Married At First Sight Australia (MAFSA) has become the new TV phenomenon that none of us is able to get through a day without talking about.
And with series 8 of the reality show now under way in Australia, fans are engrossed in the drama now more than ever.
But unfortunately for anyone who doesn’t reside down under, the newest series is not available on TV everywhere. So we've found a way for anyone to watch Married at First Sight Australia season 8 and also tune into the previous season 7 – which still hasn’t actually aired yet in some places around the world.
So if you’re in a lockdown area and are missing the days of mulling over what to wear to a wedding and picking out the best wedding gifts for your loved ones, then you might want to binge on this nuptials-based show to keep you sated until weddings resume post lockdown.
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How to watch Married At First Sight Australia season 8 for free in Australia
Married At First Sight Australia is made by Nine Network, so if you're in Australia, you can keep up with the newest season 8 episodes on channel 9. However, if you miss them or just want a repeat of all the drama, then you can stream the most recent episodes of Married At First Sight Australia for free on 9Now.
How to watch Married At First Sight Australia season 8 in the UK
Channel 4 is the home of Married At First Sight Australia in the UK. Seasons 1–5 of the show are available to stream for free online via Channel 4’s on demand service All 4 right now, with season 6 currently available too after having just wrapped up.
However, as season 6 has only just finished in the UK, it's likely that we'll have to wait a good long while before season 7 and of course season 8 arrive on British shores. So if you're not one for patience (and when it comes to MAFSA, who is) then you can watch season 7 and the ongoing season 8 through Australia's 9Now streaming service if you sign up to a VPN. Scroll down to find out more.
How to watch Married At First Sight Australia season 7 and 8 online anywhere in the world
If you're based outside Australia and you want to watch season 7 of Married At First Sight Australia, then you will need to use a VPN service to get around the geo-restrictions.
It's a really easy-to-use piece of software that lets you change the IP address of your phone or laptop so it makes it look like you’re in Australia.
Our sister site, TechRadar, has tested all of the major VPN services and they rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. They say, ‘It's compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a one-stop shop, you can't go wrong with Express.’
If you've never installed a VPN before, don’t worry. It's super simple to do in three quick steps:
- Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions (it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and you can get 49% off and three months free, too).
- Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in Australia.
- With your VPN installed and server location set to Australia, you can now go to 9Now and watch MAFSA to your heart's content.
Married At First Sight Australia cast
If there’s one thing that makes each series of Married at First Sight Australia special it’s an entertaining cast.
And the most recent season’s couples look like they're going to give us some great stories to follow.
The Married at First Sight season 8 cast includes:
Melissa and Bryce
Rebecca and Jake
Samantha and Cameron
Booka and Brett
Coco and Sam
Joanne and James
Alana and Jason
Belinda and Patrick
Beth and Russell
Married At First Sight Australia couples: Where are they now?
The MAFSA experiment doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, more couples end up getting out of having to splash out on wedding anniversary gifts and splitting up in the end, rather than making their relationship work once the cameras stop rolling.
However, some marriages have stood the test of time, so the MAFSA experiment truly did help them find their happy ending.
Lizzie and Seb – season 7
After failing to find love on season 6 of the show, Elizabeth Sobinoff finally found her Prince Charming in Seb Guilhaus on season 7.
The couple are still together, still posting super cute PDA photos on social media and moved in together earlier this year.
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Cameron and Jules – season 6
Probably the most successful partnership to come out of Married At First Sight Australia, not only are Cameron and Jules officially married (they tied the knot again after leaving the show) but the couple have also welcomed a baby boy, Ollie, this year.
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Michael and Martha – season 6
Another success story from season 6, Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli are still together after getting married at first sight in a lavish wedding in Melbourne for the reality TV show.
Now living in Sydney together, the young couple recently celebrated their two-year anniversary together.
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Erin and Bryce – season 2
The longest-standing couple from Married At First Sight Australia, Erin Bateman and Bryce Mohr were series favourites when they appeared on the show back in 2016 and the couple are still going strong today.
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Although they have been very private about their relationship since leaving the show, it's known that the couple moved in together in Melbourne in 2019.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a Rioja- and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she stalked the royals via breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a good slathering of SPF and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines. Being a product specialist on a brand for bold women (and living the single life) means that Aleesha also knows a thing or two about the must-buy sex toys, so she relishes in unleashing her inner Carrie Bradshaw on our sex & relationships pages.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group.
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