Heartbreak Island Australia is finally here, and host Clint Randell says it’s only a matter of time before the contestants learn there’s nowhere to hide on the “addictive” new dating show.
Touted as the most raunchy show to hit screens, Heartbreak Island — which is based on a New Zealand format of the same name — follows 16 “Heartbreakers” from Australia, NZ, the UK and the US.
However, we’re about to see them put a whole lot more than their hearts on the line as they fight for love and $100,000 in cold hard cash!
Chatting to So Dramatic!, all-new host Clint says the world is “about to find out” just how saucy Heartbreak Island truly is.
“You’re pretty much signing up to your entire life being put on display,” the Kiwi media personality admitted. “We covered the entire resort and there were cameras up palm trees and hidden in the bar.”
Earning its rightful descriptor as “salacious”, Heartbreak Island proves that even the most private moments of the contestants’ lives aren’t really private at all.
Filmed at a five-star Fijian resort, Clint said he was in awe of the “amount of cameras in every single room where the couples would stay”.
“Even [cameras] shooting in the bathrooms of accommodations and even the outdoor showers,” he dished. “There’s one place you could go, there was a toilet, to get any sort of privacy.”
There’s No Being “Crafty” on Heartbreak Island
According to Clint, the Heartbreakers very quickly became immune to the constant presence of cameras.
What’s more, is that they also became very duplicitous in how they conducted themselves around them — at least, so they thought!
“There were ones who were kind of crafty… They realised that if they went and stood near the waterfall it was loud enough that producers wouldn’t be able to know what conversation they were having in secret,” he said
However, with some tricks of the trade (see also: “professional lip readers”), the crew was privy to what was going down.
“I think sometimes they think they’re being more clever than they really were,” Clint added.
Clint Randell Says the Heartbreakers Can Only Hide Behind a Fake Persona for So Long
While the Heartbreakers may try to hide behind a waterfall or the comfort of the loo, there’s only so long they can keep up a charade when all eyes are on them.
“You always have to be honest to the camera, because viewers are going to see everything,” Clint confessed.
“You can’t pretend to be the nice guy to the audience, or to me, when everything you’ve been doing is contrary to that,” he continued, noting that American Heartbreaker Chris Burgoon is one to keep an eye out for.
“I think some people might be thinking right now that they’re going to come out [of Heartbreak Island] squeaky clean,” he said.
“But they might be in for a bit of a shock when they catch the first [episode].”
Heartbreak Island Australia is streaming now, exclusively on 7Plus.
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