Married At First Sight: Complete strangers to get married for new reality TV show

A new Channel 4 reality show will see experts match up singletons and force them to marry in legally binding ceremony


by Kayleigh Dray |
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New TV show Married At First Sight will feature six singletons, who will be romantically paired up by expert matchmakers - then wed in a legally binding ceremony.

"It makes marriage look stupid"

Couples will then follow the couples for six weeks, before they have to decide whether to stay together or file for divorce.

Unsurprisingly the show has come under fire from critics, who believe the show is making a mockery of marriage.

Director of pressure group Mediawatch-UK, Vivienne Pattison, said: "It makes marriage look stupid.

"Channel 4 is trumpeting this as a social experiment but it isn't - it's just after ratings.

"Family breakdown costs the UK billions each year. This is irresponsible."

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However Channel 4 boss Jay Hunt has defended the show, insisting: "This show will tackle Britain's reputation as a divorce capital.

"In the countries where it's already played out, the feedback has been very positive and the people involved have come back with a very different perspective on what they need from a relationship."

Bosses are currently trying to decide on six singletons out of over 200 applications, with the show set to air later this year.

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