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MAFS Australia: Rarely seen production crew celebrate end of season nine

MAFS Australia: Rarely seen production crew celebrate end of season nine 2

Meet the REAL stars of Married At First Sight: Production team pose for a rare behind-the-scenes photo after pulling an all-nighter filming the cast reunion

The talented production team behind Married At First Sight posed for a rare behind-the-scenes photo after filming the epic two-part finale.

The ninth season of Australia’s No. 1 reality series came to an end on Monday night, with back-to-back episodes delivering plenty of drama from the reunion dinner party and final debrief with the relationship experts. 

A group photo, which was taken after a long night of shooting in January and posted by a producer on Instagram on Monday night, shows the hard-working staff behind Nine’s ratings juggernaut celebrating a job well done.

Meet the MAFS puppet masters: The talented production team behind Married At First Sight posed for a rare behind-the-scenes photo after filming the epic two-part finale in January

Meet the MAFS puppet masters: The talented production team behind Married At First Sight posed for a rare behind-the-scenes photo after filming the epic two-part finale in January

The Endemol Shine producers – Alex Spurway, Mollie Harwood, Stephen Geyer, Stephen Bath, Madeleine Miller, Georgia Adler, Chelsea Heilemann and Loren Featherstone – posed on the famous MAFS dinner table.

Several team members will no doubt be returning for the show’s upcoming season, which has already been confirmed by Nine.

Applications for season 10 of MAFS are now open, with filming scheduled to take place from July to November 2022.

Casting information can be found here. 

Done and dusted: The ninth season of Australia's No. 1 reality series came to an end on Monday night, with back-to-back episodes delivering plenty of drama from the reunion dinner party and final debrief with the relationship experts. (Pictured: Jack Millar and Domenica Calarco)

Done and dusted: The ninth season of Australia’s No. 1 reality series came to an end on Monday night, with back-to-back episodes delivering plenty of drama from the reunion dinner party and final debrief with the relationship experts. (Pictured: Jack Millar and Domenica Calarco)

Married At First Sight has been a ratings smash for Nine this season, regularly drawing one million metro viewers per episode.

It routinely doubled the audience of Channel 10’s Australian Survivor and had about triple the viewership of Seven’s struggling SAS Australia.

With BVOD catch-up numbers and regional figures taken into consideration, MAFS often drew more than two million viewers per night.

Mastermind: The executive producer of Married At First Sight is Tara McWilliams (pictured), who is credited with transforming the show into the unstoppable ratings force it is today

Mastermind: The executive producer of Married At First Sight is Tara McWilliams (pictured), who is credited with transforming the show into the unstoppable ratings force it is today 

The executive producer of Married At First Sight is Tara McWilliams, who is credited with transforming the show into the unstoppable ratings force it is today.

MAFS Australia is also extremely popular in America and the UK, where it airs on the Lifetime network and E4 respectively.

Married At First Sight will return to Channel Nine next year 

Unbeatable: Married At First Sight has been a ratings smash for Nine this season, regularly drawing one million metro viewers per episode. (Pictured: Ella Ding)

Unbeatable: Married At First Sight has been a ratings smash for Nine this season, regularly drawing one million metro viewers per episode. (Pictured: Ella Ding)

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