Mel Schilling joins Married at First Sight UK
UK version of MAFS adopts Australian format changes and psychologist Mel Schilling.
Married at First Sight psychologist Mel Schilling has joined the UK series.
She joins Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas as Season 6 expands with format changes introduced by the Australian series… plus rows, cheating and scandal in tow.
The Australian MAFS was a ratings drawcard in the UK during lockdown and production halts.
“I think one of the most exciting things is we’ve borrowed or copied some of the format elements from the Australian series, which was really popular here,” Schilling told Radio Times.
“So things like dinner parties where all our couples come together and it’s that melting pot of emotion and dinner really, and maybe a drink or two, and of course, the commitment ceremonies as well where our couples actually need to make that decision to stay or leave and have a chat with us about their relationships each week.”
The British series gets underway on E4 next week. It isn’t clear if Schilling is departing the Nine series or simply juggling, umm, commitments.