Red Arrow Studios International has licensed Season 4 of Married at First Sight Australia to Channel 4’s E4 in the UK.
Channel 4 is already home to the UK version of Married at First Sight, produced by CPL Productions.
The news comes after Lifetime in the US – the Stateside home of Married at First Sight – also picked up Season 4 of the Australian version for their MAFS fans.
Married at First Sight Australia, produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Nine, is one of the most successful shows on Australian television and dubbed a ‘ratings behemoth’ for Nine. Season Seven ended a stellar run in April, and last year’s Season Six concluded with Nine beating its own ratings records, with the final episode reaching 1.96 million metro viewers, and a total of 2.61m.
All 25 episodes will air on E4 later this month, in a five week event. This super-sized version ups the ante as the experiment extends to include 10 couples, including the marriage of the first ever middle-aged couple. And for the first time, this series will see all the couples living under the same roof as relationships are tested like never before.
20 singles will marry a stranger who they will meet for the first time at the wedding ceremony. The couples will be brought together by expert matchmakers – relationship psychologist John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Trisha Stratford, and dating expert and psychologist Mel Schilling.
This unique experiment is designed to determine if science can predict true love in couples who will get married at first sight. The experts will undertake the mammoth task of pairing 20 brave singles to create their perfect match as 10 brides and 10 grooms undergo the most intense experiment yet attempted. Their relationships will be put to the test as we see the couples marry, go on honeymoon, live together, meet the in-laws and decide if they will stay married or go their separate ways.
The experts will match all the couples on the basis of extensive psychological and neurological testing and profiling.
The Married at First Sight format was originally created and produced by Snowman Productions for DR Denmark, and is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International. The format has been licensed to over 29 countries worldwide.