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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Married at First Sight South Africa on Lifetime adds Sam Cohen as presenter; selects 5 specialist relationship contributors to guide married couples.


Radio talker Sam Cohen has been added as the presenter of the first season of the reality series Married at First Sight South Africa that will start on Lifetime (DStv 131) early next year, with 5 specialist contributors that's been added to guide the couples before, during and after the cameras have stopped rolling.

Almost 300 South Africans signed up for the reality show, willing to be paired and then to get married as viewers follow their on-screen experiment to see if it leads to wedded bliss or disaster. The producers are currently selecting the participants.

Married at First Sight SA is A+E Networks UK's second local commissioned show for South Africa, following Four Weddings SA also on Lifetime.

Morning radio host Sam Cohen will present, with 5 relationship experts working with the participants on the show.

Sam Cohen's previous TV presenting work was on e.tv's parental guidance programme Great Expectations and she recently released her book, From Whiskey To Water.

Rebecca Fuller-Campbell of Oxyg3n Media producing the show, says "We are now in the process of selecting the men and women and preparing them for the day they will meet each other for the first time at the altar."

In order to match the couples as scientifically as possible, in the hopes that they will find true love, the producers have selected a number of specialist experts who will work with, and closely monitor, the individuals.

These in-show experts for Married at First Sight South Africa will include Gary Kayle (financial coach), Dr. Shingai Mutambirwa (sex therapist), Neo Tshireletso Pule (counselling psychologist), Paula Quinsee (relationship expert) and Anna Trapido (antropological advisor).

"I'm very excited to be a part of Married at First Sight South Africa and I'm looking forward to watching our couples find true love both during and after filming ends. I am, and will always be, a hopeless romantic," says Sam Cohen.