IT is the hit dating show watched by 60million people worldwide.
And now the stars of Too Hot To Handle reveal what happened AFTER the cameras stopped rolling.
The Sun was the first paper to introduce you to the contestants on the Netflix series, which cut their joint 100,000 dollar prize any time there was sexual activity, including kissing.
Here we tell you what has gone on since the cast left the luxury Mexican resort where they filmed a year ago.
NICOLE may not have seen much action in the house but she has been secretly dating co-star Bryce Hirschberg.
The couple got together soon afterwards and London-based Nicole visited the American film director’s houseboat in Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old influencer, originally from Ireland, says: “I thought he was hilarious and a lovely guy.
“At first he wasn’t my type, looks-wise, but we got quite close and I fancied him more and more.
“Then, away from the cameras, we had one-on-one time and I went to see him in LA. I was actually supposed to be there this month.
“We’re dating but we haven’t put a proper label on it. We’re not putting ourselves under any pressure, but we talk every day on FaceTime.
“He’s such a lovely guy, I think he is husband material.
“My sister keeps asking me to bring him to Ireland, which obviously I can’t yet. I’m trying not to think about when I will see him.”
Nicole reckons she would not have grown so close to Bryce had it not been for the sex ban, which aimed to encourage contestants to form an emotional connection rather than focus on looks.
She says: “The show taught me to appreciate someone who is so lovely and kind. He really is all of those things.
“We’ve built this strong foundation, starting with the emotional and not jumping into bed straight away. But now we have a strong physical attraction as well, so it’s the complete package.
“I fancy him 100 per cent more than I would have without the things I learned on the show.”
Before getting together, Nicole cleared it with Chloe Veitch, who had briefly flirted with Bryce. Chloe gave her blessing, saying she had only liked him as a friend.
Nicole adds: “I wanted to check, and we didn’t tell anyone until recently because gossip can get in the way in the early days.”
Nicole, who got up at 8am with her housemates to binge-watch the entire series of Too Hot To Handle with a glass of prosecco, also reveals Sharron Townsend and Rhonda Paul are no longer together.
After a rocky start, the US co-stars had embarked on a relationship on the show.
“They were my favourite couple, so it’s a shame. I think Sharron may have gone back to his old ways.”
NICE guy David says he has given up meaningless sex since taking part in the show, turning down several opportunities to have one-night stands.
The personal trainer, from London, has been inundated with messages on social media after showing off his ripped body.
The 28-year-old says: “I thought I wanted light-hearted fun before doing the show but actually I wanted to be loved. I was just scared of it.
“The best sex is definitely when you have a connection with somebody.
“I’ve been on dates since the show and afterwards just gone home because I knew it wasn’t going anywhere. Before the show I might have gone back to theirs even if I didn’t really fancy them.
“Now I’m trying not to be selfish, to think about the woman’s feelings and not mislead anybody.
“There have been offers, but you can’t work out someone’s intentions unless you are face to face, so I can’t wait for this lockdown to be over and I can find the right person.
“I want to get married, have a house and a garden and a dog and start a family. Having a child and shaping someone’s future would be beautiful.”
David refuses to rule out a relationship with London-based actress and model Lydia Clyma, who he grew close to in the villa.
They have stayed in contact and David says: “I’ve got a real soft spot for her. We’ve been in touch a lot and she’s beautiful, so who knows?”
David refuses to rule out a relationship with Lydia Clyma, who he grew close to in the villa[/caption]
Meanwhile, David says watching the show back held a few surprises, particularly when he saw how sly Francesca Farago had been when the Canadian model engineered a revenge kiss with Haley Cureton, and when Harry Jowsey lied to everybody about kissing Francesca.
David says: “I was surprised to see Haley and Francesca kiss. Haley obviously wanted to cause a bit of pain. Maybe she felt isolated. And Harry was such a sneaky little possum.
“It was a bit disappointing to see how blatantly he lied to us.”
CHLOE has reached 1.3million followers on Instagram since her stint on Too Hot To Handle.
The model wants to use her new-found fame to help other girls who have been left heartbroken.
The 21-year-old from Essex reveals that after the series ended, she got into a toxic relationship with a gaslighting boyfriend.
Chloe says: “I was in a very abusive relationship but I walked out of that a stronger woman.
“I met this guy, hit it off straight away and moved in with him after four weeks.
“The first couple of months were amazing and then it went rapidly downhill. He was controlling and very abusive, manipulative, toxic and spiteful towards me.
“Having been at such a high from the show, that bombshell made me so low. It wasn’t all bad – it would have been easy for me to walk away if it was all bad. But I felt trapped.”
Since leaving her ex, Chloe has vowed not to jump into another relationship until she has really got to know the other person first.
She is launching a podcast with Nicole, her best friend from the show, to help other girls who have been in similar positions.
On Too Hot To Handle, Chloe was seen being dropped by Brit Kori Sampson for Francesca, which she described as “a kick in the balls”.
Chloe says: “I’ve had so many women reaching out, wanting to talk to me about their relationships.
“I think my experience on the show, being mugged off by Kori for Francesca, is so relatable. When I had a go at him, that’s the first time I have ever stuck up for myself.
“I’ve had girls messaging me to say they’ve split up with their crap boyfriends because of me. I’m all about female empowerment.
“I won’t fall for the wrong guy again. My next boyfriend will be my husband.”
Chloe says her next boyfriend will be her husband[/caption]
Chloe also reveals Francesca unfollowed her on Instagram after she admitted her most memorable moment of the series involved Aussie clothing-brand owner Harry, who later got into a relationship with the Canadian.
Chloe says: “I said that my favourite bit of the show was kissing Harry on the first night.
“She unfollowed me. She needs to get a sense of humour.”
FILM director Bryce reveals he did not make a move on Nicole during the experiment – because he didn’t want to disrespect her close friend Chloe, who he had flirted with at the start.
The 29-year-old, who lives on a boat with his brother in California, says: “I was always attracted to Nicole but I didn’t want to be muggy to Chloe.
“After the show, when we weren’t being watched constantly and we could have a drink and loosen up in the sunshine, I realised there was something about Nicole that was beyond her looks.
“We maintained a long-distance thing and she came to Los Angeles. I think more will come of it when we see each other in person.
“It’s a frustrating time for sure, not being able to see each other.
“But we managed a month without sex on the show and we can do it again. The big thing I’ve learned is to be OK with who I am, instead of creating a performance.
“Sex is definitely more special now. It’s not about the conquest, it’s about the experience.”
Bryce admits he cringed when he watched himself play the piano for his co-stars.
But he says the sarcastic comments his playing attracted from the show’s voiceover have not put him off performing.
He says: “I’ve had to apologise for my piano playing. I do play better than that usually.
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“I am writing some songs and I plan to record something, maybe with Nicole and her sisters because they are very musical.
“I will definitely go to see them in Ireland at some point.
“My family love Nicole and I’d love to meet hers.”
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