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Married at First Sight UK new series brides and grooms including Dreamboy and former Miss GB

The brides and grooms for the new series of Married at First Sight UK have been confirmed, after last year's series proved to be compelling viewing.

The show started life on Channel 4 a few years ago, although things were slightly more tamer in the early days. UK viewers then got hooked on the Australian version, with all manner of carnage going down after the couples said 'I do.'

But nothing could quite prepare Married at First Sight fans for what happened on the home grown series last year, with County Durham bride Nikita Jasmine being a tornado from the get-go. After declaring she didn't like her groom, Adam, from the minute she clocked him as she walked down the aisle, Nikita was at the centre of a whole host of chaotic moments.

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There was an almighty row on their honeymoon, which saw Nikita storm out of their apartment and demand a hotel room of their own. And then, when it looked like things had calmed down, she exited the show in heated circumstances after a dinner party showdown.

Then came the fact that Megan and Jordan cheated on their respective other halves, Alexis and Bob, by sharing a kiss. Viewers are hoping for more of the same this time round, especially now the identities of the singles have been revealed ahead of the new series' expected debut later this month.

The Brides

April, 32, London

April (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

April is a dress designer, who also has a pageant past as a former Miss Great Britain. She admits finding the right guy has been a real struggle.

Speaking about doing Married at First Sight, she said: "The experts have a great success rate, so I feel like I've got nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain."

Chanita, 29, Derby

Chanita (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Social worker Chanita, who describes herself as 'loyal caring,' only came out of a 10 year relationship a few years ago.

Putting her faith in the MAFS experts, Chanita said: "It's so hard to pick out the right people, so I thought why not give the experts a challenge and they can do all the hard work for me.'

Jenna, 32, Blackpool

Jenna (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

The Zero Waste shop owner admits she never actually saw herself getting married, largely down to the fact that she hates the fact that, traditionally, the woman has to take the man's name.

When asked why she signed up to Married at First Sight, she said: "I don't like dating apps and I don't go out anywhere to meet anyone, so this is the only way I'm going to find love… hopefully."

Jess, 31, Cambridgeshire

Jess (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Dental hygienist Jess, a massive Harry Potter fan, says that she's ready to give dating apps the push after finding that people on then are 'only after one thing.'

Elaborating on that, she said: "She said: 'On dating apps, people just want to get their leg over – they don't want to settle down. I want to settle down!"

Kasia, 36, London

Kasia (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Thirty-six-year-old businesswoman Kasia has two children and owns her own business, which she has made a huge success of.

However, for all the success she'd had in her career, Kasia has so far been out of luck when it comes to her love life, commenting: "'m successful in a lot of other areas in my life and I've been through a lot, but the one area that I'm not successful in is my love life."

Lara, 49, Nottinghamshire

Lara (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

The oldest of this year's brides, waitress Lara has been married at divorced twice, as well as living a luxury lifestyle. She's ready to settle down now though and says her relationship role models are her parents, who have been married for 51 years.

Reflecting on her failure to find Me Right, the mother of two confessed: "'The experts couldn’t pick any worse than I could pick."

Whitney, 31, St Albans

Whitney (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

PA Whitney says her biggest fear is ending up 50 and single, alone with her dogs. She admits that, having not done too well at finding 'the one' on her own, putting her love life in the hands of the MAFS experts might be the only answer.

She commented: 'I need to get my s**t together and embrace the situation."

Zoe, 30, West Midlands

Zoe (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Quantity surveyor Zoe says that, after turning 30, she's realised she no longer wants to be seen as a serial dater.

She is keen to start a family and commented: "'I’ve never been with someone and thought ‘I want to grow old with you."

The Grooms

Adrian, 37, Manchester

Adrian (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Digital designer Adrian describes himself as 'a caring Northerner with a heart of gold,' but also admits that he's been a serial dater for the past few years.

A big fan of throwing dinner parties and socialising, Adrian cla8ms he's now ready to settle down,. explaining: "I hope that this experiment goes really well, and we end up falling in love.'

Duka, 31, Birmingham

Duka (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

A self-confessed man about town, HR co-ordinator Duka says women fall at his feet all the time but, never the right ones.

He added: "People see me and think 'oh he's a d**k head'…but that's not the case – people are too quick to judge me.'

George, 40, Worcester

George (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Financial advisor George is a father of four, who admits he was left heartbroken by the breakdown of his marriage.

HE's after someone who can keep him on his toes but, being rather modest on what he can offer them, he confessed: "'I might not be good enough for her.."

Jordan, 29, Darlington

Jordan (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Account manger Jordan is the only single from the North East in this year's line-up, following on from Nikita last year.

Jordan is happy to admit that he thinks his single status is down to the fact he's too particular about what he wants and he really needs to change that. He added: "I want to get married and have kids, and the clock is ticking."

Kwame, 32, London

Kwame (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

While he confesses that he can be 'bit cocky,' business consultant Kwame is adamant he's not arrogant in the slightest and want another chance to find love.

On what he wants from being on Married at First Sight, former Mr Ghana winner Kwame said: "It's not just a match… ' it's a wife."

Pjay, 31, Birmingham

Pjay (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Pjay is a member of world famous dance troupe The Dreamboys, but says, while he's never been short of attention, his job has actually been a 'barrier' to finding the right woman to settle down with.

On what he wants to get from MAFS, PJay commented: "I want to find out who I really am. I've got a lot of love to give and I just want to give it 110 per cent."

Richie, 51, Sheffield

Richie (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Richie has been in the music industry for 23 years, with his claims to fame including writing a song for a Russell Watson album and doing some session work with Sheryl Crow.

Richie considers himself to be deep, emotional, a good laugh, clever, and socially and emotionally intelligent, adding: "'I don't care what the consequences are or what they uncover – never underestimate a man who has got nothing to lose."

Thomas, 31, Liverpool

Thomas (Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

Mental Health Care Assistant Thomas admits he's 'unapologetically loud,' and is plagued with self-doubt that potential partners might not like him, admitting: " 'I'm really concerned they might not like me. That's ok, but I don't want to waste their time or my own time."

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