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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  • Not a fan.


  • I cannot stand this sort of rubbish.


  • I have to admit I watched a couple of episodes to see the series was about it.
    I then wondered how many people who were going to traumatised when marriages fell apart.
    Not just the couple but others too – relatives and friends.


  • I love the show but couldn’t stand the live chats afterward. It really was too much


  • This show was always a waste of time, so scripted, I guess just like the main show anyway.


  • I do understand the whole ‘mental health’ aspect of cancelling it.. but watching MAFS already gets all the viewers emotionally involved. At least the live after show helped us realise we weren’t alone in thinking something. I really wish I never watched the last season of MAFS though, its all about the drama now!


  • Never watched an episode but im glad its been cancelled. Honestly the whole show has just become completely ridiculous and I feel like half the people on there arent really looking for love, they just want their 15 minutes of fame.


  • That’s a community service IMO????


  • So another stupid, boring show is cancelled.


  • Never saw episode of it…no big deal that is cancelled


  • Although it was morally terrible I really enjoyed it!


  • Another ludicrous show – pleased it has been axed! Too volatile and controversial and heading for disaster!


  • Haven’t really seen any :| ..i’ll see what the reviews are before i see it.


  • The small amount of fame these reality contestants gain is hardly worth the drama.

    • The amount of media attention would surely be difficult to handle?


  • Talking Married is probably better than the show itself…reality TV has gone crazy.


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