MAFS expert’s surprising new UK gig

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Married at First Sight’s relationship guru Melanie Schilling has graced our screens for eight wine-spilling, partner-swapping, and all too dramatic seasons of the hit show, but now she’s revealed that she’s set to appear on yet another TV series.

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Mel has announced that she will be officially appearing in the UK version of Married At First Sight, and took to Instagram to share the exciting news.

“I’ve been dying to tell you my big news and today is the day I can finally reveal it to you!” she shared.

“I am so excited to be joining the super-sized *UK version* of our much-loved Married At First Sight.”

She went on to write that being a part of the Australian experiment for the previous seven seasons has taught her “so much about love, marriage, relationships (and conflict)”.

She added: “I can’t wait to share my advice and insight with you all.”

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“I am so excited to be joining the super-sized *UK version* of our much-loved Married At First Sight,” Mel announced. (Credit: Nine)

Mel will be joining returning Celebs Go Dating guru Paul C. Brunson for the brand-new UK series, which promises to be just as, if not more, explosive than the Aussie version.

“I am really looking forward to joining forces with my fellow *Relationship Expert*, @paulcbrunson (as I’m a huge fan of Celebs Go Dating!) and together I know we are set to shake up the UK conversation about matters of the heart – I just hope I can decipher all those different accents!” Mel penned.

Both experts will be handed the task of matching couples from a group of singles who are hoping to find love, and mentoring them throughout the experiment.

The new version of the UK series will also have its drama-filled dinner parties and commitment ceremonies, much like the Australian show.

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“I am really looking forward to joining forces with my fellow *Relationship Expert*, Paul C. Brunson [pictured],” she added. (Credit: Instagram)

The 49-year-old relationship expert also reassured fans that the new gig will not see her leave her current seat on the panel Down Under.

”But don’t worry – I’m not leaving @MAFS Australia – this is where it all began for me and I couldn’t be more committed to continuing the journey with @johnaikenlive and @alessarampolla !!”

The same could not be said for former expert Dr Trisha Stratford, who left the show ahead of the current running season, after she said that she was left feeling “sick” because the direction of the show was becoming toxic for the contestants and their mental health.

“By the end, I couldn’t compromise my professional and personal standards because there were participants on the show who I felt shouldn’t have been there,” she revealed to Woman’s Day New Zealand.

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Trisha (middle) sat on the expert panel alongside Mel (left) and John (right) before leaving the show. (Credit: Instagram)

She continued: “If someone gets through the critical selection process, when we say we don’t want them on the show because they’re quite fragile, they’re not going to do well after the show.”

We can’t say fans of the show were left too surprised by those allegations, as each season seems to cross the line just a little more every year.

The show in the UK has already begun casting for the upcoming series, and the news comes after E4 announced that Married At First Sight Australia season seven will air in the UK this summer.

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