Returning: Married at First Sight

Nine has confirmed the fifth season of Married at First Sight will debut on Monday January 29, going head to head with a My Kitchen Rules return.

This season features another 10 couples to be matched for a non-legal reality ‘wedding’ including a single millionaire and an ‘alpha-male’ who has come under fire for seeking a partner whowill love, cherish and “obey.”

Once again our expert matchmakers – relationship expert John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Dr Trisha Stratford, and dating and relationship expert Mel Schilling – put relationships to the test in a unique experiment 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.

The experts will match all our couples on the basis of extensive psychological and neurological testing and profiling.

Each couple meet for the first time on their wedding day, and from the moment they exchange vows their relationships are thrust under a microscope as they experience the highs and lows of marriage at full speed – alongside other couples riding the same rollercoaster.

Once again, the couples will reside under the same roof as relationships are tested like never before.

They’ll get the chance to compare their experiences at often explosive dinner parties – and put their relationships to the test at the most confronting commitment ceremonies we’ve ever seen.

But while some couples will struggle with all the complexities an intense relationship experiment brings, others will find true joy as their fairytale blossoms from first glance.

10 brides. 10 grooms. 10 weddings. Who will find true lasting love?

7:30pm Monday January 29 on Nine.


  1. MKR…same promos every season , look at the villains, not for me this year!. MAFS has never interested me. Hopefully I’ll be watching IACGMOOH….and start date yet?

  2. MAFS manipulated the footage in the last series so much as to completely lose any credibility and to destroy all viewing pleasure. So many of us won’t be wasting our time again.

  3. If Seven had any brains they would have started the year with Australian Spartan, taking the wind out of the sails of Nine’s Ninja Warrior later in the year. I have this terrible feeling that Seven and Nine will be wrecking both programs by indulging in the dreaded “genre matching” and putting both shows up against each other in the same timeslot.

    • MKR showed serious format fatigue last year… so it needs a significant change up for it to remain on top. More than just another new judge or a little gimmicky twist… it needs an update on the fundamental structure of the show imho.

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