MAFS 2023 mystery groom revealed to be radio announcer

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Filming for season ten of Married At First Sight officially kicked off this week and a number of the new participants have been identified, including an influencer, a podcaster and a popular baker.

Now, a source tells Yahoo Lifestyle that another participant with a background in media is set to join next year’s season of the popular reality show.

MAFS' Oliver Skelton filming in Sydney.
Oliver Skelton was spotted filming scenes for the upcoming season of MAFS on Wednesday. Photos: Supplied

Oliver Skelton, a voiceover artist from Perth who works in radio for Southern Cross Austereo, was spotted on his way to film his wedding at Carriageworks on Wednesday.

Dressed in an all-black suit with a large floral corsage, the 27-year-old filmed a number of takes walking out of his hotel into his white limousine.

An insider says that he made the most of his final days of freedom after being flown to Sydney before his wedding and was spotted partying all weekend at Hotel Ravesis in Bondi.

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Oliver has worked as a voiceover artist for over 20 years, voicing commercials throughout Australia for clients including Kmart, Manscaped, Koala Mattress, Mrs Mac’s Pies and more. Interestingly, he’s also done voiceover work for Channel Nine in the past.

He graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, and in 2020 he worked as an on-air announcer for HIT 97.9 in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Oliver currently works for Southern Cross Austereo as an account manager in direct sales, according to his LinkedIn.

MAFS' Oliver Skelton.
Oliver is a voice-over artist from Perth and worked as an on-air announcer for HIT 97.9 in 2020. Photo: SCA

Who are the other participants?

While it’s currently unknown who Oliver will be partnered with in the experiment, a number of participants have already been revealed online.

Joshua White and Mel Shepps, who are both from Sydney, were spotted on Thursday filming their wedding at Swifts, a $60 million heritage-listed gothic mansion in Sydney’s Darling Point.

One of the brides revealed by Daily Mail earlier this week is Melinda Willis, a Brisbane-based flight attendant-turned-beautician who directs and owns several businesses.

She boasts a whopping 150,000 followers on Instagram, including former MAFS stars KC Osborne, Jules Robinson and Jason Engler.

MAFS' Melinda Willis and Tahnee Cook.
Melinda Willis and Tahnee Cook have both been spotted filming the new season of MAFS. Photo: Instagram/melindarichelle / bytahnee.com

A second bride who is set to appear in next year’s season is 27-year-old Sydney-based influencer and podcaster Tahnee Cook, who has 45,000 followers across her social channels.

One of Tahnee’s friends told Daily Mail they weren’t surprised to see her join MAFS, saying, “I went to school with her and she has been trying to become an influencer for a while.

“She used to be a massive One Direction fan. She's funny,” they added. “I can't wait to watch her on tele, she will definitely give Domenica Calarco a run for her money.”

Another bride who has been spotted filming the hen's night is Alyssa Barmonde, a mother-of-one and successful baker with her business Instagram account boasting 18,900 followers.

She recently changed her profile from public to private, which is a requirement for all the contestants, and updated her bio to tell followers she isn’t currently taking any orders.

MAFS' Alyssa Barmonde and Bronte Schofield.
Alyssa Barmonde and Bronte Schofield are set to walk down the aisle on next year’s season. Photos: Instagram/alyssabakescakes / _bronteschofield

Daily Mail has also reported that childcare worker Claire Nomarhas will walk down the aisle in next year’s season, as well as Perth influencer Bronte Schofield.

A friend of Bronte’s told the publication that the soon-to-be reality TV star “speaks her mind and isn’t afraid of confrontation”.

The new season of MAFS will air in early 2023, with experts Alessandra Rampolla, John Aiken and Mel Schilling set to return.

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