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Meet the Married At First Sight UK contestants

Married At First Sight UK is back – and this series promises to be more sexy, shocking and scandalous than ever before. 

Ahead of the series six launch, the 16 singletons who will be walking down the aisle have been revealed – with seven females and nine males making up the eight couples, meaning the show is set to welcome its first gay couple. 

While the pairings are yet to be announced, the diverse line-up sees football influencer Amy, 34, Linford Christie’s nephew Joshua, 26, and veterinary nurse Morag, 31, lead the contestants – who will be followed over 21 episodes on their quest for love. 

One to watch: Meet the Married At First Sight UK contestants: A football influencer, Linford Christie’s nephew and a party-mad veterinary nurse lead the line-up – with the show also set to welcome its first gay couple

The series has been revamped to follow the Australian format, and rather than legal marriages, the couples will make a lifelong commitment to one another at a glamorous ceremony, overseen by a wedding celebrant, that includes guests, bridal gowns, dancing, speeches and cake. 

After the ceremony and celebrations are over, true love is well and truly put to the test, as they embark on a luxurious honeymoon, before moving in with each other and their fellow couples.

Relationships will be put under the microscope, by fellow brides and grooms at weekly dinner parties – as well as by the experts, at recurring commitment ceremonies, where couples choose whether they want to stay in or leave the process. 

Here come the girls: (L-R) Amy, Alexis, Megan, Nikita, Marilyse, Tayah and Morag make up seven of the 16 singletons who will be walking down the aisle when season six of the show launches later in the year

Here come the girls: (L-R) Amy, Alexis, Megan, Nikita, Marilyse, Tayah and Morag make up seven of the 16 singletons who will be walking down the aisle when season six of the show launches later in the year 

All this will build to a dramatic series finale: glossy, high-stakes vow renewals, in which each couple must decide  if they will recommit to their partner or go their separate ways.

No-nonsense Married at First Sight Australia expert Melanie Schilling and Sex and Relationship Therapist, Charlene Douglas will be joining returning star Paul C. Brunson (Celebs Go Dating) for this brand-new series. 

Mel and Paul will be tasked with matching a group of singles hoping to find love when they meet for the first time at the altar, whilst Charlene works with the couples as they navigate their new relationships and get to know their partners on a more intimate level. 

Here come the boys: (L-R) Franky, Daniel, Adam, Jordon, Ant, Matt, Joshua, Luke and Robert make up this year's male contestants, with two of the men set to form Married At First Sight UK's first gay couple

Here come the boys: (L-R) Franky, Daniel, Adam, Jordon, Ant, Matt, Joshua, Luke and Robert make up this year’s male contestants, with two of the men set to form Married At First Sight UK’s first gay couple 

Ahead of the series airing, influencer Amy said: ‘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.’ 

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. 

Amy said: '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.'

Josh said: 'I think marriage has always been on my cards'

Amy and Joshua: Amy said, 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’, while Josh said ‘I think marriage has always been on my cards’

Famous relative: Joshua Christie is the nephew of famous British sprinter Linford Christie

Famous relative: Joshua Christie is the nephew of famous British sprinter Linford Christie

Others who are looking to wed thanks to the show include Joshua Christie, the nephew of famous British sprinter Linford Christie.

Josh, 26, who works in insurance, said: ‘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.’

He describes himself as having 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. 

Veterinary Nurse Morag said, 'I want the experts to help because I've got high expectations of myself and what I want from my partner'

Needs help: Wellness coach Megan, 26, needed professional help due to her own 'terrible taste' in men

Morag and Megan: Veterinary Nurse Morag said, ‘I want the experts to help because I’ve got high expectations of myself and what I want from my partner’, while wellness coach Megan, 26, needed professional help due to her own ‘terrible taste’ in men

Veterinary Nurse Morag is hoping for some help from the show’s experts, and explained: ‘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.’

She’s considered the life and soul of the party and 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. 

Disappointing: Personal trainer Marilyse, 37, would be 'disappointed' if she didn't find The One by the end of the show

High hopes: Charity worker Matt, 39, is 'really excited' about potentially meeting someone he can start a family with

 Marilyse and Matt: Personal trainer Marilyse, 37, would be ‘disappointed’ if she didn’t find The One by the end of the show, while charity worker Matt, 39, is ‘really excited’ about potentially meeting someone he can start a family with

Wellness coach Megan, 26, admitted she needed professional help due to her own ‘terrible taste’ in men. 

She explained: ‘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.’

Megan sees herself as 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 eight, she was faced with grief at a young age, but used her experience to chase down her dream job and she now helps young children with their mental health. 

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. 

Positive: Electrician Adam, 26, said 'I’m only going to take positives from it. Hopefully I’ll find the right one'

Influential: Ant, 28, is very confident in his ability to influence situations and he believes he has a lot of sway on people

Adam and Ant: Electrician Adam, 26, said ‘I’m only going to take positives from it. Hopefully I’ll find the right one’, Ant, 28, is very confident in his ability to influence situations and he believes he has a lot of sway on people

Personal trainer Marilyse, 37, would be ‘disappointed’ if she didn’t find The One by the end of the show.

She said: ‘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.’ 

The Yorkshire-born trainer describes herself as strong, switched on and very positive and 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, but the mother-of-two said they’ve 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. 

New tactics: Salesman Daniel, 27, said the show 'will allow me to shift my pattern in terms of relationships',

Sweet: Nikita, 26, mused, 'Ideally, we all want our Prince Charming who we are going to be with until the day we die'

Daniel and Nikita: Salesman Daniel, 27, said the show ‘will allow me to shift my pattern in terms of relationships’, while Nikita, 26, mused, ‘Ideally, we all want our Prince Charming who we are going to be with until the day we die’ 

Charity worker Matt, 39, is ‘really excited’ about potentially meeting someone he can start a family with.

He said: ‘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.’

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 focused 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. 

Matt 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 would like to have kids and settle down. Matt would like someone who wants the same things and somebody to grow old with. 

Loving life: Robert, 26, is a fun-loving guy who’s desperate to share the limelight with his future partner

Fun times: Alexis, 28, is described as 'bold, lively and an incredibly strong'

Robert and Alexis: Robert, 26, is a fun-loving guy who’s desperate to share the limelight with his future partner while Alexis, 28, is described as ‘bold, lively and an incredibly strong’

Electrician Adam, 26, had a great mindset ahead of the show, saying he was ‘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.’

The Doncaster-born star said he 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. 

Business development worker Ant, 28, has braced himself for whatever the outcome, saying: ‘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.’ 

The social butterfly is very confident in his ability to influence situations and he believes he has a lot of sway on people. 

He’s learnt the hard way to not take life for granted and wants to get better at being honest and opening up emotionally. 

Wild: Franky, 47, said 'all my life has been about challenges. I don’t like to do the normal'

Mum's the word: Estate agent Tayah, 25, has starting a family high on her list of priorities as she 'always wanted to be a young mum'

Franky and Tayah: Franky, 47, said ‘all my life has been about challenges. I don’t like to do the normal,’ while estate agent Tayah, 25, has starting a family high on her list of priorities as she ‘always wanted to be a young mum’

The perfect person for Ant would be someone who is a funny, bubbly, ambitious person and up for exploring and adventure.  

Salesman Daniel, 27, said of the opportunity: ‘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’. 

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.

Misunderstood: Personal trainer Jordon, 27, said he's misunderstood by people who don't realise he is a 'gentle and very positive soul'

Gent: Care home manager and fireman Luke, 36, who has been described as the ' perfect gentleman'

Jordon and Luke: Personal trainer Jordon, 27, said he’s misunderstood by people who don’t realise he is a ‘gentle and very positive soul’, while care home manager and fireman Luke, 36, who has been described as the ‘ perfect gentleman’

Also working in sales is Nikita, 26, who mused: ‘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.’ 

Described as emotionally charged, stubborn and wearing her heart firmly on her sleeve, Nikita finds that people tend to misjudge her. 

Nikita has 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.

Business protection specialist Robert, 26, goes by the nickname ‘Big Bob’ owing to his big personality. He said: ‘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.’   

Robert is a fun-loving guy who’s desperate to share the limelight with his future partner and is after someone with a big personality who loves to have a laugh. 

Model Alexis, 28, is described as ‘bold, lively and an incredibly strong’, and said: ‘I’ve applied to this to find the good guy, to find someone genuine and someone who wants commitment. 

Guess who's back: Married at First Sight Australia expert Mel Schilling has over 20 years of experience as a qualified specialist in human behavioural performance and purpose, and is now joining the UK version of the show

Guess who’s back: Married at First Sight Australia expert Mel Schilling has over 20 years of experience as a qualified specialist in human behavioural performance and purpose, and is now joining the UK version of the show 

‘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.’ 

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 the last man in her life.

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. 

Former army man Franky, 47, said: ‘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.’

The strength and conditioning coach fought for his country for 15 years and lived as an expat for 15 years in Dubai, and now wants to find his soulmate who’ll be happy to join him overseas. 

Estate agent Tayah, 25, has starting a family high on her list of priorities, saying: ‘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.’

Tayah 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.

Experts: Last year, for the U.K.’s fifth series Paul Carrick Brunson had a 75% success rate, with three of the four matched couples still together, and he will return for this season

Expert: Charlene Douglas is an experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist

Experts: Last year, for the U.K.’s fifth series Paul Carrick Brunson had a 75% success rate, with three of the four matched couples still together, and he will return alongside Charlene Douglas, an experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist

Personal trainer Jordon, 27, said he’s misunderstood by people who don’t realise he is a ‘gentle and very positive soul.’

He said: ‘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.’

Cardiff-born Jordon 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.

Completing this year’s line-up is care home manager and fireman Luke, 36, who has been described as the ‘perfect gentleman’.

He said: ‘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.’

Luke is struggling with self-esteem issues after his relationship crushed his confidence 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. 

While an official launch date is yet to be announced, Married At First Sight UK is coming to E4 very soon. 

Married At First Sight UK: Meet the contestants

 THE BOYS 

 Adam 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Adam

Married At First Sight UK contestant Adam 

Age: 26

Location: Doncaster 

Occupation: Electrician 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight?  

‘I’m 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 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Ant

Married At First Sight UK contestant Ant 

Age: 28 

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Business Development

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight?  

 ‘The best that could happen is that the experts find me a match and it works out perfectly. The worst case is it doesn’t work out and I make some new friends.’

Daniel 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Daniel

Married At First Sight UK contestant Daniel 

Age: 27

Location: Northern Ireland 

Occupation: Sales 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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  

Married At First Sight UK contestant Robert

Married At First Sight UK contestant Robert 

Age: 26

Location: Dorset 

Occupation: Business Protection Specialist 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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  

Married At First Sight UK contestant Franky

Married At First Sight UK contestant Franky 

Age: 47

Location: Dubai  

Occupation: Strength and Conditioning Coach 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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.’

Matt  

Married At First Sight UK contestant Matt

Married At First Sight UK contestant Matt 

Age: 39 

Location: West Yorkshire

Occupation: Charity Worker 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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.’ 

Jordan 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Jordan

Married At First Sight UK contestant Jordan 

Age: 27 

Location: Cardiff

Occupation: Personal Trainer 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight?  

‘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 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Luke

Married At First Sight UK contestant Luke 

Age: 36 

Location: Cardiff

Occupation: Care Home Manager and Fireman 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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  

Married At First Sight UK contestant Joshua

Married At First Sight UK contestant Joshua 

Age: 26

Location: West London 

Occupation: Insurance 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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.’

 THE GIRLS 

 Megan  

Married At First Sight UK contestant Megan

Married At First Sight UK contestant Megan 

Age: 26 

Location: Stoke

Occupation: Wellness Coach 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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.’

Amy 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Amy

Married At First Sight UK contestant Amy 

Age: 34 

Location: Cornwall

Occupation: Sports Journalist 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

 ‘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 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Marilyse

Married At First Sight UK contestant Marilyse

Age: 37 

Location: Yorkshire

Occupation: Personal Trainer 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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.’

Nikita

Married At First Sight UK contestant Nikita

Married At First Sight UK contestant Nikita

Age: 26

Location: County Durham 

Occupation: Sales 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘Ideally, we all want our Prince Charming. 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 

Married At First Sight UK contestant Morag

Married At First Sight UK contestant Morag

Age: 31 

Location: Essex

Occupation: Vet

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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

Married At First Sight UK contestant Alexis

Married At First Sight UK contestant Alexis

Age: 28 

Location: London 

Occupation: Model 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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.’ 

Tayah

Married At First Sight UK contestant Tayah

Married At First Sight UK contestant Tayah

Age: 25 

Location: Welwyn Garden City

Occupation: Estate Agent 

Why did you sign up to Married At First Sight? 

‘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.’

 


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