling is one of Australia's most high-profile therapists, most notably for her role on Married at First Sight Australia. Mel has over 20 years of experience as a therapist, business consultant and leadership coach.

As for Paul C Brunson, he has previously appeared on Celebs Go Dating and describes himself as "the world's most influential matchmaker", and he even runs his own matchmaking agency.

Charlene Douglas joined the MAFS UK experts in 2021 and is a London-based sex therapist. She has previously appeared on E4's The Sex Clinic.

Married at First Sight UK 2023 starts on E4 on Monday 18th September at 9pm. Past seasons are also available to stream on Channel 4.

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