Where to watch 'Married at First Sight UK' from anywhere in the world

It's the biggest season yet! Here's everything to know about where to watch 'Married at First Sight UK' season 8

Where to watch Married at First Sight UK season 8
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We already got fresh seasons of Married at First Sight US and Married at First Sight Australia this year—now it's time for Married at First Sight UK.

The reality dating show is back in Britain for its eighth season and it's being hailed as one of the franchise's biggest yet: "At 36 episodes, this will be the largest series to date and the show’s longest ever run," per Channel 4. 

But just because you're not based out of the United Kingdom doesn't mean you have to miss one messy romantic moment. Here's where to watch Married at First Sight UK no matter where you are in the world. 

Where to watch 'Married at First Sight UK':

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Premiered: Monday, September 18
Schedule: Mon-Thu at 9pm
Channel: Channel 4 (UK)
Stream: E4
Watch anywhere: Stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

As per tradition, the dating experiment features a group of British singletons who will be matched by experts and marry total strangers "who they meet for the very first time on their wedding day." Wild, huh?

That said, Married at First Sight UK has actually had some IRL success in bringing couples together: former cast members Tayah Victoria and Adam Aveling from MAFS season 6 are not only still together but welcomed the franchise's first baby, a daughter, in October 2022!

How to watch 'Married at First Sight UK' in the UK

Kicking off on Monday, September 18, Married at First Sight UK season 8 is broadcast at 9pm every Monday through Thursday on channel E4 in the UK, and is available to stream on the network's on-demand service, Channel 4. 

The eighth season will be comprised of 36 episodes, with the final edition airing on Thursday, November 16.

How to watch 'Married at First Sight UK' from anywhere

Want to watch Married at First Sight outside of the UK? You're in luck: all you need is a handy VPN to tune in to all of the reality show shenanigans from anywhere in the world. A VPN allows you to change your device's IP address to unlock content that might not be available in your physical location. 

We highly recommend Express VPN, the top-rated VPN from our sister site, TechRadar. You can try it risk-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, your activity is secure,  your data is private and help is available whenever you need, 24/7. (Should you encounter any issues while using the VPN, remember to delete the cookies from your device or switch to a new server.)

Here's how to get started with a VPN for 
Married at First Sight UK: 

  1. You will need to create a free Channel 4 account in order to start streaming and use a UK postcode upon sign-up. ExpressVPN is a complement to Channel 4.
  2. Follow the download instructions for Express VPN
  3. Open the app, and select your server location as anywhere in the UK. 
  4. Once Express VPN is installed and your locale is set to the UK, log onto your ITV account and follow the instructions to start streaming Married at First Sight.

What happens on 'Married at First Sight UK' season 8?

The season 8 proceedings will no doubt be as drama-filled as its predecessors, but in case you're new to the MAFS world, here's the gist, per Channel 4: "The couples will make a lifelong commitment to one another at a glamorous ceremony, overseen by a wedding celebrant, that includes guests, bridal gowns, dancing, speeches and cake."

"After the ceremony and celebrations are over, true love is well and truly put to the test, as they embark on a luxurious honeymoon, before moving in with each other AND their fellow couples," the network continues. "Relationships will be put under the microscope, by fellow brides and grooms at weekly dinner parties – as well as by the experts, at recurring commitment ceremonies, where couples choose whether they want to stay in or leave the process."

Who is in the cast of 'Married at First Sight UK' 2023?

Meet the grooms

Meet the brides

Who are the experts on 'Married at First Sight UK'?

Married At First Sight UK's love experts for season 8 are Mel Schilling, Charlene Douglas and Paul C Brunson.

Of the expanded season, Douglas tells Virgin Radio UK that the larger episode count helped the experts connect to the cast. 

"We've got the same format in terms of the weddings and the dinner parties and the commitment ceremonies and obviously, the vowel renewal at the end. It’s bigger and better, so 36 episodes. I feel like we really, really know these couples, because we've spent so much time with them," she told the outlet. 

She continued: “We feel that this year, they've really taken on board our feedback, even at times when it's a bit uncomfortable. You'll definitely see some moments when I think things got a little bit uncomfortable for some of them, but they really stayed with it, which I'm really proud of.”

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