Channel Nine insist the new Married At First Sight cast members are 'the most genuine yet'

Looking for love: Channel Nine insisted the new Married At First Sight cast members are 'the most genuine yet'. Pictured Hayley Vernon

Channel Nine insist the new Married At First Sight cast members are ‘the most genuine yet’ – and say the new season is about ‘finding love not fame’

Producers started casting for the new season of Married At First Sight in February.

And during Nine’s Upfronts on Wednesday, the network insisted the cast members for season eight of the dating show are ‘the most genuine yet’.

Channel Nine also claimed the new season will be about ‘finding love not fame’ as all the contestants are determined to find their potential match.

Looking for love: Channel Nine insisted the new Married At First Sight cast members are 'the most genuine yet'. Pictured Hayley Vernon

Looking for love: Channel Nine insisted the new Married At First Sight cast members are ‘the most genuine yet’. Pictured Hayley Vernon 

The new season will also star Alessandra Rampolla, a certified clinical sexologist with over 20 years’ experience, who will join the show as an expert.

‘I am thrilled to be joining John and Mel in Australia’s biggest social experiment,’ she said.

Alessandra added: ‘With my particular expertise, I hope to contribute to the complex mix of components that ensure marriages not only work but thrive in the long haul.’

Genuine: Channel Nine also claimed  the new season will be about 'finding love not fame' as the contestants are determined to find their match. Pictured Elizabeth Sobinoff

Genuine: Channel Nine also claimed  the new season will be about ‘finding love not fame’ as the contestants are determined to find their match. Pictured Elizabeth Sobinoff

Meanwhile, producers were criticised for casting wannabe celebrities over everyday Australians for last year’s season of MAFS.

After leaving the show, Mishel Karen was snapped up by a PR agency and effortlessly transitioned into a new job as a social media influencer. 

Michael Goonan also confirmed rumours he went on the show for fame during an interview on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show.

Fame: Producers were criticised for casting wannabe celebrities over everyday Australians for last year's season of the show. Pictured Mikey Pembroke

Fame: Producers were criticised for casting wannabe celebrities over everyday Australians for last year’s season of the show. Pictured Mikey Pembroke

‘It’s for three months. I put the clown suit on for Australia. I dressed up and I juggled, do you know what I mean?’ he said.

Operations manager Mikey Pembroke had also been on television in the past, making his acting debut on ABC miniseries Friday on My Mind.

Meanwhile, Amanda Micallef now has a StarNow profile where she advertises herself as an ‘actor, extra, model and TV/radio presenter’ looking for work.

Hire me! Amanda Micallef has a StarNow profile (pictured) where she advertises herself as an 'actor, extra, model and TV/radio presenter' looking for work

Hire me! Amanda Micallef has a StarNow profile (pictured) where she advertises herself as an ‘actor, extra, model and TV/radio presenter’ looking for work 

TV debut: Michael Goonan (pictured) also confirmed rumours he went on the show for fame during an interview on KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O show

TV debut: Michael Goonan (pictured) also confirmed rumours he went on the show for fame during an interview on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show

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