By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:42 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 01:43 GMT, 2 February 2020
Channel Nine's seventh season of Married At First Sight premieres on Monday.
And on Sunday's Weekend Today, bride Cathy Evans appeared in her first TV interview ahead of the show's anticipated return.
The 26-year-old, who will wed a stranger in the first episode, claimed the reaction from friends and family was a 'mixed bag'.
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'My mum thought it was a joke': MAFS bride Cathy Evans has claimed her family and friends were 'concerned' about her decision to find love on the controversial TV show
Speaking to hosts Richard 'Dickie' Wilkins and Rebecca Maddern, Cathy said while some of her nearest and dearest were excited, others were nervous of her reality TV journey ahead.
'I had people who were real excited for me. People who