MAFS Australia: Expert Alessandra Rampolla tests positive for Covid

New season of Married at First Sight has been thrown into Covid chaos as expert Alessandra Rampolla tests positive ahead of filming the reunion










The production of next year’s season of Gift at First Sight has been thrown into chaos after sexologist Alessandra Rampolla tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

Alessandra, 47, announced her findings on Instagram Wednesday night, telling her followers she would spend the next two weeks isolating herself.

The Puerto Rican love guru is believed to have contracted the virus while on holiday with friends in Cairns, Queensland.

Positive: The production of next year's season of Married at First Sight has been thrown into chaos after sexologist Alessandra Rampolla (pictured) tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday

Positive: The production of next year’s season of Married at First Sight has been thrown into chaos after sexologist Alessandra Rampolla (pictured) tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday

While Rampolla is scheduled to be out of Covid quarantine just in time to film the upcoming MAFS reunion, producers have implemented strict protocols and warned the cast and crew to take precautions.

The bride and groom have been told not to leave their home unless absolutely necessary before the reunion is filmed.

They have also been given clear instructions not to visit any restaurants, bars and cinemas.

Virus: Alessandra, 47, announced her findings on Instagram Wednesday night, telling her followers she would spend the next two weeks isolating herself

Virus: Alessandra, 47, announced her findings on Instagram Wednesday night, telling her followers she would spend the next two weeks isolating herself

Getaway: The Puerto Rican love guru is believed to have contracted the virus while on vacation with friends in Cairns, Queensland

Getaway: The Puerto Rican love guru is believed to have contracted the virus while on vacation with friends in Cairns, Queensland

As viewers prepare to meet this year’s couple, producers have struggled against time to record the infamous reunion episodes.

Production company Endemol Shine Australia has yet to film the final episode of the season, which is usually filmed in mid-January.

Last year, producers were forced to postpone filming until mid-February after several key cast members refused to return to Sydney if they were to be quarantined for two weeks.

Coming soon: While viewers get ready to meet this year's couple, producers have struggled against time to record the infamous reunion episodes

Coming soon: While viewers get ready to meet this year’s couple, producers have struggled against time to record the infamous reunion episodes

Sneak Peek: Last week, Channel Nine offered viewers a first look at season nine starring in a New Year's Eve-themed trailer

Sneak Peek: Last week, Channel Nine offered viewers a first look at season 9 starring in a New Year’s Eve-themed trailer

Throughout production, the cast and crew all had to undergo mandatory Covid tests.

The new season of MAFS Australia will see Mrs Rampolla return along with veteran relations experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling.

Married at First Sight returns Monday, January 31st on Channel Nine and 9Now

They're back!  The new season of MAFS Australia will see Mrs Rampolla (right) return with veteran relations experts John Aiken (center) and Mel Schilling (left)

They’re back! The new season of MAFS Australia will see Mrs Rampolla (right) return with veteran relations experts John Aiken (center) and Mel Schilling (left)

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