MAFS expert Mel Schilling 'feeling a little flat' as she undergoes third round of chemotherapy

Married at First Sight Australia's Mel Schilling says she is "feeling a little flat" as she continues to undergo chemotherapy for colon cancer.

Schilling was speaking to the UK's Magic Radio when she made the stark admission.

"I'm feeling a little flat actually, to be totally honest with you," she said.

"I'm going through chemo, I'm on my third cycle now and I'm just starting to feel a bit sick.

"It sort of feels like being hungover, like I've been drinking all night."

Schilling also revealed she had been constantly working during the treatment and that she was looking to change her lifestyle.

"I'm just now trying to find the way to juggle everything, because I'm not stopping working. This thing is not beating me, I'm here to fight, I just need to make some adaptations," she said.

"I love my work, it's just kind of doing my passion so for me it's very tempting to just say yes to everything. So, surrounding myself with the right team, making sure I've got people there to support me and actually encourage me to say no, if it's something that's not really going to be valuable and meaningful for me."

Schilling works on both the Australian and UK version of the popular reality TV show.

In December 2023, she shared her diagnosis in an emotional Instagram post, saying she had heard the "three little words that everyone dreads but no one ever expects to hear".

She said that in November 2023 she started experiencing severe stomach cramps but put it down to all the travel she had been doing.

"I saw my GP in Sydney and he put it down to constipation, gave me some laxatives and sent me on my way. Fortunately, I knew something still wasn't right so I booked in for a scan when I returned to the UK. On Thursday I was told I had colon cancer and in an instant my whole life changed."

She had the cancerous tumour removed in surgery before Christmas.