Too Hot To Handle’s Chloe Veitch was approached to go on Love Island (Picture: Netflix; ITV)
Too Hot To Handle star Chloe Veitch has revealed she was actually approached to go on Love Island, but chose to turn the show down.
Dating show Too Hot To Handle has quickly become top of everyone’s binge-watch list during lockdown, with the Netflix series following a group of sex-obsessed singles who find themselves unknowingly on a retreat that bans all forms of intimacy.
Chloe made her reality TV debut on the show, but it turns out she could have shot to fame on Love Island, as producers wanted her for the ITV dating series too.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Chloe revealed that she was actually approached by Love Island bosses, while being cast for Too Hot To Handle.
‘I actually got a phone call requesting to get a meeting to go on Love Island in London, but I turned it down because I thought… I know what I’m walking in to with Love Island,’ she revealed.
Chloe said she was drawn more to Too Hot To Handle because it was a ‘new show’, something completely different and she thought it could be ‘more suitable and beneficial’ for her.
Fans saw Chloe on the first series of Too Hot To Handle instead, where she was forced to abstain on a retreat banning all intimacy (Picture: Netflix)
Would she have said the same thing if she had known what she was actually stepping into? Maybe not, but she doesn’t have regrets.
‘I picked the right card,’ Chloe said. ‘Everything happens for a reason.’
She said her experience has been ‘life-changing’, adding: ‘I feel I respect myself more and I love myself more. I’m not going to let any boy treat me like rubbish.’
Oh Chloe, Lana would be proud.
The dating series is getting a follow-up episode on Netflix following its success (Picture: Netflix)
Too Hot To Handle sees its stars put through a strict no-intimacy-allowed retreat, where if they’re caught kissing, getting hot and heavy and having sex, they’ll be charged by money being taken away from the show’s prize fund.
And it seems the first series has been pretty successful with viewers, as Netflix announced plans to drop a follow-up episode, reuniting the cast.
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Plans for Love Island’s return this summer, however, are still up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was reported that Love Island bosses were eyeing up a UK version of the show in lockdown, but ITV has since ruled out such reports and insisted an official decision on the summer series will be made ‘quite soon’.
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