The train wreck known as Married at First Sight is spreading like a bad virus all over the globe! It started in Denmark in 2013 and then spun-off in the US in 2014, it took off in Australia in 2015 and now the UK is embracing the absurdity of marrying a stranger at first sight!
Experts chose from a pool of over 200 applicants to agree to marry sight unseen and then allow cameras to follow them for 6 weeks. The panel of professional match-makers are experts in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, social & evolutionary anthropology and theology.
Married at First Sight UK couples
Here are the three couples participating in the social “experiment”:
Jason Farnsworth Knowles, 33, Financial Adviser (single 1 year) and Kate Stewart, 31, Personal Trainer (owns her own business) (single 3 years)
Jack, 30, Security consultant (single 6 months) and Sam, 29 Surveyor (single 2 years)
Unfortunately Sam already dropped out.
32-year-old events organizer Emma Rathbone and 33-year-old university administrator James Ord-Hume were the first couple to marry on the premiere Thursday.
Married at First Sight UK experts
Andrew Irving, a social anthropologist
Jo Coker, a psycho-sexual therapist and psychologist
Reverend Nick Devenish, a Church of England Priest and Vicar of a priory in the Lake District and
Dr Mark Coulson, a social professor of psychology at Middlesex University candidates
The next episode airs on Channel 4, next Thursday at 9pm.
Executive Producer: Murray Boland, Danielle Lux & Eve Kay
Production Company: CPL Productions Limited.
Photo Source: Channel 4