Contestants include Mancunian Elle, who’s stuck with her boyfriend Andy for four years despite him cheating on her 30 times, Ring Girl Holly and her boyfriend Karl, who had three-month affair while the couple were going through a rough patch, and stripper Nikita, whose profession provokes jealousy in her partner Che.The news comes hot on the heels of the Love Island finale which took place earlier this week, drawing in record ratings for ITV.Featuring tanned and toned people draped in sunshine and skimpy bikinis on an island, it was dubbed a “Poundland Love Island” by some viewers when Channel 5 released an extended trailer for the show that puts relationships to the test.But after watching episode one, I have to say it's actually rather good – and definitely exceeds expectations. These eight couples have arrived at an idyllic location in Mexico with plenty of baggage.April Francis operates no fewer than three Chicago businesses.Rachel Harley is a widowed mother of two who runs a nonprofit organization to benefit those with brain cancer, the illness that claimed her husband.See full summary » One of the classic game shows created by Chuck Barris.As soon as everyone saw the photos for Make Or Break, the claws were out.
But most of them met the same swift TV demise, eventually.Admittedly, of course, said expectations are rather low (this is airing at 10pm on Channel 5, after all) but Make Or Break? It’s funny, ridiculous and has some truly shocking moments, like the revelation that one of the couples has broken up three times... There are huge trust issues – thanks to plenty of past cheating and lying – so there are immediate fireworks when just after arriving all of the couples are split up and forced to recouple (although here they're called 'pairing ceremonies'. ) before they have to share a beach hut – and a double bed – with their new partner. Just moments after being put on a break, there’s already a crisis as some of these boys and girls are painfully jealous, with one admitting that his girlfriend has never even seen him to another girl before.The reality that they'll have to share a bedroom is a cue for swearing, shouting and some almighty arguments between the couples. is following Celebrity Big Brother in the schedules and airing in the later slot of 10pm, as being tucked away it means that it's unlikely to gain much of a following.Remember those viral videos from a while back where strangers made out for the camera, and it was weirdly intimate and beautiful and restored your faith in real love?Well, that concept is officially being turned into a dating show for TLC, and the teasers look absolutely glorious.