Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle is basically the new Love Island and we’re into it

But the rules are far more strict...

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by Louella Berryman |

We don't know about you, but we're starting to run out of things to watch. Who knows how long we'll be in lockdown, and the thought of running out of trashy telly is quite frankly terrifying.

Thankfully, Netflix has answered our prayers and come up trumps with a brand new dating show that's basically the new Love Island.

Hot singletons? Check. Island paradise? Check. Snogging, arguments and a cash prize? Check.

Too Hot To Handle is the ultimate tonic to social distancing woes. A group of hot, single people head off to a tropical island paradise where they think they'll be taking part in a brand new dating show.

But there's a twist. None of the contestants are allowed to kiss, hook up or have sex (yes, that includes, ahem, 'self love').

Every time a contestant engages in sexual activity, money is removed from the $100,000 prize pot.

Will the contestants be able to keep their hands off each other and form meaningful, emotional connections without sex? Watch all eight episodes on Netflix, released Friday 17th April.

Gloriously bingeable and filling the Love Island/Love Is Blind void in our lives, what more could you want?

Check out the cast of Netflix's new steamy show, Too Hot To Handle


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David is a fitness and nutrition coach from London with a swanky-looking life coaching business. Claim to fame? His ex-girlfriend is now engaged to Hugh Hefner's son.

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Sharron is a personal trainer and model from the US who was also crowned Mr Pennsylvania in 2018, ooft.

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Harry is no stranger to reality TV, he appeared on New Zealand show Heartbreak Island in 2018. He's a 'cheeky chappy' from Australia and seems like a bit of a laugh, tbh.

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Haley is a business student and sorority member at the University of North Florida. According to her Netflix bio, she is 'open to building romantic connections with both the boys and the girls.'

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Kori is a model and personal trainer (another reality TV bingo point) from the UK. From his IG feed we can see he seems to enjoy posing topless. We're not complaining.

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According to his Wikipedia page (yep, this one's legit famous), Bryce is an award-winning actor, writer, director and producer. He's based in LA and also has a debut album on the way, phew we're exhausted just reading about him.

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Chloe is from Essex (another one for the reality TV show bingo) and was once asked to be in a girl band based in South Korea. Random, but we like it.

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Kelechi 'Kelz' is a senior recruitment consultant and American football player currently living in London. He's described in his Netflix bio as 'an alpha-male who is used to getting what he wants.' Sounds like drama to us.

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Francesca is a model and travel influencer from Vancouver who's previously dated DJ Diplo. She's vegan, has her own clothing line and seems generally like a bit of a 'cool girl'.

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Nicole is an Irish marketing consultant based in London, who has previously worked on yachts in Chicago hosting the likes of Kanye West and Jay Z after graduating - that's quite the summer job.

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Madison is a model based in LA, who shares envy-inducing bikini shots from all over the world on her IG feed. We're obsessed with her hippie/glam vibe.

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Matthew is an actor and model from Colorado who's now based in LA. From his IMBD page we can see he made his acting debut in The Young and the Restless and has also made appearances in several feature films.

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Lydia is a social media and TV presenter from Portsmouth who presents cage fighting shows. From the trailer it definitely seems like she gets some snogging action - but who's the lucky guy?

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Rhonda is a jewellery line-owner and ring girl from Atlanta. Netflix says 'Rhonda can have any boy she wants and won't let anyone get in her way.' We can't wait to see what she gets up to.

Now watch: Did the right couple win?? The Love Island reunion you’ve been waiting for! ☕️👀

What is Too Hot To Handle all about?

It's a dating show with one big twist - the contestants aren't allowed to kiss or have sex. Will this allow the contestants to form deeper emotional connections without sex? We can't wait to find out.

Is there a trailer for Too Hot To Handle?

Yep, there sure is. It gives some juicy sneak peaks of all the gossip-worthy moments from the series, and you can watch it here.

Can I apply for the next series of Too Hot To Handle?

The jury's still out on whether there will be another series of the new Netflix show, but watch this space.

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