The new season is set to have its most diverse cast of brides and grooms to date, with the oldest groom yet making an appearance as well as bringing back a same-sex couple.
There are nine brides and eleven grooms getting married off. Among the brides is a registered nurse and marriage celebrant, and their ages range from 27 to 51. Meanwhile, there is a tour guide and a PT in the grooms’ group and the men are aged between 28 and 62.
Experts John Aiken, Mel Shilling and Alessandra Rampolla will return for the new season.
In a new trailer for the season, expert John Aiken finds out some news.
“In all of our years of this experiment, this is unprecedented,” he’s heard saying, as he steps out of his car and knocks on someone’s door.
“Everyone’s going to want to know about it,” another groom is heard whispering before a bride adds: “Did you hear one of the grooms… is gone.”
The voiceover of the trailer then goes on to state the shock of the season, that for the first time, a groom does a runner. It is still unknown who the groom is.
Last week, a TikToker named Julia lifted the lid on what happened during her application process for MAFS 2024.
Julia reveals she made it very far in the process and was almost cast as a bride. However, she’s since met the ‘love of her life’ so she said she didn’t mind dishing about what happened because she knows she’ll “never go on it” now.
She filled out the application online and received a call from a producer the next morning who set up an interview for that week.
“There were a lot of interviews, all of them were with different producers, and all of them were recorded, except for one with a publicist,” she explained. “But that was not the only thing I had to do. I had to, of course, do a full police check, citizenship test, etc. But they also make you do an entire medical exam to make sure you are mentally and physically fit to participate on the show.”
Married at First Sight is produced by Endemol Shine Australia.
Married at First Sight premieres January 29 at 7:30 pm on Nine and 9Now.