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A look at Married At First Sight’s biggest characters this season

The most controversial Married At First Sight season concluded on Wednesday night, with an explosive two-part finale.

Over the eight-week run, Nine’s ratings juggernaut took viewers through a journey of love, lust, and heartbreak, with dramatic fights and scandalous affairs.

While there were 22 stars on the series, Daily Mail Australia look back at the BIGGEST characters to grace our screens.

 

From the series’ worst villain EVER to the contestant who was hardest done by in their marriage: A look at Married At First Sight’s biggest characters this season … so do YOU agree?

Biggest Villain – Davina Rankin

The Instagram model was a force to be reckoned on MAFS, and was the instigator for the show’s most controversial ‘affair’ in its five-season history.

Davina Rankin embarked on a secret relationship with fellow contestant Dean Wells behind her ‘husband’ Ryan Gallagher’s back, which had viewers label her a ‘villain’.

Biggest Villain! The Instagram model was a force to be reckoned on MAFS, and was the instigator for the show's most controversial 'affair' in its five-season history

Biggest Villain! The Instagram model was a force to be reckoned on MAFS, and was the instigator for the show’s most controversial ‘affair’ in its five-season history

Shock! Davina Rankin embarked on a secret relationship with fellow contestant Dean Wells behind her 'husband' Ryan Gallagher's back, which had viewers label her a 'villain'

Shock! Davina Rankin embarked on a secret relationship with fellow contestant Dean Wells behind her ‘husband’ Ryan Gallagher’s back, which had viewers label her a ‘villain’

She shocked fans when she revealed she had no regrets over her failed husband-stealing conquest, which also involved the exchange of private text messages.

When Deans TV ‘wife’ slammed Davina for making a move on her partner, she played dumb, asking ‘what did I do?’ before later adding: ‘I’m so confused right now.’

A less-than-impressed Tracey hit back: ‘Are you the type of woman who’s happy to steal another woman’s man?’

Keeping eerily calm, Davina replied: ‘What? I thought your boyfriend was hot. But he didn’t want to be with you.’ 

Most Loved – Jo ‘Foxy JoJo’ McPharlin 

Most loved! Jo 'Foxy JoJo' McPharlin quickly became one of Married At First Sight's most lovable brides after her happy-go-lucky personality shone through, despite her 'husband' Sean Donnelly rejecting her from day one

Most loved! Jo ‘Foxy JoJo’ McPharlin quickly became one of Married At First Sight’s most lovable brides after her happy-go-lucky personality shone through, despite her ‘husband’ Sean Donnelly rejecting her from day one

She debuted on our screens as the bubbly blonde bride who strutted down the aisle in diamanté encrusted thongs in hopes of wedding her special person.

And Jo ‘Foxy JoJo’ McPharlin quickly became one of Married At First Sight’s most lovable brides after her happy-go-lucky personality shone through.

Fans were quick to support Jo when her ‘husband’ Sean Donnelly was distant from her from day one, as she attempted to make the relationship work. 

In tears at their first commitment ceremony, she begged to leave after being rejected by Sean, who confessed they had ‘no spark’. 

The single mother, 39, returned for the reunion dinner with a glamorous makeover and an impressive 40.4k devoted followers on Instagram.

Most Bizarre – Troy Delmege

Most Bizare! Goofy groom Troy Delmege intrigued viewers with his unique cackle and raised eyebrows for his vigorous tooth brushing, pre-breakfast push-ups and overly affectionate behaviour with 'wife' Ashley and new girlfriend Carly

Most Bizare! Goofy groom Troy Delmege intrigued viewers with his unique cackle and raised eyebrows for his vigorous tooth brushing, pre-breakfast push-ups and overly affectionate behaviour with ‘wife’ Ashley and new girlfriend Carly

Goofy groom Troy Delmege certainly didn’t fly under the radar this season.

In his debut episode he intrigued viewers with his unique cackle and raised eyebrows for his vigorous tooth brushing.

On his honeymoon with ‘ex-wife’ Ashley Irvin he cuddled up to a crocodile and demanded Ashley wait for him to do push-ups before they had breakfast.

Troy was also known for being very affectionate towards Ashley, with his PDA now focused on his romance with new girlfriend Carly Bowyer.

Biggest Diva -Nasser Sultan

Biggest Diva! Nasser Sultan, who runs a fitness group for over-50s, stole the show by boasting about his ageless complexion and youthful looks

Biggest Diva! Nasser Sultan, who runs a fitness group for over-50s, stole the show by boasting about his ageless complexion and youthful looks

Well-groomed! The Egyptian also had a high expectation of cleanliness and admitted to having an 'OCD' side where he 'can't stand dirt'

Well-groomed! The Egyptian also had a high expectation of cleanliness and admitted to having an ‘OCD’ side where he ‘can’t stand dirt’

Nasser Sultan, who runs a fitness group for over-50s, stole the show by boasting about his ageless complexion and youthful looks.

Paired with model and alopecia-sufferer Gabrielle Bartlett on the series, Nasser claimed he moisturised as part of a 45-minute daily beauty routine.

While being well-groomed, the Egyptian also had a high expectation of cleanliness and admitted to having an ‘OCD’ side where he ‘can’t stand dirt’.

Chatterbox! Nasser was always up for gossip on the show, claiming he loved it during the dinner parties

Chatterbox! Nasser was always up for gossip on the show, claiming he loved it during the dinner parties

During home stays he frantically cleaned his abode in his underwear, with NW Magazine claiming he ‘refused to step foot’ in his TV wife’s home because he ‘didn’t think it was tidy enough’.

Nasser was always up for gossip on the show, claiming he loved it during the dinner parties.

Most Outspoken – Charlene Perera

Most Outspoken! Sassy bride Charlene Perera was known letting thought be known and  publicly shamed the disrespectful 'wife swap' chat the grooms engaged in during their boozy boys' night

Most Outspoken! Sassy bride Charlene Perera was known letting thought be known and  publicly shamed the disrespectful ‘wife swap’ chat the grooms engaged in during their boozy boys’ night

She stood up for all the Married At First Sight brides, publicly shaming the disrespectful ‘wife swap’ chat the grooms engaged in during their boozy boys’ night.

And Charlene Perera had no regrets about confronting her male co-stars at the dinner party, including her fiery take-down of ‘alpha male’ Dean Wells.

The 33-year-old appeared on A Current Affair earlier this month, where she revealed: ‘I just let them have it. Let them know what I thought.’

'I'm a strong woman and I think that was surprising to a lot of people': Charlene had no regrets about confronting her male co-stars at the dinner party, including her fiery take-down of 'alpha male' Dean

‘I’m a strong woman and I think that was surprising to a lot of people’: Charlene had no regrets about confronting her male co-stars at the dinner party, including her fiery take-down of ‘alpha male’ Dean

A furious Charlene unleashed on the males, in particular Dean, Troy and Justin, and their push-back only angered her more.

‘I just think that it blew up as much as it did because I’m a strong woman and I think that was surprising to a lot of people at that table, that as a woman, I would be the one to call them out on their cr**!’ she said. 

Biggest Loser – Dean Wells

Biggest Loser: Dean Wells entered as the confident and controversial 'alpha male', but left as a heartbroken, loveless and shamed man

Biggest Loser: Dean Wells entered as the confident and controversial ‘alpha male’, but left as a heartbroken, loveless and shamed man

He entered as the confident and controversial ‘alpha male’, but left as a heartbroken, loveless and shamed man.

Dean Wells, 40, soon found himself in hot water after engaging in a secret relationship with Davina and speaking disrespectfully about ‘wife’ Tracey during a boozy boys’ night.

The aspiring rapper named ‘Visionz’ skateboarded his way back into Tracey’s heart, but was left heartbroken when she rejected him at the finale vows.

He broke down in tears after Tracey didn’t respond in the way he had hoped to his declaration of love.

At the reunion, he was also left exposed when full details of his ‘affair’ and boys’ night banter was revealed – which contradicted his prior retelling.

Most Normal – John Robertson and Melissa Walsh

Most Normal - John Robertson and Melissa Walsh appeared to rise above the drama and focus on nurturing their own relationship

Most Normal – John Robertson and Melissa Walsh appeared to rise above the drama and focus on nurturing their own relationship

They were the oldest couple within Married At First Sight’s most controversial series to date this year.

But John Robertson and Melissa Walsh appeared to rise above the drama and focus on nurturing their own relationship.

Making it all the way to the end of the experiment, the couple vowed to stay together after the show, but feared long-distance could make their journey difficult. 

Hardest Done By – Ashley Irvin

Hardest Done By? Brisbane flight attendant bride Ashley Irvin often complained about her goofy groom Troy during the series, and was later blindsided by his new relationship with her friend Carly Bowyer at the reunion

Hardest Done By? Brisbane flight attendant bride Ashley Irvin often complained about her goofy groom Troy during the series, and was later blindsided by his new relationship with her friend Carly Bowyer at the reunion

Brisbane flight attendant Ashley Irvin often complained about her goofy groom Troy during the series, putting up with his bizarre behaviour and overly affectionate displays.

During the series Troy gushed about how attractive her mother was during the famous boys’ night and later told Ashley he ‘loved’ her.

However, after the pair split during their renewal vows, Troy began a new relationship with Ashley’s friend Carly unbeknownst to her.

Ashley was furious at the reunion, claiming she was blindsided by the pair’s betrayal.

Married At First Sight has previously received complaints over its matchmaking process, which has produced few long-term couples. 

She's not the only unlucky-in-love star! Married At First Sight has previously received complaints over its matchmaking process, which has produced few long-term couples

She’s not the only unlucky-in-love star! Married At First Sight has previously received complaints over its matchmaking process, which has produced few long-term couples

 



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