Meet the grooms (Picture: Channel 4)
Married At First Sight UK is set to make history by welcoming the first gay couple to the series.
Among the line-up of 16 singletons are two gay men who will be matched up by experts Melanie Schilling and Paul C. Brunson and will meet for the first time at the altar.
Their identities currently remain under wraps, however, all will be revealed in due course.
‘I’m so excited about us having our first gay same-sex couple here this season,’ Mel enthused, during an exclusive interview with Metro.co.uk.
‘You’re just going to love every moment of their journey!’
Mel added that making sure that the new chapter of Married At First Sight UK is inclusive was an ‘important’ factor for her.
‘This is a big one and I push for it every season,’ she said, before going onto hint that they might not get their happy-ever-after.
Expert Mel Schilling is excited for viewers to watch the couple’s journey unfold (Picture: Channel 4)
‘You don’t always get it right and we’re not going to put a same-sex couple together just because they’re both gay, it’s got to be a good match and we don’t always find that.’
‘I think this could be one of the most diverse shows in the love genre that I’ve ever seen,’ Paul added. ‘It’s incredibly diverse and it’s a great reflection of what modern-day the world looks like. It’s very cool.’
Relationship therapist Charlene Douglas said that the diverse contestants were one of the reasons she wanted to be involved in the show.
‘To have people from the LGBTQ+ community is just phenomenal,’ she beamed. ‘To have diversity, different races and nationalities is phenomenal.’
The new series of Married At First Sight UK is right around the corner.
Across 21 episodes the show will follow eight couples as they meet for the very first as they 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.
Married At First Sight UK is coming to E4 very soon.
Credit: Original article published here.