Married at First Sight returns February 22 to Nine

married at first sight

• This season has new faces and a new expert

Married at First Sight is set to return Monday, February 22, at 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now.

Coming into its eighth season, Married at First Sight is adding a new face to its panel of experts. Alessandra Rampolla is a certified clinical sexologist from Puerto Rico with over 20 years’ experience, who will bring her expertise in sexology to the experiment. She joins experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling to pair brave singles from across Australia with the goal of creating perfect matches and strong relationships.

“I am thrilled to be joining John and Mel in Australia’s biggest social experiment,” says Alessandra. “With my particular expertise, I hope to contribute to the complex mix of components that ensure marriages not only work but thrive in the long haul. 

“One of my strongest core beliefs is that sexual expression and compatibility are vital in building, nourishing, and maintaining healthy romantic relationships, and it is my pleasure to help guide our participants in balancing this important factor in their brave quest for love.”

The brides and grooms’ relationships will be fast-tracked through challenges and romantic hurdles that haven’t been seen before on Married at First Sight as the three experts introduce new elements to the experiment.

Each couple will meet each other for the very first time when they walk down the aisle on their wedding day, and from this moment onwards every aspect of their emerging relationship will go under the microscope as they encounter the highs and lows of marriage at full speed.

Couples will have the chance to compare their relationships, ask for advice, and controversially at times give their own advice to others at the explosive dinner parties. And this season, more than ever before, the experts will hold the couples accountable for their actions at the weekly commitment ceremonies where secrets will be revealed, and bombshells dropped. 

Married at First Sight is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Nine.

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