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Loving MAFS Australia? Here’s 9 other killer Aussie reality shows for you to feast on

If you’re like us and have been absolutely obsessed with Married At First Sight Australia, then you’ll be pleased to hear there’s plenty more shows like it for you to binge-watch.

MAFS Australia is a long-running reality series down under that’s brought with it plenty of cheating scandals, bust ups and all round moments where we’ve been forced to pick our jaws back up from off the floor.

Season six is currently airing on E4 in the UK, with fans already reaching boiling point – thanks to bombshell revelations from Matt, not-so-subtle displays of toxic masculinity (looking at you Mike and Sam) and secret hookups sparked by some questionable DM’ing on Instagram – and they’re only a third of a way through the experiment.

At least we have Cam and Jules to thank for restoring our faith in love.

MAFS Australia is notoriously known for its juicy content, but that’s not the only Aussie reality series that will have you unable to stop watching. In fact, there’s plenty more that are just as much of a wild ride – even when you’d least expect it.

Bachelor In Paradise

Think Love Island, but they’re all familiar faces and have previously starred on either The Bachelor or The Bachelorette Australia.

Stars from both shows touch down in Fiji and are forced to live together in a dreamy villa, form relationships and couple up in similar style rose-giving ceremonies.

Sounds simple, right? Potentially, although throw in plenty of eye candle, a love triangle or three and the possibility of an ex or former flame walking through the door at any point and you’ve got yourself some popcorn worthy tension.

There was Jamie’s meltdown from series three that actually ended with him trying to flee the villa off camera and who could forget Richie and Alex’s more than awkward reunion in series two, following their bitter break up.

It was recently announced that Bachelor In Paradise was ending after its third season last year, but that’s still three seasons for you to watch until your heart’s content.

The Bachelor/The Bacherlorette

Why ignore a classic, hey? Just like the US version, both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette has taken Australia by storm – the same rules apply, with 24 guys and girls coming together to either woo the leading man or lady, in the hope of being the one they choose at the end of it all.

It’s a real guilty pleasure and has produced some shock moments over the seasons, plus endless situations that sit way up high on the cringe factor.

We’ve had bachelors throwing the final ceremony into chaos, undercover brothers, melted chocolate baths for dates and some very steamy smooches that will have you feeling a little uneasy as you watch on. Matt and Abbie in the pool, anyone?

Love Island Australia

It’s the Love Island that we all know and love, except everyone has a great accent and Sophie Monk is here to oversee things. Love Island Australia sees its islanders whisked off to Mallorca in season one and nearby Fiji in season two where they couple up, with drama brewing with every new arrival.

Big Brother UK star John James Parton popped up in season one, while twin brothers Luke and Josh Packham were the main attraction in season two.

The premise is the same with villa challenges, the islanders being sent out on dates and brutal recouplings that will make the UK’s Callum Jones savagely dumping Shaughna Phillips on his return from Casa Amor look tame.

Where to watch: ITV Hub

Back With The Ex

Back With The Ex is one of those series that will have you crying, probably laughing and guaranteed to want to shake some of the couples you see on your TV.

It sees four former couples reunite to decide whether they want to get back together and give things another go or to finally part ways and end things once and for all. It’s hella relatable and sees some incredibly raw moments spurred on by a broken heart, as couples face each other after just months of dating or even decades apart.

You’ll need tissues, endless amounts of wine and a meditation app on hand (as some exes will have you pulling your hair out) if you settle down and tune in.

Where to watch: Netflix

MasterChef Australia

Stick with us on this one, it may sound like your usual cooking competition, but MasterChef Australia brings the heat to the kitchen (pun intended).

It’s seen the likes of Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay grace the screen, with Gordon famously having one of his biggest meltdowns on the show that saw him pulling apart a salmon, throwing it on the floor and f’ing and blinding at one of the contestants.

Of course, there’s the usual competition between its aspiring chefs, but throw in multiple breakdowns and some savage judging and you’ve got yourself a hit that reigns supreme with viewers in Aus.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

My Kitchen Rules

Think Come Dine With Me, but with more drama and more plastic surgery – at least there was when sisters Jess and Emma stopped by.

It’s been an Aussie TV staple since 2010 and it sees contestants go head-to-head as they prepare a three course meal for each other and the judges, in the hope of bagging the $1000 cash prize.

Naturally, when people come together to battle it out, there’s always the few that will do anything to win, so it’s not unusual for MKR to have a scandal or two. There’s been strategic voting among the contestants, some contestants refusing to eat and some real brutal digs at each other’s plates.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

The Block

Convinced it’s a nice, wholesome renovation show? Think again. The Block is renowned for its drama, with contestants being accused of cheating, the hosts dishing out harsh dressing downs, and some serious rivalries rearing their ugly heads.

Insults are thrown left, right and centre – show classics being: ‘Have another burger, darling,’ and ‘You’re a bogan from Wantirna’ – and the couples will really do anything they can to come out on top, with one pair in 2014 even secretly recording the judges by hiding a device under the bed.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Bondi Rescue

If you want a break from the catfights, then Bondi Rescue serves up some real-life drama out at sea, with a few dishy lifeguards thrown in. It follows the day-to-day lives of Waverley Council’s lifeguards as they patrol Bondi Beach – one of Sydney’s most famous beaches.

From beach-goers nearly drowning to megaphone lectures, lost children and shark alarms, it’s never a quiet day in Bondi and seeing all the action unfold will have you glued to your seats.

Where to watch: Sky TV on CBS Reality


Credit: Original article published here.

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