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Married At First Sight 2019: Meet groom-to-be Samuel Ball

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Fans are still reeling from the drama of last season, but get ready because filming is now underway for the next season of MAFS!

While producers are still casting for the upcoming series, hunky aspiring actor Samuel Ball, 27, is one of the grooms set to marry a stranger when they meet at the top of the aisle next month.

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This won’t be Sam’s first foray into television – he’s also worked as an extra and scored small roles on Home And Away and Foxtel’s Secret City.

And after checking out his photos, we like what we see!

Those thigh muscles! Image from Facebook.

Sam’s obviously got the body. Image from Facebook.

And he scrubs up nicely in a suit too. Image from Facebook.

Looks like MAFS 2019 is set to be an explosive season.

Earlier this year on the TV WEEK Logie Awards red carpet, the experts promised “bigger and better, more diversity” and started matching in July.

“We want people really genuinely committed to finding love and we’ve got some great participants lined up already,” psychologist Dr Trish Stratford said.

When we asked the MAFS matchmakers why their show has such a low success rate, they had this to say.

“It’s a relationship show, not a dating show and what they do is they find out about themselves and then they can go on and find a partner afterwards. Of course we want them to stay together. But you know they’re under enormous pressure so it’s not like the real world,” Trish added.

Find out what else the 2018 stars of Married At First Sight had to say at the Logies.

Will Foxy Jojo be back next year for another shot at love?

So who else are we expected to see in season seven? Well after becoming a fan favourite last year, Jo McPharlin may be back for abother season.

Foxy Jojo was originally partnered with Sean Donnelly this year, but unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. However, the Adelaide mum-of-two has said she’d “do it all again in the blink of an eye”. And after seeing John take a second chance on the show last year, she could very well be a bride for the second time around.

From bogan to beauty: Check out Foxy Jojo’s amazing makeover.

And while we’d love to see MAFS alum Cheryl Maitland at the alter again, she’ll probably be back as a host for the sister show, Talking Married.

“It’s very different to Married At First Sight,” Cheryl told TV WEEK. “It’s live and I can be myself, there’s no editing.

“I have an insight about the weddings and the couples. I’m very relatable so the audience will understand from my perspective what it feels like to be in those situations.”

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