Channel 4 in the UK has announced that the fifth season of Married at First Sight, produced by CPL Productions, will premiere October 6, 2020 at 9.30pm.

TV’s most talked-about social experiment, where strangers meet and marry for the very first time at the altar, will return for a brand new, revamped four-part series in the UK.

In Season Five, the UK singles will be paired by two of the world’s best matchmakers: Oprah’s ‘Love Doctor’, Paul C. Brunson, known as the ‘real life Hitch’ and a dating agent on E4’s Celebs Go Dating; and leading UK matchmaker Genevieve Gresset. They’ll be assisted in their love matching by psychologist, Dr Angela Smith.

The new series will follow the couples, from being matched, to getting married, to going on honeymoon and beginning their lives as newlyweds just as lockdown hit, putting extra pressure on their fledgling romances. The refreshed format charts each couples’ efforts to make life as husband and wife work, before they make a crucial decision – whether to part ways or remain in wedded bliss.

The Married at First Sight format is created and produced by Snowman Productions in Denmark for DR3/DR1, and is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International, with local productions in over 29 territories worldwide.