Married At First Sight 2023 is almost here and if MAFS 2022 was anything to go by — including a problematic nude photo scandal, casual racism and misguided superiority complexes — this show isn’t one you’ll want to miss.

And while the behaviour of the MAFS cast is generally deplorable, it also opens up a forum to discuss questionable actions so we can be better in our actual lives. Fun!

When does MAFS 2023 start?

Monday, January 30, 2023. Soon! We can’t wait to officially meet the MAFS cast and finally tuck into the MAFS gossip. Because there will be a fuckload.

Is there a MAFS 2023 trailer?

Yep! The MAFS 2023 trailer dropped last month, giving us an ample six weeks to stress out about what’s coming to our television screens.

Even more trailers have been dropping ever since, including this doozy where a wedding guest (rumoured to be from The Bachelors) pulls aside MAFS 2023 bride Bronte Schofield to show her something on her phone:

There’s another introducing us to MAFS 2023 groom Jesse Burford, who appears to have problems with women who breathe:

And one more, just for good measure, where we meet our token MAFS 2023 “Freak in the sheets”. Fun!:

Who will be on MAFS 2023?

We officially have our entire MAFS cast announced for 2023. You can find out a little bit more about them all here, including their TikTok and Instagram accounts, but if you’re in a rush, here’s who we can expect to see on our screens very soon.

MAFS 2023 Brides

  • Melinda Willis
  • Tahnee Cook
  • Alyssa Barmonde
  • Caitlin McConville
  • Melissa Sheppard
  • Bronte Schofield
  • Claire Nomarhas
  • Lyndall Grace
  • Sandy Jawanda
  • Janelle Han

MAFS 2023 Grooms

  • Layton Mills
  • Shannon Adams
  • Joshua White
  • Dan Hunjas
  • Adam Seed
  • Harrison Boon
  • Oliver Skelton
  • Cam Woods
  • Duncan James
  • Jesse Burford

Will there be MAFS 2023 intruders?

Yep! So far one couple has been revealed but if past years are anything to go by, there will be a few more where that came from. Given MAFS 2020 intruders Kerry Knight and Johnny Balbuziente are now engaged, I’m all about it.

Evelyn Ellis

So Dramatic! reported that Evelyn Ellis has signed onto the new MAFS season. This won’t be her first reality TV rodeo.

Evelyn Ellis MAFS 2023
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The Sydney-based influencer caused quite the stir on Big Brother UK in 2016 during her five-year stint abroad, making out with another female contestant while topless in the spa.

Fellow Big Brother UK contestant Marco Pierre White Jnr instructed the two women on how to kiss and touch. Later, Evelyn and Marco Pierre had sex on screen.

She already has more than 64,000 followers on Instagram but it is currently on private.

Rupert Budgen

Rupert Budgen is an electrician from Brissy.

Married At First Sight gossip
Image: Instagram

He was papped fake-marrying Evelyn at The Grounds of Alexandria in late September. According to The Daily Mail, Rupert’s friends describe him as “a genuine bloke” that’s “looking for something serious”.

What can we expect from MAFS 2023?

Apparently the new season will see the return of overseas trips which will be a lush addition to the show.

In November Daily Mail Australia revealed a massive twist set to shake up the experiment in 2023. Apparently the couples in season 10 of the show will actually be encouraged to swap partners — sounds like a recipe for disaster to me but go off!

A source revealed the “task” to Daily Mail Australia, saying, “They’ve really upped the ante this year. They made different couples swap partners for three days and it was hell for all involved.”

According to the insider, some couples refused to participate in the task. Fair enough IMO.

Is there any MAFS gossip?

Yes! There is always MAFS gossip and it’s only just getting started.

Apparently production was “thrown into chaos” after the new grooms clocked the identities of their brides online via all the leaks before they had met them at the altar.

“The new season of Married At First Sight has been thrown into chaos just days into filming,” a source told Yahoo! Lifestyle.

“The grooms have all been looking up the pictures and trying to guess which bride is theirs. Producers are furious.”

Drama also erupted during one couples’ Byron Bay wedding when an ambulance was called to set over a “drug-incident”.

“Two weddings were shot in Byron Bay, and during the filming of one wedding, an ambulance had to be called,” a source told So Dramatic!.

According to SD, the ambulance was called “in response to an incident relating to drug use of one of the guests at the wedding”.

Then there’s also the MAFS gossip around one of The Bachelors contestants, Jessica Tomlinson, rocking up to Bronte’ and Harrison’s wedding to drop a bombshell that the MAFS groom is untrustworthy and sleeps around.

The MAFS cast have also reportedly been issued warnings for DMing brands for freebies before the show starts airing. Awks.

If this is the kind of tea we’re getting in the lead up to MAFS 2023, I’m shaking in my boots to see what the actual show gives us.

Will there be a MAFS 2023 reunion?

It’s far too early to tell, but given the viewership numbers for the MAFS 2022 Reunion Dinner Party, it’s extremely likely that we’ll see a MAFS 2023 Reunion on Channel Nine and 9Now.

There’s no better way to see the MAFS cast come back together for one final showdown, and there’s usually plenty of MAFS gossip to come out of it.

How long does MAFS 2023 go for?

If MAFS 2022 is anything to go by, we’re looking at around 37 episodes and eight weeks. Hope you’re not a commitment phobe!

How can I catch up if I miss an episode?

It’s pretty likely that there will be four episodes of MAFS 2023 a week, just like last year, so no one expects you to be available every night to watch it! Madness.

You can catch up on episodes you’ve missed by watching on 9Now or we’ll also be doing MAFS recaps here.

Are any of the previous MAFS cast still together?

Yes! While there’s a pretty shitty success rate when it comes to this show, there are some MAFS couples who have managed to stick it out beyond millions of viewers watching their relationship unfold. Check out the MAFS couples still together right here.


Source: LinkedIn / Adam Seed & TikTok / @janellemyh & Instagram / @toplesscasanovas
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