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'Arranged marriage' show for BBC
Aneela Rahman
Potential partners will be take part in an introduction party
A new BBC Two show will attempt to matchmake couples by using the principles of Asian arranged marriages.

The series, Arrange Me A Marriage, will be hosted by Aneela Rahman who will assist friends and family find potential suitors for the participants.

Rahman claims her 15-year marriage is proof that arranged marriages do work and "compatibility" is crucial.

The five-part series, which starts on 22 November, will feature men and women from a variety of backgrounds.

Rahman thinks traditional British methods of finding a partner - such as hoping to find one while out drinking - are "random and likely to fail".

Potential partners will be matched according to class, education, family background, life goals and earnings.

Once partners have been selected, an "introduction party" is arranged to see how the pair get on.



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