MAFS Australia expert set to join UK version of the show

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

The sixth season of the UK version of Married At First Sight is coming out this year and will be following in the footsteps of the Australian version, so much so, one of the Aussie experts will be joining the show. 

The UK version has promised it will up the drama to match the Australian version with viewers overseas becoming obsessed with the show recently.

One of the MAFS Australia experts is heading to the UK version of the show. Photo: Nine
One of the MAFS Australia experts is heading to the UK version of the show. Photo: Nine

The UK show previously didn't feature dinner parties or commitment ceremonies but will follow our lead by introducing them this year.

Now, E4, the channel behind the show in the UK, has announced MAFS star Melanie Schilling will be joining Paul C. Brunson as an expert on the show. 

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E4 said, "Both experts will be tasked with matching a group of singles hoping to find love when they meet for the first time at the altar."

They also describe her as "the perfect partner to returning expert Paul C Brunson", who "had a 75% success rate" following the fifth UK season.

Mel has been a part of the Australian show for seven seasons and shared her excitement to join the UK version. Photo: Instagram/Mel Schilling
Mel has been a part of the Australian show for seven seasons and shared her excitement to join the UK version. Photo: Instagram/Mel Schilling

Melanie spoke of her new role in a statement, saying, "I am so excited to join the super-sized UK version of our much-loved Married At First Sight. Being a part of the Australian experiment for 7 seasons has taught me so much about love, marriage, relationships (and conflict) and I can't wait to share my advice and insight with you all. I have been overwhelmed by the UK response to the Australian version on E4 and have been humbled by all the beautiful messages of support from the UK fans of the show.

"I am really looking forward to joining forces with Paul C. Brunson (as I'm a huge fan of Celebs Go Dating!) and together I know we are set to shake up the UK conversation about matters of the heart - I just hope I can decipher all those different accents!

"In this time of the global pandemic, now more than ever, we need to focus on connection and engaging with stories that warm our hearts and bring us closer together. I look forward to embracing all that is great about the love and warmth of the people of the UK." 

Paul added, "Working on Series 5 of Married At First Sight was one of the proudest moments in my career. The 75% success rate we achieved with the couples as well as the fact we have the first Married At First Sight baby on the way still feels surreal. I am incredibly happy to return and be joined by Mel!"

Mel (pictured left) said,
Mel (pictured left) said, "I have been overwhelmed by the UK response to the Australian version on E4 and have been humbled by all the beautiful messages of support from the UK fans of the show." Photo: Getty

The show has yet to start filming and is still looking for contestants.

Former MAFS bride Tracey Jewel commented on Mel's Instagram post announcing the news, "Congratulations! So exciting!"

Fellow MAFS star Sarah Roza added, "Congratulations lovely lady! You're amazing!"

Nasser Sultan wrote, "Can you put me on?"

New MAFS expert Alessandra Rampolla wrote, "I'm beyond thrilled, you're going to be amazing!"

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