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Married at First Sight SA: renewed! - and casting for new singles

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Casting Calls on 19 Apr 2017
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Married at First Sight SA isn't giving up on its matchmaking ambitions despite the fact that the first season's three couples ditched each other at the end of the season and ran so fast it made our heads spin.

None of the couples stayed married - and one of the couples avoided each other like oil on a duck's head while they were still married - but! this hasn't dampened Lifetime's spirits. The channel has commissioned a second season for an October 2017 premiere and applications have opened.

In case you aren't familiar with the format... the show follows singles who've been partnered up by the show's match-making experts. Unlike other dating shows, the couples don't go on dates - they get married immediately, the first time they meet.

They meet at the altar, go on honeymoon and move in together when they get back. Then, six weeks later they have to make the crucial decision: will they stay married or file for divorce?

The format will stay exactly the same for the new season and will be produced by Oxyg3n Media again.

Who is the show looking for?

According to the series' relationship expert Paula Quinsee: “Potential participants need to have an open mind to the process and be willing to follow it through from start to end. This involves; managing expectations, being open to learning from each other and being willing to work through the speed bumps along the way.”

If you're crazy brave enough to enter, these are the other criteria for entering:

Official criteria

- You need to be single and between the ages of 24 and 40.
- You must never have been married before and you mustn't have children.
- You must be available to film between June and September 2017.

You can enter online here: Married at First Sight entry form.

Application closing date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

Channels in this post: Lifetime Africa


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