6 sexy reasons to watch Temptation Island on 1Magic


The daring dating reality show is back with more drama, twists and beautiful bodies.

In this social experiment, four couples who find themselves at a crossroads in their relationship put their love to the test by giving single life a try. On the Hawaiian island of Maui, they “take a break” from each other while living in separate houses with sexy singles to discover if there is another person with whom they are more compatible. Would they find better love with one of the island’s “tempters”?

Here are six reasons to watch Temptation Island:

1. Mark L. Walberg is the presenter

Well known for presenting American reality shows, Mark L. Walberg is the host of the revived Temptation Island, a reboot of the 2001 series. “The show is a fantasy experience that will answer the couples’ ultimate question: Should we really be together, or is there someone better out there for me?” he says.

2. Cute couples …

Javen and Shari, Karl and Nicole, John and Kady, and Evan and Kaci are the four couples who will be tempted by a bevy of beauties who are themselves looking for love.

3. … with relationship problems

Javen and Shari: They’ve been dating since they were both 16. Now 25, they don’t know if they should be getting married or not. And there have been trust issues since Shari caught Javen cheating on her in college.

Karl and Nicole: They’ve been in a relationship for three years, but Nicole was dating another guy when she started to date Karl, so they also have trust issues.

John and Kady: They met on a dating app and have been in a relationship for three years. The problem is that Kady constantly questions John’s masculinity.

Evan and Kaci: They have been dating for a decade. Kaci wants to get married because her family feels she’s “living in sin”, but something is holding Evan back.

3. Beautiful people

The four women and four men are surprised by beautiful bodies, uhm, people in the first episode. Mark reveals 24 single “hot bods”, 12 women and 12 men, who are there to maybe find love and in the process break up a couple.

4. Eye-openers

“It turned me into a monster!” laments a contestant at one stage. With beautiful people all intent on seduction comes a massive dose of can’t-look-away drama. People who are in a relationship may think they wouldn’t stray, but the reality in this reality show is quite different, and your jaw is likely to drop when the night cams show what happens under cover of darkness. And then couples have to confide in each other about what they’ve done … with other people, which makes for dramatic viewing!

5. Exquisite homes

Besides eyeing the people, you’ll want to check out the houses! The producers rented some of the most expensive real estate on Maui for filming, including a huge beachfront villa for the men and a mountain mansion for the women. The crew had to construct a bamboo fence at the back of the beachfront property to shield it from curious onlookers.

6. Surprising ending

You will absolutely not be able to guess how this Temptation Island reboot is going to end. Let’s just say you will want to watch all 11 episodes to see the outcome. The show has already been renewed for another season, which will start filming later this year.

Watch Temptation Island on Thursday 10 October on 1Magic (103) at 20:30
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