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Married At First Sight UK has been given a saucy refresh as it launched with one bride-to-be demanding a "f***ing big d***" from her Prince Charming.
The British version of the international hit series has previously been much tamer than its Australian and US sister shows, featuring couples serious about wanting to make their marriages to strangers work and following their usually low-key lives together.
But after the success of Australia's series six which was shown on E4 over lockdown, the UK version has been spiced up to look more like it with an increased number of couples who will all live in the same apartment building together, planned dinner party episodes expected to offer explosive scenes, and X-rated chats.
In Monday's opening episode, the brides gathered together before their big days to talk about why they'd been unlucky in love so far and what they were hoping for in their perfect match.
Sports journalist Amy, 34, told her fellow brides: "My deal breaker was I need a f***ing big d***."
Amy wasn't the only contestant to be so open about what she was looking for as Nikita, 26, said: "If the spark is not there, I'm not playing ball. He needs to be really good looking.
"I'm not shallow, but at the end of the day you don't shag a personality."
And vet Morag, 31, told the group she needed to "learn to keep my legs shut".
Eight couples will be documented in the 21-episode series on E4 as they get married having never met or seen each other before and then try to navigate married life with the help of relationship experts.
This year's experts will include MAFS Australia's Melanie Schilling, sex and relationship therapist Charlene Douglas and Celebs Go Dating star Paul C Brunson.
Australia's version of the show has made reality TV stars of many of its former contestants, with Ryan Gallagher starring in the Aussie I'm A Celeb after appearing on series five and enjoying a brief relationship with Charlotte Crosby, who went into the jungle with him.
Series six of MAFS Australia was particularly explosive with contestants Ines and Sam cheating on their spouses with each other, Jess leaving her original husband to stay in the show with new husband Dan who had also cheated on his partner, and wives Martha and Cyrell coming to blows during a bitter row.
There have been five previous series of Married At First Sight UK, but only one couple has ever stayed married – Michelle and Owen from series five, who spent the first months of married life in lockdown.
Series three contestant Ben Jardine is the closest the UK show has had to a reality star so far as he took part in Celebrity Big Brother after a tumultuous time married to a stranger.
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