Married At First Sight’s sixth season kicked off last night but reportedly without one of the big names who was supposed to appear as one of the contestants looking for love.

Kyle and Jackie O teased this morning that an Australian celebrity was expected to appear as one of the brides this year but it all fell through when they couldn’t find her an appropriate match.

So who is this well known Aussie? Kyle and Jackie O can exclusively reveal that the name is Mercedes Corby, the sister to convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby.

And to prove it, we spoke with Mercedes live on air about the rumours this morning.

“One person who was going to be on Married at First Sight and is well known in this country, it all fell through because apparently they said to her that they couldn’t find her a match,” revealed Jackie.


“Shall we speak to the celebrity who was going to be on married at first sight? Let me introduce to you, Mercedes Corby.”

“Yeah a suitable match…In my age group,” Mercedes explained. ” I might’ve been a bit picky. 

“I like somebody nice, tall, olive, handsome,” she continued. 

Mercedes went on to explain that she had originally opted for the age group of 40-50 year olds, before opening it up further to 38-52 year olds. But sadly, they still couldn’t find the perfect match for her!

But it’s not all bad news for Mercedes. She went on to reveal that after being rejected from the casting of the show, she’s since found a partner who meets her criteria.

“Yeah I am dating someone now,” she continued. 


Mercedes also revealed some information about the casting process behind the scenes of Married At First Sight, saying that while it sometimes appears to all be for the drama, she can tell that the producers are definitely trying to find people the love of their life. 

“I went to Sydney and I met the producers and they were really nice but they do try to match you with somebody suitable,” Mercedes continued. “They do try to do the right thing. It’s not something set up…They do take it seriously.”

Hear our full conversation with Mercedes corby the video above for more!

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