A handful of budding brides and grooms has been selected for the final of a controversial campaign to marry two strangers live on radio.
More than 250 people flocked to auditions run by Birmingham-based BRMB, the station behind the competition, Two Strangers and a Wedding.
Radio officials said they were trying to find people who were compatible and each entrant had to fill in a questionnaire and go through in-depth interviews with judges who included a tarot card reader and an astrologist. The final couple will decided by listeners.
Elliott Webb, BRMB breakfast show presenter, said: "We've gone to great lengths to make sure that we've got not
only some fantastic finalists, but compatible ones as well.
"Birmingham's listeners will be making the final decision, and everyone who's got this far is fully committed to the idea of marrying a stranger live on the radio."
The winning couple will marry in a lavish ceremony on February 6 and win a honeymoon and the use of a luxury home and car for a year.
Two Strangers and a Wed-ding 2, dubbed by the station as "the ultimate blind date", has been criticised by church leaders who have said it is was "immoral" and amounted to "gutter radio".
The original version of the contest ran in 1999 and saw Greg Cordell and Carla Germaine tie the knot. They split up just three months later.