Channel 4’s “Tempting Fortune” Returns for a Supersized Second Series

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Channel 4 has announced the return of its hit reality show “Tempting Fortune,” with a supersized second series featuring eight episodes. Building on the success of the first series, which became one of the most-watched shows for 16-34 audiences on Channel 4’s streaming service, the new season promises an even more bigger and wilder adventure.

Hosted by Paddy McGuinness, “Tempting Fortune” takes a group of contestants to a tropical jungle location, challenging them to survive with only basic rations and survival gear. However, the real test lies in resisting various temptations that could transform their challenging journey into a luxurious tropical vacation.

The contestants will face a substantial cash prize, but there’s a catch. To take home their full share, they must collectively resist the temptation to spend any of the money on individual luxuries along the way. As the journey progresses, bonds will form, and the contestants will have to decide whether to indulge in temptations or refrain for the greater good.

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McGuinness, who is excited to return for the second series ““Last series was full of backstabbing, betrayal and sheer determination… but this time there are added twists!” Steve Handley, Head of Reality & Entertainment at Channel 4, added: “It’s the smart and mischievous love-child of an Adventure series and a Reality show, that tests free will and human nature

Genna Gibson, Commissioner Editor of Reality & Entertainment at Channel 4, commented “Building upon the success of the first series, our new tropical jungle location will provide an even more challenging backdrop for our intrepid but somewhat unlikely explorers to dodge or succumb to what their hearts most desire.”

The first series, which aired in March 2023, followed 12 contestants on a grueling 18-day trek across South Africa. With a shared £300,000 prize pot, the contestants faced decisions such as spending £1,000 on a single shower or enduring basic wilderness conditions. As the series progressed, tensions rose, and the group split into factions, with some indulging in luxuries while others remained steadfast.

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The final episode of the first series left viewers demanding more shock twists, as many were disappointed by the lack of a significant climax. Taking this feedback into account, the show’s producers are promising an even more engaging and unpredictable second series.

With applications now open for adventurous souls seeking a life-changing experience, “Tempting Fortune” is set to deliver another round of thrilling challenges, unexpected twists, and revealing insights into human nature.

“Tempting Fortune” is produced by Voltage TV and GroupM Motion Entertainment. The executive producers are Sanjay Singhal and Jon Crisp from Voltage TV, along with Melanie Darlaston from GroupM Motion Entertainment. Georgina Hinds serves as the showrunner. The series is distributed worldwide by Cineflix Rights.

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