Married on First Sight UK is back for a new series, featuring a new cast of singletons who are banking on love while tying the knot with complete strangers.
The dating show returned to E4 in late August and featured a new cast of contestants who met their future spouses for the first time on their wedding anniversaries.
The couples are now past their wedding anniversaries and honeymoons and are adjusting to married life.
At the end of the show, the couples have to decide whether to stay together or go their separate ways.
Here are the Married on First Sight UK couples…
Chanita and Jordan
The first couple to bond were Chanita, 29, and Jordan, who may be one of the series’ best-fit marriages to date.
Jordan told Chanita she looked “beautiful” in her wedding dress and the couple bonded as Jordan spoke about his grandma’s death.
Fans dubbed the couple the “best couple ever” as they enjoyed their honeymoon in Mauritius.
Social worker Chanita was in a 10-year relationship until two years ago and is hoping to settle down and start a family with her new husband.
Jordan is from Darlington and owns his own home, is close to his family and is a good cook. However, Jordan is not willing to deal with it.
Whitney and Duka
Whitney, 31, and Duka, 31, met on their wedding anniversary in the first episode, and it’s safe to say it wasn’t love at first sight for personal assistant Whitney.
She initially said she was ready to do a runner, but the couple later got together when Whitney discussed her mother’s recent death.
She later branded Duka “fake” and rolled her eyes when he spoke.
Whitney previously said she wanted a man who was perfect and would tick all the boxes for her.
Personnel coordinator Duka, who moved to England from the former Yugoslavia at the age of 10 without speaking English, said he has traditionally been bored by the women who are attracted to him.
Thomas and Adrian
From the moment Thomas, 31, and Adrian, 37, met and Thomas said he didn’t expect a blonde who looked like Clare Balding, it was clear this couple might not be a perfect match.
Adrian’s best friend Katie expressed her disapproval with the relationship and said she didn’t want the digital designer to go on honeymoon.
On the journey, the couple clashed, and Thomas stormed off, saying: “I’m not fucking talking to you.”
Psychiatric assistant Thomas loves being the center of attention and says being called “nice” is his worst nightmare.
Adrian wants a partner who makes him laugh, is adventurous and trustworthy.
April and George
After April, 32, and George, 40, got married, they had an early problem with their relationship when April told father-of-four George she wasn’t sure she wanted children.
When she found out about his family, she said she would give George a chance. However, George later revealed that he had learned that April had kissed a girl in a hot tub during their honeymoon.
Former Miss Great Britain April then broke down in tears after being accused of “cheating”.
The wedding dress designer said she wanted a partner who would allow her to be independent.
George, who got divorced, said he’s looking for someone to keep him on his toes.
Jess and Pjay
While Jess, 31, and Pjay initially seemed to be off to a good start on their wedding day, Jess was unfazed by Pjay’s job as a stripper with the Dreamboys. However, Pjay vowed that he would quit his job if it would make her happy.
On their honeymoon, she admitted that she found things friendly rather than romantic and declined his offer of a massage.
However, the pair became closer when Jess broke down in tears when she opened up about an ex-partner who cheated on her with a member of her family.
“You’re a good person, every day we’ve had here gets better every day, you’re wonderful,” Pjay told her.
Pjay had previously admitted that his partners previously had trouble trusting him because of his job.
Jess, who hails from Cambridgeshire, is a dental hygienist and has said humor is the most important thing in a relationship for her.
Lara and Richie
Lara, 49, and Richie, 52, got off to a bad start on their wedding day after Richie admitted he’d never been in a serious relationship and still lived with his parents.
When Lara told him she’d been married twice and had two sons, Richie said it’s “not easy to hear.”
Canadian waitress Lara has said she wants love like her parents, who have been married for 51 years. She has been single for 12 years.
Richie previously worked in the music business as a songwriter before working as a sales consultant.
Kasia and Kwame
Kasia, 36, and Kwame, 42, were set up by the show’s pundits and married in a stately home.
Things started off badly after Kwame was accused of fat phobia when he commented that he usually prefers a “tinier” woman than Kasia.
Kwame then made an effort to connect with his new in-laws and told Kasia that he would not have sex with her on their wedding night.
Much to Kasia’s annoyance, he then joked that she should sleep on the sofa bed.
Kasia left school at 16 to have her first child (both children are now adults) and owns a body contouring clinic.
Management consultant and former Mr Ghana Kwame was previously married with children but is now divorced and looking for love.
Zoe and Jenna
The latest couple to tie the knot were Zoe, 30, and Jenna, 32.
The couple, who form the first same-sex partnership on the show, met when Jenna was walking down the aisle and initially seemed attracted to each other.
However, they hit a stumbling block on their honeymoon in Iceland after a fight over Jenna, who runs a zero-waste shop, and her veganism.
Ahead of the series, Blackpool resident Jenna said she hoped to find her happily ever after on the show.
Meanwhile, self-proclaimed “serial dater” Zoe said she wanted to find someone to start a family with and share her softer side with.
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