Married At First Sight UK in HUGE shake-up as two new ‘stunning’ couples join show

It's BACK and bigger than ever...

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by Nathan Katnoria |

Between Whitney Hughes threatening to quit the show after a bust-up with her “fake” husband Duka Cav and Thomas Hartley’s explosive rows with his husband Adrian Sanderson, plus the whole April Banbury and George Roberts "cheating scandal", the current season of Married At First Sight UK has certainly kept us on the edge of our seats.

And there’s definitely no sign of the drama slowing down as TWO brand new couples are joining the experiment in a huge shake-up, which is sure to send shockwaves through the other pairings.

Four new singles will be getting married at first sight before joining the rest of the couples at the dinner parties and commitment ceremonies, but just who are the late additions to the experiment?

CHECK OUT: the Married At First Sight UK cast

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Married At First Sight UK series two cast

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Age: 30
From: Devon
Occupation: Hairdresser

Mum-of-two Gemma describes herself as a "bad b*tch" and is fiercely independent, but is looking for a man who can sweep her off her feet and keep up with her in the bedroom.

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Age: 32
From: Huddersfield
Occupation: Barber

Matt expresses his individuality through his unconventional look, although this means people are often quick to form a negative opinion of him. He has a heart of gold underneath the tattoos and is looking for a woman who shares his passion for life.

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Age: 26
From: Manchester
Occupation: Tech consultant

Having spent the last seven years working in tech, Sophie is financially stable, independent, owns her own house and appreciates the finer things in life. While she doesn't need a man, she's looking for her soulmate who shares her goals and values and won't be intimidated by her confidence and success.

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Age: 32
From: Selby
Occupation: Carpenter

Confident, spontaneous adventurer Johnathan often jets off by himself to go exploring and considers himself as an outlier doing his own thing who doesn't conform to society. He has his life together but feels one piece of the puzzle is missing and wants to settle down

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Age: 37
From: Manchester
Occupation: Digital designer

A self-described "serial dater" for the last three years, Adrian is finally ready to settle down and is looking for an upbeat and positive partner to make him laugh.

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Age: 32
From: London
Occupation: Dress designer

A successful wedding dress designer and former Miss Great Britain, April is tired of being "always the bridal designer, never the bride" and is ready to put her love life in the hands of the relationship experts.

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Age: 29
From: Derby
Occupation: Social worker

Having come out of a 10-year relationship two years ago, Chanita feels now is the time for her to meet her future partner. Her big ambition is to be happily married with a family and a stable home.

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Age: 31
From: Birmingham
Occupation: Recruitment HR coordinator

Man about town Duka says women always fall at his feet, but they're never the right girl. He's bored of superficial women and wants an "Instagram girl" that looks after herself but can also have deep conversations.

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Age: 40
From: Worcester
Occupation: Financial advisor

Dad-of-four George has struggled to find that special someone who he can share his life with since divorcing his wife. A true and old fashioned romantic, he was heartbroken when his relationship with his wife broke down.

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Age: 32
From: Blackpool
Occupation: Zero waste shop owner

Small business-owner Jenna always hated the traditional concept of marriage and never saw herself walking down the aisle, but she wants to find love, commit to someone and build a long life together.

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Age: 31
From: Cambridgeshire
Occupation: Dental Hygienist

Jess says she has a habit of moving fast in relationships and skipping the "dating" bit. Jumping into something quickly does get her in trouble sometimes and she thinks that this is the main reason why she is still single.

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Age: 29
From: Darlington
Occupation: Account manager

By his own admission, Jordan is a "great catch". He owns his own home, has a great job, is close to his family and does all his own cooking but says he’s single because he’s too particular about what he wants. He wants to find true love and a real connection.

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Age: 36
From: London
Occupation: Businesswoman

Having left school at 16, Kasia not only managed to raise two children and have a successful career, but she’s also launched her own business, a successful body contouring clinic, through sheer graft and determination. Now that her kids are older, she’s decided to focus on herself and find a partner that she can settle down with forever.

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Age: 42
From: London
Occupation: Business consultant

Former Mr Ghana Kwame has travelled extensively, established himself in a successful career, got married, had kids and got divorced. He is now a successful bachelor who wants another chance at finding love.

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Age: 49
From: Nottingham
Occupation: Waitress

Originally from Canada, former dancer Lara has been married and divorced twice and has led a luxury lifestyle.
Her life is very different today though and having been single for 12 years, she still believes in fairy-tale romance and is forever looking for her prince, to introduce to her two sons.

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Age: 31
From: Birmingham
Occupation: Dancer/performer

Pjay is part of the world famous Dreamboys and has never been short of attention, yet he can’t seem to find the right person that he wants to settle down with. He tells him mum everything and his future wife will need her seal of approval!

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Age: 51
From: Sheffield
Occupation: Sales advisor

Richie considers himself to be deep, emotional, a good laugh, clever, and socially and emotionally intelligent. He
worked in the music industry for 23 years, and was constantly on the road, meeting new people, which he credits with keeping him young.

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Age: 31
From: Liverpool
Occupation: Mental health care assistant

Bursting with energy, sarcasm, and bawdy humour, for as long as he can remember, Thomas has loved being the centre of attention. He’s extremely sociable, unapologetically loud, and not one to back down in an argument. He's looking for a partner to help balance him out.

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Age: 31
From: St Albans
Occupation: PA

Whitney isn’t short of male attention, but in order for her to settle down and commit, a man has got to tick all of her boxes. This has never happened. Finally, she feels ready to give someone a chance, and thinks that putting the responsibility of finding her partner into the experts’ hands might be her only solution.

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Age: 30
From: West Midlands
Occupation: Quantity surveyor

Having recently turned 30, Zoe no longer wants to be known as a serial dater. She is bored with the stale repetition of dating and wants to settle down and eventually start a family.

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The new arrivals were announced in an Instagram post on the official MAFS UK Instagram account, which was captioned, "In a #MAFSUK first, we have four new stunning singles entering the experiment!"

Although it hasn't been officially announced which of the new singles would be paired together, fans were already guessing in the comments section. One wrote, "Sophie and Jonathan and Gemma will be paired with Matt," while another commented, "Definitely Gemma & Matt."

A third added, "Gemma and Matt!! She’s stunning 😍," while one more said, "Gemma & Matt … tats meet tats… then Jonathan and Sophie."

If you don't know how the experiment works, then allow us to explain: the couples will make a lifelong commitment to one another at a glam ceremony before embarking on a luxury honeymoon and then moving in with each other AND their fellow couples. Cue the dramz…

Their relationships will be put under the microscope – by both their fellow brides and grooms and relationship experts Melanie Schilling, Charlene Douglas and Paul C. Brunson – at weekly dinner parties and recurring commitment ceremonies, where couples choose whether they want to stay in or leave the process.

Finally, at the end of the series, the couples will have to decide whether to recommit to their partner or go their separate ways in a high-stakes vow renewal.

WATCH: 'It's like watching a car crash!' We go behind the scenes of #MAFSUK

Married At First Sight UK is coming very soon to E4.

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