Married At First Sight UK returns to E4 for a seventh season in which 16 new singles will marry someone they’ve never met
Married At First Sight is a reality TV show that follows eight new couples, put together by experts, as they hitchhike to get married on their first date.
But it’s only after the weddings are swapped that their relationships really take off – as the eight new couples will enjoy a glamorous honeymoon before moving into a home together.
Their relationships are explored at weekly dinner parties and frequent commitment ceremonies, which give those couples who feel they aren’t a good fit a chance to walk off the show.
Experts Melanie Schilling, Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas will return to curate eight matches they hope will be marriage material.
Who are the contestants in Season 7 of Married At First Sight UK?
Adrian – 37, Digital Designer, Manchester
Adrian is a creative individual who expresses himself through his fashion and likes to take his time to make sure he looks his best.
He loves going out in the evenings and throwing dinner parties and movie nights at home.
Having spent the last three years in the dating scene, Adrian says he’s ready to settle down and is looking for an optimistic and adventurous partner who makes him laugh and is someone he can trust.
Duka – 31, HR Recruitment Coordinator, Birmingham
Duka’s family fled the conflict in former Yugoslavia and he has lived in the UK since he was 10 years old.
He says he struggled when he moved to the UK as he didn’t speak English and was bullied and believes that affected him as an adult as he doesn’t let people get to him very often.
Duka wants to find an “Instagram girl” who is happy to take care of herself, but who he can also talk to about deeper issues like global affairs.
George – 40, Financial Advisor, Worcester
George is a father of four – his two eldest children live with him while his youngest child lives with his mother.
He has had no success in finding the right woman to share his life with since his divorce from his wife and hopes he can find the one on the show.
George wants to be in a relationship that turns him on and with someone he can be emotionally open with.
Jordan – 29, Account Manager, Darlington
Outgoing and spontaneous, Jordan thinks he’s a good catch — but says he’s too picky about what he wants.
He’s hoping to find a real connection and hopefully true love so he can settle down.
He thinks that before the show he needs to be prepared to relax more and give women more chances before deciding if they’re a good fit for him or not.
Kwame – 42, Management Consultant, London
Kwame is confident, stylish and well-travelled – with a successful career to boot. He has been married before and has children.
Kwame says he lacked confidence because of his looks, but going to college and massaging that changed and now he would describe himself as a ladies’ man.
He won Mr. Ghana in 2000 and hopes the woman he meets on the show will find him appealing too.
Pjay – 31, Management Consultant, London
Pjay is part of the famous male striptease company Dreamboys, although he says his job has prevented him from finding the right woman.
He believes that working in an environment where thousands of women yell at you while you take off your clothes inspires confidence in his relationships in general.
Pjay says that he is very close to his mother and sister and that his future wife must have his mother’s approval.
Richie – 50, sales consultant, Sheffield
Richie has worked in the music industry for more than 20 years, mostly on the road, and has worked with English tenor Russell Watson.
He has also worked with American singer Sheryl Crow, although he admits he couldn’t get her number.
He says he’s a deep, emotional, sophisticated and socially intelligent person, but also has a good laugh.
Thomas – 31, Mental Health Assistant, Liverpool
Thomas says he loves to be the center of attention and always has – he’s loud, sarcastic and unlikely to shy away from an argument.
He thinks his worst nightmare is being described as nice.
Thomas is looking for a partner who will defuse his behavior and help him balance it.
April – 32, Dress Designer, London
April has designed countless wedding dresses throughout her career, but has never had to walk down the aisle herself.
She has competed in several Miss GB pageants, coming second in the first two, but came back again and won the third time.
April wants someone who is comfortable with her independence and who wants to live life to the fullest with her – plus they must love cheese.
Chanita – 29, social worker, Derby
Chanita has dedicated her life to her work as a social worker and says she is caring and protective by nature.
She makes friends wherever she goes and always checks on them to make sure they are all okay.
Chanita came out of a ten year relationship two years ago and is now ready to find her future partner to start the next part of her life with.
Jenna – 32, Zero Waste Shop owner, Blackpool
Jenna is a small business owner who never considered getting married – she hasn’t adhered to the traditional concept of marriage and doesn’t like the idea of the woman taking the man’s surname traditionally.
However, lately she’s had the idea of marriage and says she wants to commit to someone.
On the show, she hopes to find love and someone to build a long life with.
Jess – 31, Dental Hygienist, Cambridgeshire
Jess describes herself as unique, quirky but extremely funny and outgoing and believes that laughter and fun are the most important ingredients in life.
She is an open book, if she is angry with someone she will not hide it, and if she wants to do something, she will do it without hesitation.
Jess says she’s not afraid to look silly and her future partner needs to have the same energy and outspokenness as her.
Kasia – 36 years old businesswoman, London
Kasia left school at the age of 16 to have her first child and has since started a successful business and had another child.
Her looks are very important to her and she loves to do makeup and look her best.
After her children are grown, Kasia wants to focus on her own needs for a while and is looking for a partner to settle down with long term.
Lara – 49, waitress, Nottingham
Lara is an ex-dancer who is originally from Canada and had a pretty indulgent lifestyle, once flying from Japan to New York for dinner.
She has been married and divorced twice and has two sons, but has been single for 12 years.
Lara’s relationship role models are her parents, who have been married for 51 years and are each other’s best friends, and she wants her next relationship to be like hers.
Whitney – 31, Pennsylvania, St Albans
Whitney says she doesn’t lack for male attention, but is very picky when it comes to finding a man to bond with.
She has dated men before but has never found anyone she wants to take home to meet her family.
Whitney is now willing to let the experts take over for her and hopefully find her a match that meets all of her criteria.
Zoe – 30, Volume Surveyor, West Midlands
Zoe is a successful professional who works hard and plays even harder.
Fed up with the dating scene, she is now looking for something long-term to start a family with.
She describes herself as dominant and confident but is looking for a real connection and someone to share her softer, more intimate side with.
Are the weddings real?
No, despite the show’s title, the weddings you see at the beginning of each series are not legally binding.
This is almost certainly a good thing since the brides and grooms know almost nothing about each other at this stage of the show.
A marriage certificate is required for a wedding to be legal in the UK, and couples on the show do not sign one.
Instead, the couples give a verbal commitment rather than an official, legally binding one.
In the American version of the show, the marriages are rumored to be legal — though they all come with a standard prenup, which has come in handy since multiple divorces typically follow each season of the show.
When is Married At First Sight UK Season 7 on TV?
Married At First Sight Season 7 premieres at E4 in the UK this month.
The show’s sixth season aired Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9 p.m. and began airing in late August 2021.
Although an official start date has not yet been confirmed, it is likely that the series will air in the next few weeks.
The seventh season will also be longer than the previous seasons with a total of 30 episodes.
Here are more updates on the Married At First Sight Season 7 release date.