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Married At First Sight 2021: Experts have a boozy dinner in Bondi Beach

Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Experts Mel Schilling and Alessandra Rampolla let their hair down as they join John Aiken for a boozy night out ahead of the season premiere

Married At First Sight fans are used to seeing the show’s relationship experts looking perfectly polished on screen.

But as filming for the eighth season wrapped in December, Mel Schilling, Alessandra Rampolla and John Aiken let their hair down to celebrate in Sydney.

Mel, 49, Alessandra, 46, and John, 50, looked very relaxed indeed as they enjoyed a night out at a Mexican restaurant in Bondi Beach.

Celebrations! As filming for Married At First Sight’s eighth season wrapped in December, relationship experts Mel Schilling (centre), Alessandra Rampolla (right) and John Aiken (left) let their hair down to celebrate in Sydney

The love gurus treated themselves to a three-hour catch-up as they gorged on tacos and tortilla chips followed by several rounds of drinks.

Puerto Rican sexologist Alessandra is replacing former expert Dr Trisha Stratford, who last year announced she was leaving the franchise after seven seasons. 

At one stage, Mel and Alessandra were spotted downing glasses of white wine before ordering another bottle, while John opted for beer.

Night out: Mel, 49, Alessandra, 46, and John, 50, looked very relaxed indeed as they enjoyed a night out at a Mexican restaurant in Bondi Beach

Night out: Mel, 49, Alessandra, 46, and John, 50, looked very relaxed indeed as they enjoyed a night out at a Mexican restaurant in Bondi Beach

Cheers to that! The love gurus treated themselves to a three-hour catch-up as they gorged on tacos and tortilla crisps followed by several rounds of drinks

Cheers to that! The love gurus treated themselves to a three-hour catch-up as they gorged on tacos and tortilla crisps followed by several rounds of drinks

Thirsty work! At one stage, Mel and Alessandra were spotted downing glasses of white wine before ordering another bottle, while John opted for beer

Thirsty work! At one stage, Mel and Alessandra were spotted downing glasses of white wine before ordering another bottle, while John opted for beer

Mel showed off her toned figure in a floral-patterned dress featuring transparent mesh sleeves, which she paired with black ankle boots.

The mother of one carried her belongings in a pink bag.

She styled her blonde hair in a simple ponytail opted for minimal makeup, including light foundation.

No rivalry here! Mel looked animated during the catch-up

Relaxed: Alessandra appeared to be enjoying the Bondi hotspot's range of cocktail drinks

No rivalry here! The experts rarely socialised together during previous seasons of Married At First Sight, but it seems having Alessandra on board has brought them all together

Friendship: A source told Daily Mail Australia 'the experts felt at ease with each other' following the departure of Dr Trisha Stratford

Friendship: A source told Daily Mail Australia ‘the experts felt at ease with each other’ following the departure of Dr Trisha Stratford

Relaxed work environment: 'There was no tension between the experts this year. They got on like a house on fire,' the insider added of John, Alessandra and Mel

Relaxed work environment: ‘There was no tension between the experts this year. They got on like a house on fire,’ the insider added of John, Alessandra and Mel

Alessandra looked sensational in a sleeveless white floral dress, which she wore with a black belt featuring an oversized gold buckle. 

The experts rarely socialised together during previous seasons of Married At First Sight, but it seems having Alessandra on board has brought them all together. 

‘For the first time the experts have felt at ease with each other,’ a source said. ‘There was no tension between the experts this year. They got on like a house on fire.’

Stylish: Mel showed off her toned figure in a floral-patterned dress featuring transparent mesh sleeves, which she paired with black ankle boots

Stylish: Mel showed off her toned figure in a floral-patterned dress featuring transparent mesh sleeves, which she paired with black ankle boots

Summer chic: Alessandra looked sensational in a sleeveless white floral dress, which she wore with a black belt featuring an oversized gold buckle

Summer chic: Alessandra looked sensational in a sleeveless white floral dress, which she wore with a black belt featuring an oversized gold buckle

Get excited! The new season of Married At First Sight premieres Monday at 7.30pm on Nine

Get excited! The new season of Married At First Sight premieres Monday at 7.30pm on Nine

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