The premiere of Married At First Sight’s tenth season is just hours way.
And if you thought previous seasons were dramatic, this year’s participants are set to take things to a whole new level.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the first episode.
Just hours to go: Here’s everything you need to know about the Married At First Sight season ten premiere – including the breakout stars and bitter feuds
Who are this year’s breakout stars?
Melinda Willis, Bronte Schofield and Janelle Han are three names fans won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
The controversial trio, who are all fond of cosmetic procedures and aren’t afraid of confrontation, are set to bring plenty of drama.
As for the grooms, hunky builder Harrison Boon, marketing guru Dan Hunjas, voice over artist Ollie Skelton and CEO Layton Mills and are the standouts of the season.
Famous friends and exes
To the surprise of no one, many of the new fame hungry cast members are connected to famous reality stars.
Most notably, Melinda was in a relationship with former Bachelorette hunk Darvid Garayeli.
The pair are understood to have dated for several months before going their separate ways.
Melinda is also close friends with MAFS alumni KC Osborne, Jason Engler, and follows both on Instagram.
Melinda was in a relationship with former Bachelorette hunk Darvid Garayeli (left)
Meanwhile, Jesse Burford previously dated MAFS bride Sharon Marsh in mid 2019, who was married to Nick Furphy on the show back in 2014. Both pictured
Meanwhile, Jesse Burford previously dated MAFS bride Sharon Marsh in mid-2019, who was married to Nick Furphy on the show back in 2014.
According to a friend, Jesse and Sharon ‘really liked each other and things were heading in a really good direction, but were at different points in life’.
Explosive fights and feuds
Daily Mail Australia can reveal there are plenty of explosive fights and rivalries this year.
Fashion and beauty CEO Melinda is a force not to be reckoned with and clashes with several of her co-stars throughout the season.
Melinda is at the centre of several dinner party showdowns with several co-stars, including rival Harrison Boon.
Season 10 will begin with the biggest scandal ever to rock a wedding, followed by raunchy honeymoons, interstate and overseas
Melinda also has a falling out with grooms Dan Hunjas and Adam Seed.
‘Melinda will go down in history as one of the most outspoken brides who has ever appeared on the series,’ an on-set source revealed.
The reason for her feuds is unknown, but battle lines have been firmly drawn with about half the cast siding with Melinda and the other loyal to Harrison.
Daily Mail Australia understands their beef remains ongoing.
Alessandra Rampolla will encourage a sense of adventure in the couples with a very different Intimacy Week this year. Pictured: Melissa Shepps
There are also whispers this year’s cast will cause an unprecedented level of chaos, with some cast members even asked to leave the experiment.
The new season of MAFS will see the experts bring up a range of topics including racism, gaslighting, and narcissistic behaviour.
According to onset sources, one groom has already been labelled WORSE than last season’s villain Bryce Ruthven while another bride and groom accuse each other of ‘gaslighting each other’ and playing mind games.
Experts left gobsmacked
The new season will feature more highly addictive drama when the experiment is rocked by scandal in an explosive MAFS first.
Daily Mail Australia understands a cheating scandal will take place before another couple is asked to leave the experiment.
The new season will feature more highly addictive drama when the experiment is rocked by scandal in an explosive MAFS first. Daily Mail Australia understands a cheating scandal will take place before another couple is asked to leave the experiment. Pictured L-R: Alessandra Rampolla, Mel Schilling and John Aiken
Controversial partner swapping challenge
While previous years have been controversial, the 2023 season features a ‘twisted’ challenge from the experts – encouraging the cast to swap partners.
As previously reported by Daily Mail Australia, an insider let slip: ‘They’ve really upped the ante this year. They made different couples swap partners for three days and it was hell for all involved.’
While previous years have featured cheating scandals, the 2023 season will see the couples actively encouraged to swap partners. (Pictured: Perth-based groom Ollie Skelton)
‘I don’t know if it was because there were too many couples in the end and they just wanted to test who was genuine or not, or they just wanted to shake things up.
‘Some participants refused to do it. They didn’t see the point of it and were like, “No way this would happen on the outside world.”‘
The insider claimed the partner-swapping task was given the green light by relationship experts John Aiken, Alessandra and Mel Schilling.
‘They’ve really upped the ante this year. They made different couples swap partners for three days and it was hell for all involved,’ the insider added. (Pictured: groom Cam Woods)
Participants had to live with another partner at Skye Suites, the Sydney apartment building where MAFS is filmed, for three days to test their chemistry ‘while doing their best to avoid temptation,’ added the source.
Another source has since claimed that the controversial task was introduced as a way for partners to get honest feedback about their relationships.
The series will also be rocked by a C-bomb scandal, after a groom labels his bride Tayla Winter ‘a nightmare’.
The series will also be rocked by a C-bomb scandal, after a groom labels his bride Tayla Winter (pictured) ‘a nightmare’
A production source has let slip that Tayla will confront her groom, previously identified as Hugo Armstrong, after a butt-dial revealed what he really thought of her.
‘Tayla heard him calling her a c**t … she felt humiliated,’ said the source.
Tayla and her groom’s relationship will be at the centre of the drama throughout the series.
The Hobart-based beauty has been described as a ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ and will surprise both her groom and co-stars at an upcoming dinner party.
Married At First Sight 2023 will premiere Monday, January 30
The Hobart-based beauty has been described as a ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ and will surprise both her groom and co-stars at an upcoming dinner party