Married At First Sight UK is looking for contestants for new series
Imagine the drama.
Married At First Sight Australia is the reality show to end all reality shows.
It's got drama, it's got tears, it's got people getting married the second they meet each other and then doing all of that other unimportant stuff later, like meet each others friends, and having a conversation.
MAFS Oz was a cultural reset, and although the series has always existed closer to home, it simply did not have the same effect on audiences as its Aussie counterpart - until now.
Married At First Sight is coming back to the UK, and this time, it's going to take a leaf out of the Australian book. For the show's sixth season, couples will no longer be actually getting married. Rather they will engage in a commitment ceremony and the series will commence from there.
This vital change may seem like a bit of a cop out, but not actually marrying people will open the series up to a whole host of new singeltons who want to get involved but don't want to commit to an actual marriage.
The show will also be moving from Channel 4 to E4. The channel confirmed the news in a statement this week, and yes - they are looking for new contestants to take part.
"Following the Australian format, rather than legal marriages, the couples will make a lifelong commitment to one another at a glamorous ceremony, overseen by a wedding celebrant, that includes guests, bridal gowns, dancing, speeches and cake," they said.
"After the ceremony and celebrations are over, true love is well and truly put to the test, as they embark on a luxurious honeymoon, before moving in with each other AND their fellow couples."
"Relationships will be put under the microscope, by fellow brides and grooms at weekly dinner parties - as well as by the experts, at recurring commitment ceremonies, where couples choose whether they want to stay in or leave the process.
"All this and more will build to a dramatic series finale: glossy, high-stakes vow renewals, in which each couple must decide if they will recommit to their partner or go their separate ways."
As is to be expected, the application process for MAFS is detailed. You need to share a profile, upload a video, and of course, be available to shoot the series in the spring.
There's nothing in the terms and conditions (that we can see) that prohibits someone living in Ireland from entering either. So if you feel up for it, work away - live your MAFS dream. You deserve it.
You can find out more here.