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The bizarre reason Belgians are hooked on Married At First Sight Australia as it airs overseas

Revealed: The bizarre reason Married At First Sight Australia is a ratings smash in BELGIUM – and it has nothing to do with the drama and scandals

Married At First Sight is fast becoming a global phenomenon, with the sixth season currently airing in several countries. 

It has become especially popular in Belgium, with people across the nation falling in love with a surprising detail about the show. 

Instead of being sucked in by the drama and cheating scandals, Belgians can’t get enough of the beautiful Australian scenery on display.

Revealed: The bizarre reason Married At First Sight is a ratings smash in BELGIUM – and it has nothing to do with the drama and cheating scandals. Pictured: Bronson Norrish and Ines Basic  

Speaking to HLN this month, Belgian radio presenter Anke Buckinx said the Channel Nine program makes Australia look like a ‘dream’.

When asked why people are obsessed with the show, she replied: ‘[It’s] the extreme characters, the fact that something always happens, and then you have the beautiful images of Sydney and the Gold Coast!’ 

Other Belgian viewers have echoed her sentiments, with many leaving comments on social media praising the scenery and sweeping views of Sydney.  

Wow! Instead of being sucked in by the drama and cheating scandals, Belgians can't get enough of the beautiful Australian scenery on display. Pictured: Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant's date in Sydney's Centennial Park

Wow! Instead of being sucked in by the drama and cheating scandals, Belgians can’t get enough of the beautiful Australian scenery on display. Pictured: Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant’s date in Sydney’s Centennial Park

'You have the beautiful images of Sydney and the Gold Coast!' Belgian radio presenter Anke Buckinx (pictured) said the Channel Nine program makes Australia look like a 'dream'

‘You have the beautiful images of Sydney and the Gold Coast!’ Belgian radio presenter Anke Buckinx (pictured) said the Channel Nine program makes Australia look like a ‘dream’ 

‘For my daughter and myself it is also a guilty pleasure, and you also see some of Australia!’ one person wrote. 

Despite the show being a glowing advert for Australian tourism, overseas viewers are less convinced by the characters on screen.

‘I believe that it is completely staged and acted,’ one Belgian viewer wrote online. 

Tempting new tourists!

Tempting new tourists! Other Belgian viewers have echoed her sentiments, with many leaving comments on social media praising the scenery. Pictured: Daniel Webb (left) and Tamara Joy (right) soaring above the NSW Hunter Valley

Wish you were here? Jessika Power and Mick Gould showcased the Gold Coast in all its glory during their honeymoon

Wish you were here? Jessika Power and Mick Gould showcased the Gold Coast in all its glory during their honeymoon

‘The best scriptwriters cannot think of this,’ read a similar comment.

Many Belgian viewers have claimed that Australia’s Married At First Sight, which airs on the VTM network, is better than their local version of the show, Blind Married. 

Several people have called Blind Married ‘boring’ by comparison, mainly due to the fact it lacks affairs, catfights and scandals. 

'Staged and acted': Despite the show being a glowing advert for Australian tourism, overseas viewers are less convinced by the characters on screen. Pictured: Tamara Joy

‘Staged and acted’: Despite the show being a glowing advert for Australian tourism, overseas viewers are less convinced by the characters on screen. Pictured: Tamara Joy

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