Married At First Sight’s upcoming sixth season will feature more episodes and bigger personalities in a bid to outdo last year’s record-breaking installment.
According to Nine, season six will air 44 episodes across 11 weeks, extending the series by an extra 12 episodes compared to last year.
The supersized season is no doubt a response to last year’s blockbuster ratings, which made MAFS the most-watched show on Australian TV in 2018.
Super-sized! Married At First Sight’s upcoming sixth season will feature more episodes and bigger personalities in a bid to outdo last year’s record-breaking installment
Nine has also promised ‘full-blown drama’ with the most outrageous cast in the show’s history.
‘We were concerned – how could we possibly top last year?’ relationship expert Dr Trisha Stratford told the Courier Mail earlier this week. ‘Because we had such interesting people.
‘But, wow, the personalities are bigger, they are more outspoken, they have lower boundaries.’
‘The personalities are bigger, they are more outspoken, they have lower boundaries’: The new season will also feature the most outrageous and unfiltered cast yet
New twists have been added to the super-sized season, which will not only challenge the couples but also the group as a whole.
In addition, producers have brought back the pre-wedding bachelor and bachelorette parties, which were last featured on season four back in 2017.
An exclusive preview for the new season, as reported by The New Daily, reveals that there will be ‘fisticuffs’ between the grooms, marking the first time that a physical fight has ever taken place on MAFS.
Challenge: New twists have been added to the supersized season which will not only challenge the couples, but also the group as a whole
The show’s ‘relationship experts’ have also promised catfights between the brides, although it’s unknown if these fights will be physical or just verbal.
‘The women are the most competitive we’ve ever seen,’ revealed expert Dr Trisha Stratford, before adding: ‘I’m trying to be kind.’
Dr John Aiken added that the new season will be ‘edgier’ and more controversial than last year’s, which made headlines when Dean Wells and Davina Rankin ‘cheated’ on their TV spouses with each other.
‘The dinner parties are totally next level,’ he revealed. ‘Things happen at these dinner parties we haven’t seen before. It is absolutely jaw dropping. Shock and awe.’
‘The women are the most competitive we’ve ever seen,’ said expert Dr Trisha Stratford
Scandal: The new season will be ‘edgier’ and more controversial than last year’s, which made headlines when Dean Wells and Davina Rankin ‘cheated’ on their TV spouses with each other
A Channel Nine press release for the new season appears to back up the claims, describing the show as ‘extreme’.
‘This season, the infamous dinner parties are more intense, the commitment ceremonies more explosive, and the relationships more tumultuous than we’ve ever seen,’ it stated.
‘If that wasn’t enough, the experts have introduced some surprising new elements that will rock the experiment and test not only the couples but the group as a whole.
‘The dinner parties are totally next level,’ John Aiken revealed. ‘Things happen at these dinner parties we haven’t seen before’
‘Ten brides and ten grooms will undergo the most extreme experiment yet as they’re faced with more confronting challenges and romantic hurdles than ever before.’
It continues: ‘Every couple will once again live together under the same roof as relationships are put under the microscope and full-blown drama ensues.
‘From day one, the couples experience the highs and lows of marriage at full speed. Some flounder as the pressure mounts, others flourish as they find the joy of true love at first sight.’
Married At First Sight returns for season six on January 28
Coming soon: The new season, which promises ‘full blown drama’, premieres on January 28