Too Hot To Handle only dropped on Netflix on Friday yet bookies are already tipping it to become bigger than Love Island.

For those who haven’t managed to binge it yet (seriously, what are you waiting for?), the eight-episode show sees a group of strangers thrown together to live in a luxurious villa located in Mexico where they complete a series of workshops designed to help romance blossom.

But there is a catch.

Unlike its rival ITV2 programme, contestants aren’t allowed to hook up on Too Hot to Handle and if they engage in any sort of sexual activity, they have some of their $100,000 (£80,000) pot of prize money deducted. 

Paddy Power has tipped the show to amass more views than ITV’s last edition of Love Island, making it odds-on at 1/2.

In fact, it’s rated 4/1 that ITV chooses to broadcast the show in the United Kingdom, and just 2/1 that an all-British version of the show goes on to be released, with current contestants from several different countries.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: ‘From a documentary on tigers in captivity, to a dating show with randy singletons in captivity, Netflix has provided two of the biggest streaming hits of the year so far.

‘And, with a huge reaction on social media, we predict series two will be on the way as soon as possible – and that producers may even opt to release a winter edition a la Love Island.’

An average of 2.4m viewers tuned in live to watch this year’s Love Island finale, which saw Paige Turley and Finn Tapp crowned winners of the first-ever winter series.

As it stands, Too Hot To Handle is the top show on Netflix in the UK, with Tiger King in second place.

Too Hot To Handle is available to stream on Netflix, while Love Island is expected to return to ITV2 later this year.

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