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MAFS UK: Married at First Sight 2022 contestants revealed

Sixteen singles will couple up in the new season of MAFS UK

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Married at First Sight UK is back for a brand new season — and the 16 singles hoping to find love have now been revealed.

The “bigger and bolder” series, in which eight couples get married the first time they meet, and then try to navigate their new marriage, will air for 30 episodes this autumn.

Experts Mel Schilling, Paul C Brunson and Charlene Douglas will lead them through the experiment, as they go on honeymoon, move in together, and attend the infamous dinner parties with the rest of the couples.

The seventh season of MAFS UK is coming soon to E4 and All4, but until then, find out below what you need to know about this year’s contestants.

Married at First Sight UK 2022 lineup


Adrian is a 37-year-old digital designer from Manchester (Channel 4)

Adrian, 37, is a digital designer from Manchester. A “confident and caring northerner with a heart of gold”, Adrian is a creative person who expresses himself through fashion.

He hasn’t had the best experience with relationships, because he believes people take advantage of his nice guy persona.

But after being a serial dater for three years, Adrian is ready to settle down with an “upbeat and positive partner who’ll make him laugh, be up for an adventure and, most importantly, be someone he can trust”.


Duka is a recruitment HR coordinator from Birmingham (Channel 4)

Duka is a 31-year-old recruitment HR coordinator from Birmingham. He has lived in the UK since he was 10 after his family fled the former Yugoslavia to escape conflict.

Duka’s struggles growing up mean he “finds it difficult to let people in and puts up his guard when people start to get close emotionally”.

However, he’s a “man about town” and says “women fall at his feet”, although he says he goes for “superficial” girls and “gets bored of them easily”.

He’s looking for an “Instagram girl” who can also “have a deep conversation about world issues”.


George is a financial adviser from Worcester (Channel 4)

George, 40, is a financial adviser from Worcester. He’s a dedicated father of four children who has struggled to find “that special someone” after his divorce.

George is “a true and old-fashioned romantic and was heartbroken when his relationship with his wife broke down”.

He wants “someone who excites him, someone to keep him on his toes and who can be open emotionally”.


Jordan is an account manager from Darlington (Channel 4)

Jordan is a 29-year-old account manager from Darlington. He’s a “fun, outgoing guy with a massive sense of adventure”.

He says he’s “a great catch” because he owns his home, has a great job, is close to his family and does all his own cooking.

When it comes to relationships, “he is not willing to settle with someone and cruise through life for the sake of being comfortable”. Instead, Jordan wants to find true love and a real connection.

He thinks he’s single because he’s “too particular about what he wants” and “knows he needs to relax and give girls more of a chance”.


Kwame is a business consultant from London (Channel 4)

Forty-two-year-old Kwame is a “confident and sophisticated” business consultant from London.

He’s travelled extensively and has built a successful career, and has had children.

A “self-professed ladies man”, Kwame says although he’s “a bit cocky”, he’s also “a nice guy and not arrogant”.

The Mr Ghana winner 2000 is “a successful bachelor who wants another chance at finding love”.


Pjay is a dancer from Birmingham (Channel 4)

Pjay is a 31-year-old dancer and performer from Birmingham, who’s part of the world-famous Dreamboys.

Although he’s “never been short of attention”, he “can’t seem to find the right person that he wants to settle down with”.

Pjay’s job has been a barrier to finding the right woman, as his ex-partners have struggled with trust.

He says his mum and his sister are his best friends, and says his future wife will need his mum’s seal of approval.


Richie is a sales adviser from Sheffield (Channel 4)

Richie, 51, is a sales adviser from Sheffield. He worked in the music industry for 23 years and wrote a song that was on a Russell Watson album.

He considers himself to be “deep, emotional, a good laugh, clever and socially and emotionally intelligent”.


Thomas is a mental health care assistant from Liverpool (Channel 4)

Thomas, 31, is a mental health care assistant from Liverpool who’s “bursting with energy, sarcasm, and bawdy humour”.

He’s also “extremely sociable, unapologetically loud, and not one to back down in an argument”.

But Thomas is looking for a partner “to help balance him out”.


April is a dress designer from Liverpool (Channel 4)

Thirty-two-year-old April, from London, is a wedding dress designer, whose friends describe her as “always the bridal designer, never the bride”.

She considers herself to be “the most driven and ambitious person she knows”, as well as “a positive, bubbly sociable butterfly”.

April is looking for “someone who won’t mind her being independent and who wants to live life to its fullest with her.”


Chanita is a social worker from Derby (Channel 4)

Chanita is a 29-year-old “caring, loyal and protective” social worker from Derby.

She has dedicated her life to her job and makes friends wherever she goes, with many people considering her to be their best friend.

Following the end of a one-year relationship two years ago, Chanita is now ready to meet her future partner.

Her ambition is to “be happily married with a family and a stable home”, alongside helping people through her work.


Jenna is a zero waste shop owner from Blackpool (Channel 4)

Jenna, 32, is a zero waste shop owner from Blackpool. She hates the traditional concept of marriage, but “wants to find love, commit to someone and build a long life together”.


Jess is a dental hygienist from Cambridgeshire (Channel 4)

Thirty-one-year-old Jess is a dental hygienist from Cambridgeshire, who would describe herself as “unique, weird, but extremely fun and outgoing”.

Jess believes she is single because “jumping into something quickly does get her in trouble sometimes”, and she “has a habit of moving fast in relationships and tends to skip the ‘dating’ bit”.


Kasia is a 36-year-old businesswoman from London (Channel 4)

Kasia is a 36-year-old businesswoman from London, who with “sheer graft and determination” has managed to raise two children and launch a “successful body contouring clinic”.

Now, she’s ready to “focus on herself and (hopefully) meet a partner that she can settle down with forever”.

“Despite being the boss at work”, Kasia is looking for “a man who can take the lead, but shares the same drive and passion that she does”.


Lara is a waitress from Nottingham (Channel 4)

Lara is a 49-year-old waitress from Nottingham. Originally from Canada, Lara used to be a dancer who led a luxurious life.

She has been married and divorced twice but has been single for 12 years. Lara considers her parents to be her relationship role models, as they’ve been married for 51 years, and are best friends.

Lara “finds herself trying to force every relationship she has to be like theirs, often letting red flags slide to try and make the relationship work”.


Whitney is a personal assistant from St Albans (Channel 4)

Thirty-one-year-old Whitney is a “fun, confident and sexy” PA from St Albans. She isn’t short of male attention but has yet to find someone who can tick all the boxes.

Whitney has “such high expectations for her potential partner and worries she’ll never actually let anyone in” and is worried she’ll end up 50 and single.

But she’s “ready to give someone a chance, and thinks that putting the responsibility of finding her partner into the experts’ hands might be her only solution”.


(Channel 4)

Zoe is a 30-year-old quantity surveyor from the West Midlands. She’s “outgoing, ambitious and a successful professional”, who describes herself as “dominant and assertive”.

She’s no longer interested in being a serial dater and is instead looking for “a genuine connection, someone she can share her softer, more intimate side with”.

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