Married At First Sight

Cue the DRAMA: Everything we know about the Married At First Sight All-Star special

Grab the wine.

By Maddison Hockey
In some of the most exciting reality TV news of 2020 (not the hardest accolade to achieve given the garbage fire year we've had) Married At First Sight is said to be filming an All-Stars edition of the show.
We've seen All Stars versions of almost every reality series to grace our screens From Australian Survivor to MasterChef. Even Bachelor In Paradise can be considered an All-Stars edition, of sorts, for The Bachelor franchise.
We're predicting, however, that the two-part MAFS spectacular is going to be like nothing we've seen before.
With just two episodes in the special we can't foresee weddings and cutting of cakes but we can guess there will be plenty of drama fuelled by glasses of wine, and maybe even glasses of wine thrown.
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Here's everything we know so far…

Which MAFS' stars are returning?

It wouldn't be a reunion without some of the show's biggest names, and most memorable enemies on the guest list.
"There will be lots of fireworks," a source told Confidential.
"I don't know how Channel 9 managed to get them all in the same room, Jessika and Cyrell hate each other's guts. Expect drama."
The returning stars have now been spotted at the show's filming location at Lilyfield and according to The Wash includes:
  • Ines Basic
  • Cyrell Paule
  • Jessika Power
  • Ryan Gallagher
  • Tracey Jewel
  • Mike Gunner
  • Martha Kalifatidis & Michael Brunelli
  • Dean Wells
  • Charlene Perera
  • Ashley Irvin
  • Troy Delmege
  • Sarah Roza
  • Nasser Sultan
  • Jo McPharlin (aka Foxy Jojo)
  • Seb Guilhaus & Lizzie Sobinoff
Cyrell and Jessika are almost guaranteed to feud. (Channel Nine)

Which stars have slammed the show?

Not everyone was happy about the news of a reunion episode. Many of the show's former stars came out to slam the idea of an All-Star special. And, given their terrible experiences with the series, we can't blame them.
"Whatttttt! Saw this and thought it may be for people they purposely mismatched, to this time finding them a genuine match," Melissa Lucarelli from season six wrote.
While Clare Verrall from season two simply commented: "Nope."
"Ratings, ratings, rating," Sean Donnelly, who was matched with 'Foxy' Jo McPharlin in season five, added.
Sean and Jo were one of many unsuccessful couples. (Channel Nine)

When will it premiere?

Channel Nine confirmed the premiere date with a juicy teaser for the special, that despite lasting a mere 45 seconds was filled with excitement and scandal.
Posting to the official MAFS social media pages, Channel Nine shared the first look at the explosive TV special and revealed it will air on Sunday January 31st.
"Our most memorable brides and grooms are back, and there's unfinished business..." the trailer was cryptically captioned.
It is safe to say the All-Star special will air before the 2021 season of Married At First Sight which has already been filmed.
What will Nasser get up to this time? (Channel Nine)

How will it work?

Don't expect bouquets of flowers, white gowns and exchanging of vows for this MAFS' event. With just two episodes, and some stars returning with their partners, we don't foresee and weddings or match-making taking place.
What we do expect is a LOT of drama, behind-the-scenes secrets revealed, burning questions answered, long-standing feuds addressed (but likely remaining unresolved) and general where are they now catch-ups, most likely in a typical dinner party or commitment ceremony style format.