Ex-soldier Franky, 47, warns he can ‘smell’ bad people as he marries Marilyse, 37

MARRIED At First Sight’s Franky reckons he can sniff out when someone is a bit dodgy.

The never before married Franky, 47, is this year’s oldest contestant who works as a strength and conditioning coach in Dubai.


Married At First Sight’s Franky can smell if someone is not a good personCredit: E4

In a sneak peek of tonight’s episode, Franky explained how he left school at 16 and immediately joined the Armed Forces, where he served for 15 years.

Along with being a ‘straight to the point’ kind of guy, Franky also claims to have a special talent when it comes to figuring out if someone is a good person.

“My Tinder tagline, ‘fit, funny, positive’,” he explains, before adding, “what you see on the ‘Tin’ is what you get.”

“I’m a very direct person, life is short, let’s get to the point and to the matter quickly.”

He admits that approach has got him into trouble in the past, but he’s a very traditional person.

“I’m cut out of old cloth,” he says.

“From the military, I know when someone is not a nice person or when someone is a helpful person. I smell it in individuals.”

Franky has been living in the United Arab Emirates for the past fifteen years after leaving a life in the armed forces behind – and is hoping his wife will be willing to relocate.

Franky’s been paired up with 37-year-old mum-of-two Marilyse, who also works in the fitness industry.

Franky says he’s hoping to move past his shallow ways on Married At First Sight UK and find a woman who he’s truly compatible with.

Franky said: “I used to look for the hottest girl in the room and I’ll hold my hand up to that.”

History has shown me that isn’t a wife. The hotter girl comes with more drama and now at 47 years old (though I feel 21 every day), I want to get someone who ticks the ‘wifey’ boxes.”

He added, “I want a classy person, not the drama. As long as she is petite and classy, I don’t care what she looks like.”

Franky also said that he’s looking for somebody who is also interested in pursuing an active and healthy lifestyle – which might mean PT Marilyse is truly his perfect match.

He works in the fitness industry in Dubai


He works in the fitness industry in DubaiCredit: E4
The ex-soldier has been matched up with Marilyse


The ex-soldier has been matched up with MarilyseCredit: Instagram
She's a personal trainer, so they should be a match made in heaven


She’s a personal trainer, so they should be a match made in heavenCredit: Instagram
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