You other love it or you HATE it! But while it looks like we’re stuck with Married At First Sight (MAFS) for at least another season, Channel Nine has confirmed that the MAFS ‘live’ talkback show, Talking Married, has been canned.

The network made the call to cancel the live show for next year due to mental health concerns, as reported in TV Blackbox.

While there was certainly more than enough ‘juicy’ footage for the follow-up show, there were mental health concerns about airing all the drama.


Talking Married was hosted by Jayne Azzopardi, Shelly Horton and Ben Fordham and interviewed contestants live immediately following the MAFS episode.

Shelly Horton made a comment on Twitter earlier in the week.

“I’m sad to see Talking Married axed but so glad I got to co-host two seasons.,” she shared in a tweet.

Fans loved the Talking Married series as the MAFS is filmed many months before we see the show on TV and the spin-off show gives viewers an insight into contestants’ reactions at the present. The concept was certainly popular but also very volatile and triggered many controversial moments.

MAFS Talking Married is cancelled


Probably the most well-known scene shocker was Dan and Jess’ cringy-worthy fight and apparent breakup live on the show, that was then followed by the news that Jess had cheated on Dan.

The next season (8) of MAFS is already in production but fans will just have to live without their Talking Married fix. No doubt, viewers will flock to contestants’ Instagram feeds to get reactions and updates.

MAFS season eight is already in production, but with Talking Married gone, the only live tidbits we’ll be getting will be from contestants’ Instagram feeds.

Are you a MAFS/Talking Married fan or not? Was it a good move to cancel Talking Married? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Was most likely the talk back show wasn’t getting the same ratings as MAFS it was on to late and during the week too


  • I’m pleased. I cannot stand this show.


  • This is a move in the right direction there needs to be more consideration of the mental health of participants in these shows.


  • Good riddance to an awful show.


  • i wonder what they think is so appealing


  • Never watched it


  • Oh MAFS, just so over it. Watched on season then just thought it was the biggest load of rubbish. Just people wanting to make it big on Instagram, TV etc.


  • Another show I can’t believe has been renewed! What are people thinking watching this crap?? Live show cancelled, next step, cancel the tv show


  • I don’t watch this show. In actual fact, I didn’t watch the original or any versions on free to air TV. I didn’t even know this existed, so no loss for me.


  • I don’t watch this show.


  • This show was great the 1st year now urs wanna be’s and plastic fantastics….only a few pple on this years show that were genuine….a live show is just a stupid idea so glad it’s cancelled


  • I can’t believe this MAF show is still even allowed to be aired. It’s disgraceful, a scam, horrible to watch and really not worthy of being on our tv – if you want to find true love don’t expect to find it on reality tv!


  • this does not interest me in the least.


  • I’ve never watched the show and couldn’t care less if it is cancelled or not.


  • I could not care about this show being cancelled.


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