The Cabins: A gay murder mystery actress searching for an Emma Watson lookalike, an international beauty queen and a bin man. Meet the twelve sexy singletons preparing to move in together on their first date for ITV2’s new reality show
While 2020 started with the first ever winter series of Love Island, 2021 will see a new dating show hit ITV2.
The Cabins will air weeknights from January 4, and while there’s no sun-drenched island for the singletons to matchmake on, the premise promises plenty of drama and sizzling singletons.
Nestled together in their intimate cabins, the 12 singletons will have quality time to really get to know their date as they move in together on day one.
Ready, set, date! While 2020 started with the first ever winter series of Love Island, 2021 will see a new dating show hit ITV2. The Cabins will air weeknights from January 4 (pictured (L-R) , singletons Sarah, 26, and Charlotte, 29)
Viewers will be able to follow all the antics and find out if the sparks fly or quickly fizzle out. Having made it through the first 24 hours they then have to decide if they would like to spend more time together – or call it a day and walk away.
The 12 singletons looking for love have been unveiled by ITV2 ahead of the debut episode on Sunday night. Unlike Love Island, The Cabins includes both gay and straight contestants.
Sarah, 26, is a waitress and murder mystery actress from Blackpool, looking for a ‘nerdy, book worm type’ like her celebrity crush Emma Watson.
‘I’ve dated men, but not a lot. Primarily I’m women, but if I fall for a guy, I’ll give them a chance. I do classify myself as lesbian,’ she explains, adding a warning that she has been known to have a wandering eye.
The location: Nestled together in their intimate cabins, the 12 singletons will have quality time to really get to know their date as they move in together on day one
Couple goals? Footballer Mamudo, 23 (left), and from Liverpool could find his ideal match in Chelsea fan Robyn (right), 26, who would love to find someone as passionate about football as her, but she’s cautious about falling for a non-Chelsea fan
‘I did get screamed at once on a date as I looked at the waitress and got caught…’ she reveals of her worst ever date.
Sarah looks set to be matched with Charlotte, a 29-year-old operations manager from Stafford who reveals she’s only been dating women for 18 months.
‘I feel like I’m still learning my type,’ she says, but her preference for ‘more alternative girls,’ with tattoos and piercings could make her the perfect match for inked Sarah.
‘My friends would probably say I’m picky. But I just feel like I meet people and they’re a certain way for like a month and then they just change completely and it’s not fun anymore. she adds of her ideal woman.’
Meet the singletons: Holly (left) works for cabin crew as well as being a make-up artist and influencer. Abraham is a student from London hoping to find love in the intimate setting
‘I was engaged to a guy, so I feel like I’ve been through so much c**p that I don’t want to take that again. So if I see a red flag, I’ll just call things off straight away. I’d rather wait and keep looking for the best person than settle with anybody who could be good for me. I want someone who could be amazing for me.’
Elsewhere footballer Mamudo, 23, and from Liverpool could find his ideal match in Chelsea fan Robyn, 26, who would love to find someone as passionate about football as her, but she’s cautious about falling for a non-Chelsea supporter.
‘I’ve dated a few Man U fans before and it just does not work out. You’d think it would be good to have that banter and rivalry. But if they’re really die hard fans and they get really passionate about it – and I’m passionate – then we just clash.’
Jess is an ex Disney World employee turned bingo hall worker from Newport, who has been single for two years while national business development manager Tom is a serial relationship guy, looking for the one
FIRST LOOK: ITV2’s The Cabins hits screens in January, with sexy singletons preparing to move into three cosy log cabins boasting private hot tubs and romantic fire pits
Gimme love: Customer service worker Olivia is sick of Tinder and has decided to put all her faith in The Cabins. While the other singletons are all quick to name their celebrity crushes, Will, 28, from London thinks he might have an advantage thanks to his star doppleganger Mark Wright
Sofia, 21, meanwhile is Miss Diamond UK as well as a tattoo apprentice, boasting: ‘I’m an international beauty queen. With my job being a tattoo apprentice, not many people know I do beauty pageants. They’re polar opposites but I join them together.
She competes in pageants alongside her mother who is the current Classic Diamond United Kingdom for the over 45s.
While the other singletons are all quick to name their celebrity crushes, Will, 28, from London thinks he might have an advantage thanks to his star doppleganger.
Looking for Mr and Miss Right: Sofia, 21, is Miss Diamond UK as well as a tattoo apprentice, boasting: ‘I’m an international beauty queen’ while Joel is a bin man from Swansea
‘I’ve been called Mark Wright before. He’s with probably the hottest girl in the world, Michelle Keegan, she’s beautiful isn’t she?’ he reveals.
Meanwhile Joel, 22, a bin man from Swansea is just looking to break free of his dating bubble, explaining: ‘Basically I’m struggling to find someone in Swansea. I always say to my mum, I want to find someone outside of Swansea.’
In a first look at the new reality dating show released earlier this week, the fledgling reality stars were introduced for the first time as viewers got a look inside the stylish accommodation.
And relax: The three sumptuous log cabins that play host to ITV2’s brand new dating show The Cabins are perfectly designed to put guests at ease
And so it begins: The fledgling reality stars can’t quite believe it as they enter the cabins
Open-plan living: The 24-hour dates will see singletons paired off and checked into cabins
Lush! The romantic cabins provide the perfect backdrop for the lovelorn singletons, as they spend 24-hours getting to know their dates
The three sumptuous log cabins that play host to ITV2’s brand new dating show are perfectly designed to put guests at ease.
The romantic cabins provide the perfect backdrop for the lovelorn singletons, as they spend 24-hours getting to know their dates.
Nestled in the UK, each cabin boasts a private hot tub, games room and outdoor seating, fully equipped kitchens will allow the love-seekers to rustle up date-worthy treats.
Rattan hanging egg swings are padded with faux fur throws while delicate outdoor festoon lights hang from the cabins.
Cosy: Inside the properties, there are numerous cosy corners, perfect for snuggling up as temperatures drop outside
Jazzing it up: Wooden walls are contrasted with colourful drapes and eye-catching patterns on accessories such as cushions and rugs
Cooking up a storm? The open plan kitchen-diner provides a perfect space to create a feast
Inside the properties, there are numerous cosy corners, perfect for snuggling up as temperatures drop outside.
Wooden walls are contrasted with colourful drapes and eye-catching patterns on accessories such as cushions and rugs.
In addition to luxe colouring, the interiors are filled with a variety of textures, while dramatic headboards allow for each bedroom to be easily identified.
The Cabins starts January 4th at 9pm on ITV2
Winter fun: One single lady strips down to her bikini while dancing about in the cabin
Stylish set-up: Rattan hanging egg swings are padded with faux fur throws while delicate outdoor festoon lights hang from the cabins
Keeping warm: To ensure romantic evenings aren’t cut short, each cabin has a firepit with decked seating for late-night chats
Romantic space or serious talk time? Each cabin comes with a camera and notepad so that guests can document their experiences
Romantic: One cabin even features an outdoor couples swing
Coming soon! The Cabins starts January 4th at 9pm on ITV2
The Cabins: Meet the singletons
Profession: Architecture student
From: East London
Celebrity crush: Love Island’s Joanna Chimonides. I made a TikTok video once that she re-posted on her Instagram.
Abraham says: ‘It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
What I’m specifically looking for is a partner or a best friend that could lead into that.’
Celebrity crush: ‘Maya Jama – she’s so funny and seems genuine and down to earth and obviously she’s not bad to look at as well.’
Mamudo says: ‘On the outside world you go for food, drinks… in here you talk for 24 hours and get as much info as you can.’
Profession: Ex Disney World employee turned bingo hall worker
Celebrity crush: ‘So many! I absolutely love Tom Holland. I love Niall from One Direction. Roman Kemp and Barney Walsh. I love Ben Shephard. I love Dermot O’Leary.’
Jess says: ‘I’ve been single for almost two years. I’ve had a brilliant time… but I just want someone to share my crazy lifestyle with.’
Profession: National business development manager
Celebrity crush: ‘Belle Hassan from Love Island.’
Tom says: ‘If I’m with someone I go above and beyond to make them happy. In my eyes everyone should be treated like a princess.’
Profession: Family run electrical company
Celebrity crush: ‘Margot Robbie. In Wolf of Wall Street she’s unbelievable.’
Will says: ‘I’m a big character. Girls who are quiet and timid and don’t like having a laugh and want to sit there and play with their nails, we wouldn’t get on.’
Profession: Bin man
Celebrity crush: ‘Lucie Donlan from Love Island. I was like, ‘Oh my god, she surfs!’ I just like girls who do any sports activities.’
Will says: ‘I’m struggling to find someone in Swansea. I always say to my mum, I want to find someone outside of Swansea.’
Profession: Cabin crew, make-up artist and influencer
Celebrity crush: ‘I’ve had the odd person talk to me on Instagram…It’s not the sort of person I want to be involved with, I want to be with someone who works on a building site that no one knows about.’
Holly says: ‘My love life is an absolute shambles basically’.
Profession: Sales executive
Celebrity crush: ‘Ruben Loftus-Cheek, He’s gorgeous. And it’s a free season ticket to Chelsea, isn’t it!’
Robyn says: ‘I’ve dated a few Man U fans before and it just does not work out. You’d think it would be good to have that banter and rivalry. But if they’re really die hard fans and they get really passionate about it – and I’m passionate – then we just clash.’
Profession: Waitress and murder mystery actress
Celebrity crush: Emma Watson or Megan Fox. Two very different people… But for example Emma Watson, I kind of likenerdy, book worm type – the opposite to me.’
Sarah says: ‘I’ve dated men, but not a lot. Primarily I’m women, but if I fall for a guy, I’ll give them a chance. I do classify myself as lesbian.’
Profession: Miss Diamond UK, tattoo apprentice, model
Celebrity crush: ”I adore Russell Brand, when he had the bird nest hair’
Tom says: ‘I’ve managed to set myself on fire, I walked out of the toilet with my dress stuck in my knickers – you name it and I’ve probably done it on a date.’
Profession: Customer service
Celebrity crush: ‘Callum Izzard from Ibiza Weekender, he’s gorgeous!”
Olivia says: ‘I want someone that’s really bubbly, lively, outgoing, but also someone that can be romantic. My past relationships haven’t been romantic.’
Profession: Bin man Operations manager for a coffee company
Celebrity crush: ‘Jennifer Lawrence. She’s so witty and quick.’
Charlotte says: ‘I’ve only been dating women for about 18 months. I feel like I’m still learning my type. I definitely like the more alternative girls. Tattoos, piercings… and more tomboy than really girly.’
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