How to apply for Married at First Sight UK 2021

1 June 2021, 11:46 | Updated: 1 June 2021, 11:53

How to apply to appear on Married at First Sight
How to apply to appear on Married at First Sight. Picture: Channel 4
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

How do you apply to be on Married at First Sight UK? And are Channel 4 looking for new participants? Here’s what we know...

It’s fair to say Married at First Sight has well and truly got us hooked.

The Australian version aired earlier this year, giving us more drama than an episode of EastEnders.

And here in the UK, 2020 couple Michelle and Owen found true love and are still married to this day.

So, if you want to put your romantic life into the hands of the MAFS experts, you can apply for the latest season now.

Here’s how you put yourself forward for Married at First Sight UK...

How to apply for Married at First Sight UK

The Channel 4 website states that the show is looking for ‘brave new singles’ to take a leap of faith and apply for the next Married at First Sight season.

The initial application process seems fairly simple, but you must be aged 18 and be ready for marriage.

Channel 4 is asking those interested to send their name, age, and contact number to marriedatfirstsight@cplproductions.co.uk.

While many might be frightened to take this huge step, apparently Married at First Sight received over 1,500 applications back in 2016, so the competition is tough.

You could be on Married at First Sight UK
You could be on Married at First Sight UK. Picture: Channel 4

Due to this high volume, Channel 4 states that not everyone who applies will receive a response.

You can read more about the terms and conditions here.

Married at First Sight uses a panel of experts to match together couples from across the UK who meet for the first time on their wedding day.

Last year, Celebs Go Dating matchmaker Paul C Brunson paired the couples, as well as leading UK love guru Genevieve Gresset and psychologist, Dr Angela Smith.

UK producers are hoping to replicate some of the drama of MAFS Australia by adopting a new format.

Channel 4 said: "This new series will follow the couples, from being matched, to getting married, going on honeymoon and beginning their lives as newlyweds just as lockdown hit, putting extra pressure on their fledgling romances.

"The refreshed format charts each couples’ efforts to make life as husband and wife work, before they make a crucial decision - whether to part ways or remain in wedded bliss."