It’s almost that time! With the premiere of Netflix’s latest dating series looming right around the corner, the Too Hot to Handle cast members are starting to give away some major hints about the show. If you’re planning on tuning in, you’ll want to read this insider scoop so you know exactly what to expect.
If you’re not familiar with Netflix’s newest venture into the world of love, Too Hot to Handle will follow a group of men and women as they head to a tropical island getaway for the summer of their lives. Love Island and Bachelor in Paradise fans are probably starting to raise some eyebrows.
What sets this new show apart from others of its kind is that instead of aiming to hook up with their co-stars, these contestants will be doing everything in their power to avoid having any kind of physical relationship. At the beginning of the show, $100,000 is up for grabs, but with each sexual slip-up, the prize money begins to decrease.
The contestants on the show come from all over the world, including Canada. 26-year-old Francesca Farago hails from British Columbia, and she revealed to ET that she “had no idea” what she was getting into when she applied for the show.
“It could have been a show like ‘Survivor’, it could have been a show like ‘The Bachelorette’, it could have been like ‘Love Is Blind’; I was just open to the idea of going on it. I knew I had to be single, that is the requirement, and like sunshine, so I was like, ‘OK, perfect! I am golden.'”
“Overall, the experience was so amazing and it was probably, like, the wildest month of my entire life.”
While on the show, contestants are constantly monitored by a digital host named Lana, who is all-seeing and all-knowing. In his interview with ET, 26-year-old Sharron Townsend spoke about what it was like to have eyes on you at all times.
“Lana has eyes. So, Lana can see into the shower. Lana can see everything,” the New Jersey native explained. “Lana actually sees and knows all.”
When asked who he thought which Too Hot to Handle cast member would receive the most love from audiences, Townsend gushed about Harry, a 23-year-old Australian.
“For the most part, I think everyone is going to be lovable, but I know people are going to love Harry. [He] had quite a sense of humour, totally a great kid and the ‘naughty little possum.'”
Townsend also revealed that Chloe Veitch, a 22-year-old from Essex, became “like a little sister” to him.
In her interview with ET, Veitch revealed that she felt a sense of relief when she heard about the “no hookup” rule.
“When I heard that we were not allowed to kiss, a part of me was glad because I don’t want my nan or my mom to see me do rumpy bumpy on the TV. It was very exciting, but it was a bit of a bummer at the same time.”
She also shared that she let her emotions run free during filming and that viewers can expect to see her shed a few tears.
Too Hot to Handle premieres on Netflix this Friday. You can check out the trailer for the steamy new series below.