This Is Why There Are No Same-Sex Couples On Married At First Sight This Year

It’s a big question.


5 February 2019

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It’s been just over a year since same-sex marriage was officially legalised in Australia, and many members of the LGBT community looked forward to seeing more representation on TV.

Many people were curious to see if Married At First Sight would be introducing new same-sex couples into the mix. After information of the participants was released, there is no indication of this happening. 

We asked a Channel Nine spokesperson why we haven’t seen it this year, and it is simply due to the number of applicants that applied.

“In light of the adoption of the same-sex marriage law last year we did go into casting for Series 6 with the hope of finding a gay couple. There weren’t a huge number of gay applicants but we interviewed quite a few individuals from around Australia.” 

“Unfortunately, we didn’t feel there was a good enough match and we didn’t want to include a gay couple just for the sake of appearances.”

Well there you have it. Hopefully next year we’ll see some matches!

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