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Meet the brides and grooms walking down the aisle in Married At First Sight Australia’s 2021 season

We. Can't. Wait.

You wouldn’t believe it, but the eighth season of Married at First Sight Australia is nearly here. That’s right, we’ve watched seven (highly addictive) seasons and are about to fully invest ourselves into the eighth.

Have many of the previous MAFS couples been successful in their quest for love? Anyone currently tuning into the 2021 reunion probably knows the answer to that one. But that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in the possibility that this year’s couples might just meet their pre-approved match. And regardless of how their love stories play out – it’s going to be a great watch and we are here for the journey.

Aside from the hopeful brides and grooms, another new face joins the show in MAFS expert Alessandra Rampolla.

Taking over from Dr Trisha Stratford (who announced her departure from the programme last year), the Puerto Rican sexologist and TV presenter will be joining the show’s existing experts Jon Aiken and Mel Schilling for the eighth season.

Married At First Sight Australia starts 7.30pm Sunday 28 February on Three.

Let’s meet the fresh-faced brides and grooms braving the aisle blind this year…

Alana, 30

Described as an “energetic, fast-talking talking with a heart of gold” Alana can also be a little “full on”.

Belinda, 29

A door-to-door sales representative who lives with her cat, Belinda has never had a boyfriend or been in a relationship.

Beth, 39

Closing in on 40, Beth has always wanted kids and is sad she may not have enough time left, because she has a lot of love to give. She’s feeling the pressure to meet the right man to have a baby with.

Booka, 31

Booka splits her time by touring with a heavy metal band as a singer and keyboard player – and working in a psychiatric hostel, helping people with mental health issues integrate back into society.

Coco, 30

Coco was married, but it fell apart after only six months because she always felt she was running second to her mother-in-law. She’s now looking to be someone’s absolute number one.

Joanne, 39

Joanne is honest and direct with no filter. She says it like it is and confesses to having a short fuse and, at times, a jealous personality.

Melissa, 31

Embarrassed by the fact that she has never been on a date, Melissa is nervous to tell her future husband about this, hoping he won’t judge her on it.

Rebecca, 27

Rebecca is looking for a partner with good banter, cheek and attitude, and she has a list of physical attributes that tick her boxes. As long as her partner isn’t a lover of Netflix by night or an open-mouth food chewer, love may yet be found!

Sam, 31

Strong and driven, this divorced single mum celebrated her 30th birthday already an owner of several businesses in her home town. Samantha has raised two sons while juggling her career as a successful property developer in a male-dominated industry.

Brett, 31

Brett is an electrician and psychology student with a real man-sized heart. He volunteers with the Salvation Army to assist the homeless, and his dream is to open a treatment centre to help the vulnerable.

Bryce, 31

Despite recently ending his engagement, Bryce says he’s ready to settle down and wants kids and “a white picket fence”.

Cameron, 32

People often mistake Cameron for a bit of a meathead due to his tattoos and shaved head, but this love-seeking crane operator is really just a “teddy bear”.

Jake, 32

Ex-professional AFL player and now charming CEO of a mental health charity, Outside the Locker Room, Jake is an old-school type who grew up in the country with country manners.

James, 44

With a love of luxury cars and designer clothes, James does his best to separate his wealthy lifestyle from the early days of dating, so that he can attract the “right type of woman”.

Jason, 35

One of the boys and a true larrikin, Jason is your genuine life of the party. Still living the same bachelor lifestyle of his twenties, he is typically out on weekends with his mates for a big night.

Patrick, 27

Bubbly, friendly and upbeat, Patrick sees the positive in every situation. With a heart of gold, he believes laughter is the best medicine.

Russell, 37

Your quintessential Aussie larrikin, always with a yarn or a joke to tell, Russell is happiest when he’s downing a beer and eating a steak.

Sam, 32

Sam is a confident go-getter who is sarcastic, outspoken and calls a spade a spade. While working in construction, he is also pursuing his dream of launching two fashion labels on the side.

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