MAFS 2024: TV reporter crashes hens' night in first official teaser

Nine unveiled the first trailer for season 11 during their Upfront event on Wednesday.

Channel Nine has dropped the first official promo for the upcoming season of Married At First Sight featuring a bizarre cameo from a familiar face.

The trailer begins with award-winning journalist and 60 Minutes reporter Tom Steinfort, who previously co-hosted Weekend Today, dressed in camouflage as he speaks directly into the camera.

60 Minutes reporter Tom Steinfort crashing the hens' night in the new MAFS teaser.
60 Minutes reporter Tom Steinfort made a surprise appearance in the new teaser for MAFS 2024. Photos: Channel Nine

“I'm Tom Steinfort. I've survived rocket strikes in Ukraine, been bitten by deadly spiders, interviewed crime lords in North Korea, but nothing prepares you for a mission as wild as this,” he says into the camera.

“Alright, let’s go, let’s do it.”


Tom is then shown crashing the hens' night as the female participants get up from their chairs to embrace him in a group hug.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the brides of 2024!” he announces. “Help.”

MAFS 2024 grooms in the new teaser.
The new promo gave fans a glimpse at the new participants. Photos: Channel Nine

The teaser, which was unveiled during Nine’s Upfront event on Wednesday, goes on to feature snippets from the upcoming weddings and glimpses of the new grooms.

“The show that broke all the rules and all the records,” the voiceover says. “It’s the number one entertainment brand in the country.

“Our cultural phenomenon, Australia’s juggernaut of love, gripping millions of Aussies across every platform.”


Viewers are also introduced to 42-year-old bride Lucinda Light, who lives just outside of Byron Bay and wants to marry a “big burly character”.

“I feel like he’s quite evolved, just in knowing himself,” she says in her audition video. “He’s emerged, he’s self-enquired, he is on his passion path.

“I want somebody that’s quite intelligent, I do not want a bogan. If it's the right person it would have to be just like, so on point that we’d be making love with existence.”

MAFS 2024 bride Lucinda Light.
Upcoming bride Lucinda says she wants to marry a ‘big burly character’. Photo: Channel Nine

MAFS' surprising new direction

While MAFS is known for its explosive dinner party fights and relationship drama, Channel Nine's head of content Adrian Swift recently revealed that the focus of the show is shifting in a surprising direction.

“We have tried to move away from the screechy and the shouting," he told the Herald Sun. “We still give it all the drama that it needs, but we've tried to absolutely make sure all the relationships we see genuine potential in.

“This year what we have tried to do really carefully, exhaustively, is go, ‘is this right?’.”

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