The popular dating show sees potential suitors agree to get married at first sight (it’s a fairly self-explanatory concept).
Here’s everything you need to know about Married At First Sight: Australia Series 9.
What is it about?
The Australian iteration of Married At First Sight sees 16 singles lock eyes for the first time at the altar – meeting for the first time as they begin married life. (Again, it’s a very efficient title in terms of conveying the concept.)
The episodes look at the unique pressures of married life through this unusual lens, with different themes emphasised at different times – Series 9 will once again see Intimacy week, Confessions week, and a Couples’ Retreat week.
Who is in the cast?
There are 16 hopeful singles, pictured above. They’re makeup artists and motivational speakers, swim coaches and brand managers, teaching students and semi-professional wrestlers; they each have their own hopes, dreams, anxieties, and regrets, and they’re all looking for love in the eyes of a stranger.
One prospective contestant – Simon Blackburn, a miner from Melbourne – has been removed from the series after his onscreen match (florist Jessica Seracino) found his homophobic social media posts. Blackburn was edited it out of the series, and Seracino paired with a new groom.
The series is once again hosted by experts John Aiken, Mel Schilling, and Alessandra Rampolla.
Is there a trailer?
When is it on and how can I watch it?
The broadcast schedule for Married at First Sight: Australia is a little complicated, with E4 spreading the series out across the next few weeks.
The first half of episode 1 will air on E4 on Monday 21 February at 7:30pm. The second half will follow a few hours later at 10:20pm.
The series will continue to air episodes nightly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30pm. There is not a new episode on Friday – the series resumes with episode 5 on Monday 28 February at 7:30pm.
Married At First Sight: Australia will continue at 7:30pm from Monday to Thursday for the next few weeks.
The series has already started on Channel 9 in Australia.
How many episodes are there?
There will be 30 episodes of Married At First Sight: Australia, which will air on E4 across the coming weeks.
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