All the evidence that proves Married at First Sight UK isn't scripted
17 September 2021, 11:33
Is MAFS UK scripted and is the Channel 4 show fake? Here's what we know...
Married at First Sight UK is back on our screens and it is more dramatic than ever before.
The new format sees the couples sit down for a dinner party every week to catch up with their co-stars.
Taking inspiration from the Australian version of the show, a commitment ceremony also sees the contestants chat to the experts about their relationships.
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Is Married at First Sight UK fake?
Channel 4 described the show as an ‘unscripted’ reality show, which means it isn’t set up.
Commenting on a recent photo of Adam and Tayah, the fan wrote: “I would say that was an awkward moment last night but the more I watch the more I feel it’s scripted and set up for added drama 🤷🏼♀️ I’m sure you two will go the distance ❤️”
To which Adam replied: “Trust me nothing is set up, everything emotion is real!”
A former star of the show called Emma Rathbone, who appeared in the first season, previously revealed that she didn’t even realise the process would be on TV.
Speaking during a This Morning interview in 2015, she said: “I didn’t know it would be televised.
“Ideally, I would’ve liked this without the TV. I would’ve liked to have been matched. We’ve been doing this for 18 months.”
While the emotions are all real, the marriages themselves are not actually legally binding.
Unlike the US version of the series, the couples aren’t actually married but are simply making a promise to each other during the wedding episodes.
This means if they split after filming, there are no legal fees or divorce proceedings.