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Here’s everything you need to know about the Married at First Sight Australia experts

Mel is back and better than ever!


Married at First Sight Australia has finally made its way to UK TV screens and viewers have met an all new cast from down under. Along with the new brides and grooms, there are two new experts alongside Mel Schilling who have been set the task of pairing up the couples in the hopes of a blossoming romance. But who exactly are the new panel of experts? Here’s everything you need to know about the Married at First Sight Australia experts.

Mel Schilling

Married at First Sight Australia experts

via Instagram @mel_schilling1

Married at First Sight fans will be familiar with Mel Schilling as she is also one of the experts on the UK show. Mel is a former psychologist and was practicing for 20 years before becoming a relationship expert.

Mel was single for most of her 30s before meeting her now husband Gareth and they have a daughter together. When Mel isn’t filming either Married at First Sight series in the UK or Australia, she lives in Bali with her family.

John Aiken

Married at First Sight Australia experts

via Instagram @johnaikenlive

John Aiken is a former professional cricketer turned relationship expert. John played cricket for Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand, but he eventually turned to offering relationship help to people and he even ran a private practice.

John has released three books over the years, all about relationship help obviously. In 2005 he released his first book, U-Turn: Putting You Back into Your Relationship, and then another in 2010 called Accidentally Single.

John has been married for 13 years to his wife Kelly, and they have two children together. Married at First Sight Australia isn’t John’s first TV gig as he starred in the documentaries Making Couples Happy and Making Families Happy.

Alessandra Rampolla

via Instagram @alessarampolla

Alessandra Rampolla is a certified clinical sexologist with 20 years of experience in helping couples maintain sexual chemistry. Alessandra has a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy as well as other qualifications in sexology.

Alessandra wasn’t always on Married at First Sight Australia as she replaced Dr Trisha Stratford two seasons ago. Before Married at First Sight Australia, Alessandra appeared as a regular guest on Dr Phil and even hosted her own radio show.

Alessandra was married for four years from 2007 to 2011 to John Hernandez. The split due to Alessandra wanting to stay in Argentina at the time but John wanted to return to Puerto Rico. She told Nine they still love each other but “life just took us on different paths.”

Married at First Sight Australia airs tonight at 9pm on E4 and All 4. For all the latest Married at First Sight Australia news and gossip and for the best memes and quizzes, like The Holy Church of Love Island on Facebook.

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