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Channel 9 tease new wild MAFS season with some well-known brides and grooms

Channel 9 has released a teaser of everything viewers are looking forward to come in 2021, including the highly anticipated Married At First Sight.In the reel, viewers can spot three blonde brides walking down the aisle, while three grooms wait at the alter.One of the grooms appears to be former AFL player Jake Edwards.The 32-year-old,…

Channel 9 has released a teaser of everything viewers are looking forward to come in 2021, including the highly anticipated Married At First Sight.

In the reel, viewers can spot three blonde brides walking down the aisle, while three grooms wait at the alter.

One of the grooms appears to be former AFL player Jake Edwards.

The 32-year-old, who once played for Melbourne’s Carlton Football Club, was spotted in Sydney in October on the set of MAFS.

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The former sportsman has recently turned his Instagram account private, a prerequisite of being on the show.

Another familiar face came in the form of Hit 104.7 radio presenter Bryce Ruthven, who was also spotted in the trailer.

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Ruthven reportedly ended his engagement to a woman earlier this year.

Make Them Suffer singer and keyboardist Booka Nile was also spotted in the trailer.

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There were of course many unfamiliar faces in the teaser for the upcoming marital show, including a brunette curly-haired woman who is spotted giggling as she walks down the aisle, toward a mystery man with a moustache.

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Other confirmed contestants who will take part in the upcoming season include former police officer-turned-Pilates instructor Connie ‘Coco’ Stedman, Brisbane theatre star Johnny Balbuziente, Melbourne businessman James Susler and Brisbane native Jason Engler.

It comes after it was reported earlier this year that the show’s ‘relationship expert’ Dr Trisha Stratford will be replaced with a ‘sex therapist’.

Nine released a statement from Dr Stratford, confirming she was stepping down from the role.

“After seven seasons of Married At First Sight I have decided to step back from the television series to focus on my writing, research and neuropsychotherapy,” she said in a statement to 9Entertainment.

“I’ve been involved right from the beginning in the challenge of bringing this social experiment to television. The program provides a platform for an ongoing conversation on relationships and I wish the program continued success and hope future participants find everlasting love,” she said.

Nine also thanked the psychotherapist for the role she played on MAFS.

“We want to thank Trisha for the extraordinary contribution she has made to the success of Married At First Sight,” the network said in a statement.

“She showed great courage joining this very unconventional social experiment in its first short series and helped transform it into the hugely successful franchise it is today. We wish her all the best as she redirects her energies back into her professional career.”

Participants on the show have already met with an ‘American female sex therapist’ who quizzed each applicant on what they were hoping to find in a potential partner, Daily Mail Australia reported.

During the past season, some viewers were angered with the little involvement experts Trisha Stratford, John Aiken and Mel Schilling had in finding the right match for each person.

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