Eight singles (out of thousands of applicants), chosen by clinical physiologist John Aiken, neuropsychotherapist Dr. Trisha Stratford and psychologist Sabina Read, come to find themselves looking for love on a TV show. Married at First Sight takes these eight singles, makes them four couples and has them meeting for the first time at the altar. These couples are not actually married for the show, yet do go through a commitment ceremony. This reality series is an experiment based on real life occurrences for these 'couples', as they go through an accelerated relationship cycle.
The first two matched couples are nervous and excited as they prepare to get married. Sarah and Telv find an easy rapport, and Dean and Tracey are definitely attracted at first sight.
Mathew, a plumber, matches with Alycia, who has been dreaming about her fairytale wedding. Single mother Jo is matched with pub manager Sean, but her fairytale fast becomes his nightmare.
Davina, known for her three-week turnaround in partners, is matched with loveable larrikin Ryan who is besotted with his beautiful bride; bubbly Charlene is matched with big friendly giant Patrick.
The next phase of the experiment begins as the newly-weds set off on their honeymoons. From Cairns to the Cook Island, six couples get up close and personal in their search for love.
The loveable 54-year-old John returns to find the perfect match the second time around; larger than life Troy's ideal woman is Barbie and is matched with Ashley, a flight attendant.
The experts have their biggest challenge to date as they find a match for a millionaire groom; Gabrielle and Nassar have an instant attraction, but Gabrielle's twin sister, Kerrie, isn't convinced.
Final couple Blair and Sean have a wonderful, fun wedding to get over their heartbreak and cheating exes; the other final four couples embark on the next phase of the experiment, the honeymoons.
The couples wrap up their honeymoons and head back to Sydney for the very first dinner party where they meet each other. Davina and Ryan fight but makeup; Troy and Ash poke fun at each other.
During the first commitment ceremony, some couples form strong connections, while for other couples, there is the realisation that they are not on the same page at all.
The honeymoons are well and truly over, and it is time to take the experiment to the next level. All eleven couples move into the same building, where each has their own apartment.
The experts choose one person to be in complete control for one week, while the other has to relinquish control and say yes to everything that their partner says.
The couples find themselves doing the last tasks of the week and prepare for the second dinner party; Dean and Davina continue their secret flirtation and begin making plans together.
Sunday,23 Sep, 2018 - 10:00
Dean is in a big dilemma just hours before the commitment ceremony. After promising Davina he would leave Tracey to start a new relationship with her, he discovers a real connection with Tracey.
Sunday,23 Sep, 2018 - 11:30
After a month into the experiment, the couples must move into the next challenging part, the husband's homestay. All the wives must move into their husbands' homes for a week.
Tuesday,25 Sep, 2018 - 21:00
Wednesday,26 Sep, 2018 - 01:25
Wednesday,26 Sep, 2018 - 10:00
Sunday,30 Sep, 2018 - 08:30
The end of the homestay is nearing, and the wives are taking every opportunity to immerse themselves in their husbands' worlds, experiencing everything their lives have to offer.
Wednesday,26 Sep, 2018 - 21:00
Thursday,27 Sep, 2018 - 01:25
Thursday,27 Sep, 2018 - 10:00
Sunday,30 Sep, 2018 - 10:00
In the show's first, the experts are matching identical twins. It's double the drama and double the dresses with identical twins Sharon and Michelle.
The newlyweds are sent off to various destinations across the country and Pacific region for their honeymoons. Secrets will be shared and judgments will be made which will bring some couples closer.
The couples return from their honeymoons and are brought together at the first explosive dinner party. Andrew surprises them all by arriving alone and explains Lauren left him on their wedding night.
The couples meet up with the experts who explain a new element of the experiment: the commitment ceremony. The couples get to choose if they want to stay or leave the relationship.
The honeymoon is over and all the remaining couples are moving in together. It's a daunting time as the couples are exposed to each other's day-to-day routines.
As the first week of living together draws to a close, some couple compromise while others clash. The second dinner party of the experiment serves up some serious drama.
The second commitment ceremony sees the couples return to the couch to explain all to the experts and decide whether to stay or leave the experiment. For some couples it's an easy decision to stay.
It's time for the next phase of the experiment: the husbands' homestays. The wives get a glimpse of the lifestyle their husbands lead in their hometown. This can make or break a relationship.
The grooms' homestays have come to an end and the couples return to Sydney for an emotion-charged commitment ceremony. There are tears, as Simon finally opens up to Alene.
The husbands visit their wives homes. It's a chance to for the husbands to test the waters and see if their wife's lifestyle is one that they can fit into.
The homestay phase of the experiment comes to an end as the couples return to Sydney for another explosive dinner party that sees secrets exposed and awkward apologies.
As the events of the homestay weigh heavily on the couples, there's no holding back in a gripping Commitment Ceremony. Further, the boys' night takes a sinister turn as it spirals out of control.
Marriages come under the microscope as the couples have dinner with their loved ones, while troubled couple Cheryl and Andrew enter a relationship boot camp.
An explosive dinner party sees arguments erupt across the table as revelations about Andrew's crass comments about Cheryl on the boys' night come back to haunt him.
As the couples hurtle towards the end of the experiment, the commitment ceremony is a pressure cooker of emotions. Relationships are on the line and at least one couple leaves the experiment.
The grooms are given one last chance to woo their brides on an epic final date, but for some couples, the pressure of their upcoming vow renewals takes it toll.
As the final dates wrap up, it's the last chance for the couples to ask the big questions and address problems and insecurities before the renewal of the vows.
After eight weeks, the social experiment is coming to an end. The couples are brought back together for one final dinner party before they head home to deliberate over the renewal of their vows.
The experiment is coming to an end and the couples must now part ways and leave their apartments and return home to make the most important decision of their relationship.
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After an explosive reunion dinner party, everyone gathers one last time to reflect on the experiment. It's the final opportunity for people to confront their exes.
The big day has arrived and nerves, tears and excitement face the couples as they meet for the very first time. After saying their vows, they are whisked off to their reception to meet family and friends.
Our final two couples walked down the aisle and instant attraction was obvious. Whilst the youngest of the group found their day daunting however after seeing each other all was forgotten.
Honeymoon is over and the heat has turned up as the couples move in together to live as man and wife. Zoe is shocked to see Alex's house in construction zone, and his third bedroom is packed with boy toys.
The four couples have reached the halfway mark of the experiment, and to celebrate this milestone they all get together to meet each other for the first time.
It's one week to go until the couples have to decide whether to stay together or go their separate ways. While some manage to broaden their communication and strengthen their relationship, others struggle.
One couple couldn't last the distance in the Married at First Sight experiment. Now it's up to the three remaining couples to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.
Impress us with your original travel photo(s) that best mirror the time where you felt like you could “Run The World”. Each photo submission(s) should be accompanied by a description of that moment.
The winning photo will be selected by Mong Chin, star of Who Runs The World with Mong Chin, every Mon, 9.30pm (SIN/HK) on Lifetime Asia.
How to join?
1. Upload a photo with the hashtag #RunTheWorldwithMongchin and tag @LifetimeAsia @CanonAsia (on Instagram)/@CanonImagingAsia (on Facebook) on the same post
2. You can enter on Facebook or Instagram, but make sure your profile(s) are public
3. Submit as many photos as you like, but they must be your own work!
4. Your caption can’t be more than 100 words.
5. Contest ends 30 August 2018.