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Katie Fitzpatrick

New E4 Married At First Sight UK cast revealed for 2022 including former Miss Great Britain and member of the Dreamboys

Following a record-breaking run last autumn the hit show Married at First Sight UK is heading back down the aisle. The 2022 series welcomes 16 new singles preparing to say 'I do' to a complete stanger - and it's set to be bigger and more dramatic than ever with more episodes of marital bliss or disharmony.

The new series, coming soon to E4, will follow a fresh batch of brides and grooms whose search for love and a happy-ever-after will lead them to meeting their new husband or wife for the first time on their wedding day. This time the show will have a longer run of 30 episodes.

The couples, who have been matched by experts, will make a lifelong commitment to one another at a glamorous ceremony, overseen by a wedding celebrant. And their big day will include guests, bridal gowns, dancing, speeches and a cake.


After the ceremony and celebrations are over, true love will be well and truly put to the test as they embark on a luxurious honeymoon, before moving in with each other and their fellow couples. Relationships will be put under the microscope by fellow brides and grooms at weekly dinner parties as well as by the experts.

There will be commitment ceremonies, where couples choose whether they want to stay in or leave the process. This will build up to a dramatic series finale with glossy vow renewals in which each couple must decide if they will recommit to their partner or go their separate ways for good.

The couples will be matched and guided by returning experts Melanie Schilling, Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas. So let's meet the singles putting their hearts on the line.

Adrian, 37, Digital Designer, Manchester

Adrian (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Adrian is a confident and caring northerner with a heart of gold. He’s a creative person who loves expressing himself through fashion and takes time on his appearance. He loves socialising on a night out, hosting dinner parties and movie nights at home.

Adrian hasn’t had the best experience with the relationships he’s been in and puts it down to people taking advantage of his nice guy persona. He says he’s been a serial dater for the last three years, but is now ready to settle down. He’s looking for an upbeat and positive partner who’ll make him laugh, be up for an adventure and, most importantly, be someone he can trust.

Duka, 31, Recruitment HR Coordinator, Birmingham

Duka (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Duka has lived in the UK since he was 10 years-old, when his family fled the former Yugoslavia to escape conflict. He arrived not speaking a word of English and was bullied because of it.

His struggles growing up had a definitive role in shaping the man he’s become. He finds it difficult to let people in and puts up his guard when people start to get close emotionally.

Nowadays Duka’s a man about town. He says women fall at his feet, but they’re never the right girl. He finds that the girls he fancies are often superficial and he gets bored of them easily. Duka loves art and poetry and wants to find an ‘Instagram girl’ that loves looking after herself, ut can also have a deep conversation about world issues.

George, 40, Financial Advisor, Worcester

George (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Dad-of-four George is generous, loyal and dedicated to his kids. After divorcing from his wife, George has struggled to find that special someone who he can share his life with. He loves his life in the countryside and lives with his two eldest children, whilst his two younger daughters live with their mother.

George is content with everything in his life, but there’s something missing - he hopes the relationship experts can solve this for him. 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, 29, Account Manager, Darlington

Jordan (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Jordan is a fun, outgoing guy with a massive sense of adventure. He’s a spontaneous guy who owns his own home, has a great job, is close to his family and does all his own cooking – by his own admission “I’m a great catch!”

Jordan’s open about his emotions and feelings. However when it comes to relationships, he is not willing to settle with someone and cruise through life for the sake of being comfortable. He wants to find true love and a real connection.

In the past it has been known for Jordan to overthink situations, and he is not someone to stick around if he believes someone isn’t right for him. He acknowledges that 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, 42, Business Consultant, London

Kwame (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Kwame is a confident and sophisticated business owner who exudes charm and style. He says he’s done it all: he’s travelled extensively, established himself in a successful career, got married, had kids and got divorced.

He’s a self-professed ladies man who can talk the talk and although he admits he’s a bit cocky, he also says he’s a nice guy and not arrogant. Growing up, Kwame lacked confidence. He puts this down to his appearance, but this changed once he reached college where he bulked up and grew his beard.

With his newfound confidence he entered and won Mr Ghana in 2000 and has never looked back since.Kwame came from humble beginnings, but his father pushed him towards education and he is now a successful bachelor who wants another chance at finding love.

Pjay, 31, Business Consultant, London

Pjay (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Birmingham boy Pjay wants to find love with someone with whom he can create a peaceful and loving environment. Pjay is part of the world famous, Dreamboys.

He’s never been short of attention, yet he can’t seem to find the right person that he wants to settle down with and his job has been a barrier to finding the right woman. His ex-partners have struggled with trust, but he’s a firm believer in providing reassurance when

he’s off touring and performing for thousands of screaming fans.His best friends are his mum and his sister. He tells him mum everything and his future wife will need her seal of approval.

Richie, 50, Sales Advisor, Sheffield

Richie (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Richie worked in the music industry for 23 years and was constantly on the road, meeting new people, which he credits with keeping him young. He’s written a song, which appeared on a Russell Watson album, and boasts that he’d be able to get him to perform at his wedding.

Richie has also done session work with Sheryl Crow (but didn’t manage to get her number). Richie considers himself to be deep, emotional, a good laugh, clever, and socially and emotionally intelligent.

Thomas, 31, Mental Health Care Assistant, Liverpool

Thomas (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Thomas is bursting with energy, sarcasm, and bawdy humour and, for as long as he can remember, he’s always loved being the

centre of attention. He’s extremely sociable, unapologetically loud, and not one to back down in an argument.

Thomas’ worst nightmare would be for someone to describe him as “nice”. When he enters a room, Thomas is used to having all eyes on him. He’s looking for a partner to help balance him out.

April, 32, Dress designer, London

April (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

April is a dress designer and successful wedding dress designer and former Miss Great Britain. However, she’s not so good at finding the right guy.

In fact April’s friends joke about her being ‘always the bridal designer, never the bride’. For April this joke is wearing a bit thin. Determined to change this label, she’s ready to take the plunge and put her love life in the hands of the relationship experts.

April thinks she is the most driven and ambitious person she knows and her friends say she won’t stop until she succeeds in anything she gets involved in.

In her first two Miss GB beauty pageants she came second but, not to be deterred, she came back the next year to win it. April considers herself a positive, bubbly sociable butterfly, with a ‘live everyday like it’s your last’ ethos, and says her personality can be quite silly and jokey, but also sensitive and empathetic towards others.

April wants someone who won’t mind her being independent and who wants to live life to its fullest with her. It’s a dealbreaker if they don’t love cheese.

Chanita, 29, Social Worker, Derby

Chanita (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Chanita is a caring, loyal and protective social worker from Derby. After leaving school, she decided she wanted to spend her life helping young people and has dedicated her life to being a social worker.

She makes friends wherever she goes and is always checking in on them to make sure they’re all okay – lots of people think of her as their best friend. Having come out of a 10-year relationship two years ago, Chanita feels now is the time for her to meet her future partner. Other than helping young people through her work, Chanita’s big ambition is to be happily married with a family and a stable home.

Jenna, 32, Zero Waste Shop Owner, Blackpool

Jenna (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Small business-owner Jenna never envisaged herself getting married. She hated the traditional concept of marriage, as it did not sit right with her that traditionally the woman would take the man’s name. She wants to find love, commit to someone and build a long life together.

Jess, 31, Dental Hygienist, Cambridgeshire

Jess (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Jess describes herself as unique, weird, but extremely fun and outgoing. For Jess, the key ingredient to life is laughter and enjoying herself.

She is not afraid to do something that will make her look silly. She will happily get up on a table and start dancing and believes she needs her future partner to match the same energy as her.

Equally, Jess says if she has the hump with someone, then they will know about it. Her face often says it all. If she wants to do something, she will do it and does not necessarily think about the consequences, which has hindered her relationships in the past.

Jess admits that jumping into something quickly does get her in trouble sometimes and she thinks that this is the main reason why she is still single. She has a habit of moving fast in relationships and tends to skip the 'dating' bit. A self-proclaimed Harry Potter fan, she will happily force her future partner to watch a Harry Potter marathon with her and wear one of her cloaks, even if they hate it!

Kasia, 36 Businesswoman, London

Kasia (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Kasia left school at 16 to have her first child and says she felt that the odds were stacked against her. However, through sheer graft and determination, Kasia has not only managed to raise two children and have a successful career, but she’s also launched her own business, a successful body contouring clinic.

Now that her kids are older, she’s decided to focus on herself and (hopefully) meet a partner that she can settle down with forever. She’s a calm, focussed, and extremely driven individual who won’t let anything stand in her way until she finds the right guy.

Kasia hasn’t worked a 9 to 5 since 2015 and loves the freedom it brings. Her appearance is very important to Kasia, she loves makeup and making the best of herself. Despite being the boss at work, she’s after a man who can take the lead, but shares the same drive and passion that she does.

Lara, 49, Waitress, Nottingham

Lara (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Canadian ex dancer Lara has lived an extraordinary life. She’s been married and divorced twice and has led a luxury lifestyle. She once flew from Japan to New York for dinner and was used to spending vast sums on clothes.

Her life is very different today though. Lara’s relationship role models are her parents who have been married for 51 years and are one another’s best friend. Lara says they are madly in love all these years later.

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. Although she’s been single for 12 years now, Lara still believes in fairy-tale romance and is forever looking for her prince to introduce to her two sons.

Whitney, 31, PA, St Albans

Fun, confident and sexy, Whitney isn’t short of male attention, but in order for her to settle down and commit, a man has got to tick all of her boxes. This has never happened.

After losing her mother, Whitney has had a tough couple of years. Her mum was her best friend, and though she had a strict upbringing, she’s proud it made her the strong and independent woman she now is.

Although she has dated lots of men on a superficial level, she’s never found anyone good enough to bring home to her family. She has such high expectations for her potential partner and worries she’ll never actually let anyone in. Now her biggest fear is ending up 50 and single, alone with her dogs.

Finally, she feels ready to give someone a chance. She thinks that putting the responsibility of finding her partner into the experts’ hands might be her only solution.

Zoe, 30, Quantity Surveyor, West Midlands

Zoe (Matt Monfredi / Channel 4)

Zoe is an outgoing, ambitious and successful professional. She works hard and plays even harder. She describes herself as dominant and assertive but is looking for a genuine connection, someone she can share her softer, more intimate side with.

Having recently turned 30, Zoe no longer wants to be known as a serial dater. She is bored with the stale repetition of dating and wants to settle down and eventually start a family. Zoe is hoping 2022 will be the year she finally finds true love.


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