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Roxanne Pallett

by Marianna Manson |
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It looks like the ex Emmerdale star is ready to step back into the limelight

A grainy video has surfaced of Roxanne Pallett grinding awkwardly on her new boyfriend, Married at First Sight USA’s Jason Carrion.

The former Emmerdale star has stayed largely out of the limelight since her catastrophic punch-gate episode last year.

Appearing on the last ever series of Celebrity Big Brother, Roxanne made headlines for all the wrong reasons when she falsely accused fellow soap actor Ryan Thomas of punching her in a now infamous incident.

But over the last few months she’s seemingly found happiness again with fellow reality contestant Jason,who wed Cortney Hendrix in 2014 as part of the controversial dating experiment.

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22 things you didn't know about MAFS SLIDER

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**A LOT of people applied to take part in Married at First Sight 2016.**Over 1,500 people applied to take part in the first series, but experts whittled them down to just three couples.

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**But the first series was pushed back because a LOT of people got cold feet.**According to reports, Channel 4 was forced to push back Married At First Sight UK twice because candidates kept getting cold feet.

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**They take their matchmaking VERY seriously.**Married At First Sight sees a panel of experts – including evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin, psycho-sexual therapist and psychologist Jo Coker, psychology professor Dr Mark Coulson and priest Reverend Nick Devenish – working together to pair up singletons. They genuinely want this experiment to work.

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**Which means that the application process is INTENSE.**The experts put candidates through workshops, interviews, background checks, various tests and personality questionnaires (some of which can take over 12 hours to complete) until they had 15 candidates with particularly strong matches. They narrowed this down even further when they took dealbreakers into account, such as smoking. In the end, for the first series, three strong couples were identified and matched - although only two of them ever made it down the aisle!

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**The wedding is a CIVIL CEREMONY.**To avoid criticism from religious groups, all of the marriages on Married At First Sight begin with a civil ceremony. You can find out more about the legalities and requirements of a civil ceremony here.

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**Are Weddings on Married at first sight real?**Yes they are legit. A legal wedding requires a marriage license, containing vital information of the spouse - and couples do sign one immediately after the ceremony.

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**But they ARE given legal protection if it all goes wrong.**Speaking to The Wrap, Chris Coelen - who works on the US version of the show - explained: "There is a prenup that is built in. It's a very short, brief prenup. It basically says what they walk in to [the marriage with], is what they walk out of the marriage with."We want to give them some protection walking in. If for some reason it does not work out, at least you are protected with this basic form. You are not going to get yourself into any legal trouble. Once they are in to the marriage, everything is completely up to them."

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**Couples DON'T get paid to take part.**As Jessie J would say, it's not about the money, money, money.

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**But they DO get an all-expenses paid honeymoon.**So that's something, eh?

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**They DO have to live together for six weeks.**Yup, couples spend six weeks living together as man and wife – at the end of which they decide whether to stay together or call it a day. You can imagine the former doesn't usually happen.

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**Some of the couples DIDN'T know it would be televised.**Wait, what?Participant Emma Rathbone - who married James Ord-Hume for the first series of the show, told This Morning: "Initially I didn't know it would be televised. I'm finding the television part very difficult."

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**The first season ended entirely in divorce.**Yes, all of the couples ended up splitting after the six weeks. One couple, Jason and Kate, split just two weeks after their wedding after Jason was found on Tinder. Another couple (Sam and Jack) pulled out before the wedding but, in a bizarre twist, were seeing each other secretly after the show finished filming... but then broke up. And the final couple, James and Emma, stayed together til the November after the February wedding but broke up after saying it "didn't feel natural". And a bit forced. Funny, that.

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**The show WILL help pay for a divorce - but there's a catch.**According to the executive producer of the US show, if the couples decide to go for divorce, Married At First Sight does not bear the divorce costs. He added that they provide assistance only "within a certain period" to cover the legal costs, although the amount provided is very nominal.

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**You CAN apply to take part in it.**To apply, please send your name, phone number, age, location and email address to:

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**But you CAN'T have been married before.**According to the Channel 4 website, you are only allowed to apply if you do not have any children and have never been married. They're very traditional, clearly.

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**And they WILL need to know your physical data.**Yup, they need to do a DNA test, and they'll ask for your physical data, such as hip to waist ratio in women and hip to shoulder in men.

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The show originated in DENMARK.… where none of those couples who initially walked down the aisle stayed married, we'd like to point out.

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**There are a LOT of other versions of Married At First Sight.**It airs in the USA, Australia, Germany, Finland, and Bulgaria - who have all produced successful unions.

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**However it HAS sparked controversy.**The show particularly irked the folk of Australia, with the public starting up a petition to get it taken off the air. They said: "This television show is a disgrace. It is morally unsound and should not be aired on Australian television."

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Couples are contractually obliged to stay married for the duration of filming.So 2019 couple Jonathan and Stephanie breaking up literally days after their nuptials made media circulations a little awkward.

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**There are a few success stories.**But sadly not from this side of the pond. The US series' Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner are still going strong and have welcomed a daughter, and their series co-stars Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion are still married, too.

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Plenty of MAFS stars have gone onto cash in on their experience. 2016's Clark Sherwood has gone onto write about his marriage for a number of publications, and of course, Ben Jardine has become a bonafide celebrity Z lister in his own right.

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The new couple have been hanging out in Florida and New York, where Jason works as a firefighter, and the new footage shows them on stage singing a duet of (I’ve Had) the Time of My Life at a karaoke bar.

The slightly (okay, quite) off-key singing is complemented by a saucy dance routine and on stage snog-a-thon to rival the song’s namesake, Dirty Dancing, as the audience erupts into applause.

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Roxanne Pallett

After Roxanne was dumped by former fiancé Lee Walton earlier this year, friends are hoping this might be the real deal for the disgraced star.

“Roxanne was in New York for a while back in early July when she met Jason and started spending time with him,” asource told Closer magazine last month. “They’ve been dating for almost two months and she said there was an instant connection.

“She was really upfront with him at the start about the scandal she’s been through. She’s told pals there’s nothing he can Google about her that he doesn’t already know.

"She laid her cards on the table with him and he’s been incredibly supportive and accepts her for who she is."

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