The reality TV series has announced this year’s lineup, and introduced us to its first-ever transgender bride đź‘°


Channel 4’s hugely popular reality TV series, Married At First Sight UK (MAFS) has begun teasing its long-awaited next instalment. Ready your popcorn, because a lot of drama is guaranteed.

Eight brides and grooms are preparing to walk down the aisle and say “I do” to a complete stranger in hopes of finding true love. And we can’t wait to meet 29-year-old Ella from Weston-Super-Mare. Digital Spy reports that Ella works as a clinic consultant and is a “blonde bombshell with a sense of humour and a heart of gold.”

Ella lives with her nan who she views as the closest person to her in her life (and yes, I am already preparing my tissues). Together, they’re the “dynamic duo everyone needs in their life.”

On being the first ever MAFS transgender contestant, Ella said: “This experiment is so much more than just me getting married. I see this as a big deal for someone who has transitioned.”

Fellow brides Tasha, Shona, Rosaline, Porsha, Peggy, Laura and Jay will be joining Ella on this experiment, and grooms Thomas, Terence, Paul, Nathanial, Luke, Georges, Brad and Arthur will also walk down the aisle. But for now we shall have to wait to see who Ella will end up exchanging vows with.

Melanie Schilling, Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas are the MAFS experts who will be matching up the contestants before they set off on their honeymoons and move in together. We can’t wait to see what these relationship experts decide.

Each week viewers will get to see the couples catching up with each other over dramatic dinner parties and the experts will check in to make sure they’re on the right track.

With 36 episodes for fans to get lost in, this season will be the biggest-ever MAFS UK run to date – that can only mean that there’s a lot of drama coming up.

There is yet to be a start date confirmed, but if previous seasons are anything to go by, fans are hoping that we’ll get to meet the 2023 contestants by the end of the month.

To tide you over, why not hit up the DIVA archives and read our interview with MAFS’ golden couple Jenna Robinson and Zoe Clifton.


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