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http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/may/08/channel-4-wed-strangers-reality-tv-data

Channel 4 is to set up weddings between three pairs of complete strangers in a reality TV experiment to discover if big data can find true love.

Married at First Sight is described as a "groundbreaking social experiment", attempting to match three couples from an initial pool of more than 200 applicants using scientific and sociological criteria.

Six people will be chosen for a legally binding marriage with a complete stranger, with the television cameras following every step of the first six weeks of their relationship. They will then decide if they want to stay together, or divorce.

So anyone up for this experiment.... Your partner to be picked by "experts". When this is broadcast it will be condemned by the church.

I wonder if divorce costs will be picked up by C4?

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Can't get a divorce for 2 years I thought.

It's a one year limit for a divorce. I suspect it would technically be an annulment and the only case in which it would be viable in this example would be if it wasn't consummated.

Unless of course they give the contestants an STD which is another reason you can get an annulment.

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Wasn't this done about 10 or so years ago - the couple won some big prizes, married and then divorced 18 or so months later?

BRMB's infamous Two Strangers and a Wedding.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/wedding-strangers-to-split-up-22342

Craig and Becky Cooper won BRMB'S Two Strangers and a Wedding competition and got hitched minutes after meeting at Birmingham's Hotel du Vin.

But after a loveless honeymoon and a wrangle over prizes the couple decided to call it a day.

Craig and Becky's wedding caused controversy with critics claiming it debased the institution of marriage.

However, the wedding day was a success with the couple vowing to try and make the relationship work. All appeared well with Craig gushing: "She's an incredibly sexy woman."

But the couple drifted apart with Becky suspecting 30-year-old former soldier Craig had only married her for the prizes, which included a city centre flat rent free for a year.

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It's a one year limit for a divorce. I suspect it would technically be an annulment and the only case in which it would be viable in this example would be if it wasn't consummated.

Unless of course they give the contestants an STD which is another reason you can get an annulment.

Does the judge have any leeway to say no?

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What has marriage got to do with anything.......why is 'marriage' so important.....sound relationships, the length, honesty, and genuineness sure......but a piece of legal document, hell no.......no guarantees in that, nobody owns nobody or belongs to anybody.... ;)

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Does the judge have any leeway to say no?

I think (and could be talking out of my **** here) an annulment is a black and white issue so no.

In the case of divorce then yes the judge can say no. However it seems that courts these days know there is no point fighting it and if it's got to the point of applying for a divorce and nobody contests it then it's going to get granted regardless of the reasons.

It's only really when somebody contests a divorce that a judge gets involved in actually granting a divorce or not and even then it's really only the unreasonable behaviour that's open to debate, the other is adultery but proving that other than with a baby knocking about is almost impossible. Even then you just come back with another set of unreasonable behaviour if the first lot get rejected.

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http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/may/08/channel-4-wed-strangers-reality-tv-data

So anyone up for this experiment.... Your partner to be picked by "experts". When this is broadcast it will be condemned by the church.

I wonder if divorce costs will be picked up by C4?

Sounds like an "arranged marriage"! The experts are your parents! :blink:

I believe it's best for the individual to make their own choices! Rather than a TV show with the pretence of "science"!

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BRMB's infamous Two Strangers and a Wedding.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/wedding-strangers-to-split-up-22342

Craig and Becky Cooper won BRMB'S Two Strangers and a Wedding competition and got hitched minutes after meeting at Birmingham's Hotel du Vin.

But after a loveless honeymoon and a wrangle over prizes the couple decided to call it a day.

Craig and Becky's wedding caused controversy with critics claiming it debased the institution of marriage.

However, the wedding day was a success with the couple vowing to try and make the relationship work. All appeared well with Craig gushing: "She's an incredibly sexy woman."

But the couple drifted apart with Becky suspecting 30-year-old former soldier Craig had only married her for the prizes, which included a city centre flat rent free for a year.

There's another one.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/262403.stm

A British couple who met for the first time on their wedding day have gone ahead with the marriage ceremony.

They completed their vows at Birmingham's Hyatt Hotel in a strange "blind-date" style wedding despite strong protest from church leaders that their plans were "a dangerous and immoral experiment".

Carla Germaine, a 23-year-old former model, and sales manager Greg Cordell, 28, won a competition, Two Strangers and a Wedding, organised by Birmingham's BRMB radio station.

From the guardian article

Inspired by a Danish TV format the series, unveiled at Channel 4's annual report on Thursday, has echoes of the radio format Two Strangers and a Wedding, which ran on Birmingham station BRMB, presided over by Jeremy Kyle.

The first couple featured on the station married live on air in 1999 but split soon after, with Kyle later marrying the bride.

So in a sense it worked for Jeremy Kyle....

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