Married At First Sight viewers root for Grimsby’s Brad Skelly and partner Shona after ‘instant connection’

A Grimsby local has won the hearts of viewers after he tied the knot on Monday’s episode of Married At First Sight (MAFS).

Brad Skelly, a 27-year-old model, is no stranger to dating shows with a previous stint on Celebs Go Dating and Dress To Impress. However, this time, he decided to go all the way by marrying a stranger.

Brad, who describes himself as ‘spiritual’ person, was matched with 31-year-old Shona Manderson, who shares his hobbies and interests. Shona, who works as a performing arts teacher, seemed overjoyed to be marrying the Grimsby model in the ceremony which aired last night.

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Viewers of MAFS took to social media on Monday evening to give their thoughts on the match and many believed the experts did a fantastic job. Although Shona’s nan wasn’t impressed by Brad’s choice of socks, the two families were ecstatic when the pair appeared to have an ‘instant connection’.

Brad’s vows thoroughly impressed Shona, who remarked he did a great job. It was clear the couple bonded over their love of spirituality, dogs and children, as Brad spoke of his son who is his ‘best friend’.

He even showed Shona a checklist, written by his son, who hoped that Brad’s new wife would be kind, with brown hair, and likes dogs and music. She was confident she checked all of his boxes and was impressed at the small drawing of her.

Brad and Shona's chemistry was instant, as they shared an intimate kiss during their wedding ceremony
Brad and Shona’s chemistry was instant, as they shared an intimate kiss during their wedding ceremony

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one impressed viewer wrote: “Brad and Shona are such a good match, finally they got it right.” Another wrote: “I’m already far too invested in Shona and Brad, they better not let us down.”

However, others fear that the instant chemistry could soon burn out as time goes on. One woman added: “Brad and Shona feels too good to be true. I want to root for them but also don’t want to get my heart broken.”

Someone else added: “I’ll be interested to see if Shona and Brad’s love lasts beyond the first few (dates), looks to me like it’s their hormones bringing them together more than the universe.”

The preview for Tuesday’s honeymoon episode hints that Brad and Shona share an intimate moment, further enforcing that their chemistry is indeed off the charts. However, some have worried that Shona proclaiming her ‘love’ for Brad has come a bit too soon.

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