Model couples compete in relationship and modelling tasks. The couples take a trip to an old castle where they must pose as fairytale characters for photographer Mark Harrison.
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'Sex sells and celebrity couples are big business.
'Global brands who just have to name their price.'
Look at Posh and Becks, Brad and Angelina,
they're real people with real relationships. They're not bad to look at, either.
'For the first time, the search is on to find a real couple
'who can make it as top models.'
A real couple who are gorgeous and in love will make a killing.
'But for every Posh and Becks, there's a Katie and Peter.
'So just looking the part won't be enough.'
There's no point investing in a couple who don't have a strong relationship
cos they'll break up and leave us high and dry.
'Over six weeks, eight hot couples will live together in this state of the art Manchester mansion.'
This is how the other half live.
'As well as facing a series of modelling challenges.'
-I can't see your face.
-God, they're see-through!
-'Their relationships will be put under the microscope.'
If the house was on fire, what would your partner rescue?
'They might have modelled before, but never as a couple.
-'And that means there'll be slip-ups...'
-Have we done both of them?
-I'll stare at you and tell you to shut up.
'..and embarrassing challenges ahead...'
-I'm putting a sock down there.
-Some might need a bit more than others.
'..as they battle it out to impress the judges
'and avoid being eliminated from the competition.'
I'm not looking for two separate models, I'm looking for a couple.
It's about making sure the couple's relationship will stand the test of time.
-'The prize for the winning pair is a contract with a top modelling agency.'
-We've got it in the bag.
'They all think they're drop dead gorgeous.'
I think I'm genetically blessed.
BOTH: We are 100 percent awesome.
I was voted the top ten best-looking South Asian male.
'But how will their relationships cope under pressure?'
-This show is 50 percent about relationships.
-And 50 percent about models.
'This is Hot Like Us.'
When you whisper, somebody will be listening.
# Guess I got caught up in the moment
# Never meant for it to go this far
'Last week, things got ugly
'as the wannabe models made a vampire-themed music video with star rapper Lethal Bizzle.'
# Never meant for it to go this far
'Chanel won the star role of vampire lap dancer.'
You're definitely ticking the hot box right now.
'And Jay beat off the boys to play Chanel's unsuspecting victim.'
'But the sexy shoot was all too much for Tyrone and Salina.'
This is worse than the underwear shoot.
This is more intimate. It's kind of like sex clothing.
'And amid accusations of game-playing in the house...'
Just say, "I don't like you". Just be honest. Everyone's just playing a game.
'..the couple dramatically quit the competition.'
We don't need this competition to get us a modelling contract.
So, Tyrone and Salina have done you lot a massive favour this week.
Because they quit, there's no elimination.
'Now only five couples remain.
'Christian ballrooms dancers Alison and Vaughan.'
-We have a relationship motto, which is...
-You wish you had this.
'Wrestler Leroy and girlfriend Chloe.'
You only live once, so make the best of what you've got while you've got it.
'Ultra-competitive Helen and Stuart.'
There's no two ways about it, we've come here to win.
-'Fiery Damien and Chanel.'
-I'd definitely say our relationship is edgy.
'As well as Page Three girl Becky and her boyfriend Jay.'
-We're two peas in a pod.
-People say it all the time.
-What do you think?
'This week, the aspiring models
'enter a world of high fashion and fairytales during a classy editorial photo shoot.'
I don't think you've got one usable picture there. I really don't.
'In an industry where size is everything,
-'can the pairs prove that they are the complete package?'
-Why are your trousers undone?
'And in the relationship challenge, it's time for some tough talking.'
I like all of you, but I wouldn't trust none of you in my life.
'And Jody's got hair-raising plans for Helen.'
-I'd like you to have really short hair, like here.
-Jody, man, you cannot do this!
-I suppose that's a bit more funky.
-That is funky.
'It's breakfast time in the house, so wrestler Leroy reaches for his box of delights.'
Every morning, we start with a nice protein shake.
Because you don't get big muscles without one of those.
Swallow it down, baby.
'With everyone fed and watered,
'the would-be models await the arrival of their mentor, Jonathan Phang.'
'Jonathan knows the modelling industry inside out
'and he's able to offer the group the benefit of his vast experience.'
You can't fake the real thing,
so if we can pull this off and find a real couple
that are gorgeous and in love, they're going to make a killing.
-So how are we all feeling today?
For this week's challenge, we're going to take you into the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales
and you're going to take part in a photo shoot where you have to communicate raw emotion
-surrounded by the natural beauty of the Dales.
Modelling is all about communication through your body language and through your eyes
and the best models in the world are true chameleons.
So one day, you might be a bride, the next day, you might be selling a computer.
This is what models do. It's a different scenario every day
-and you have to fit into the environment believably.
-Where is Yorkshire, anyway?
-Yorkshire's about an hour away further north.
-But it's really beautiful. You know Heathcliff and Cathy, Wuthering Heights.
-So see you there!
-ALL: Thank you.
-I'm so excited.
I'm proper buzzing. Get some hiking...
'The couples are soon on their way to deepest, darkest Yorkshire.'
-We're little adventurers.
-Yeah, we love it.
-We like to trek around.
We've been to Stonehenge, see all the country. Love it.
'But some of the wannabe models don't feel quite so enthusiastic about the country life.'
I'm blatantly going to stand in poo and I've got flip-flops on.
My mum used to tell me to stand in cow shit, it'll make you grow taller. THEY LAUGH
I'm quite excited about this.
-There's not enough buildings. It's weird.
-There's no shops.
There's not enough anything apart from sheep and grass and walls.
We're in the middle of nowhere with no reception. Anything could happen.
Helen's a little bit out of place, but Becky takes it to a whole other level. Whole other level.
-It was meant to be hot and summery.
-She's got bloody flip-flops on!
-In the country.
-I don't want a sheep to chase me.
-Ohh! It's a moth. Wahh!
-What is it?
-I don't know, it was in my ear.
-The countryside! I want to go home.
-See? Look at this.
-I want to go home.
I can't believe I'm so in the middle of nowhere. Who would've thought it?
Where the hell are we?
I'm on my way to Bolton Castle where we're going to be doing an editorial shoot.
They're going to really need to work hard to pull this one off.
'This will be the couples' most stylised shoot yet
'as they attempt to create high fashion photographs
'that could feature in magazines such as GQ and Vogue.
'Success in this challenge will prove they can be versatile enough
'to thrive in the world of commercial modelling.'
-It's so pretty.
-Welcome to my house.
Your photo shoot is all about communication.
Today's shoot is inspired by fairytales
and you'll be expected to communicate the emotions of the well-loved stories.
Stuart and Helen, you're first with The Princess And The Pea.
So Helen, you're a bit of a diva, you're on 100 mattresses and you can still feel the little petit pois
at the bottom of it and you're in pain because of it, right?
And Stuart, you're going to feel joy because you've found your princess,
-she's a true princess cos she can feel the pea.
-She's a diva. "I'll have a bit of that."
-Vaughan and Alison, you're Cinderella and Prince Charming.
-You're at the ball and you're in a panic cos you've got to get home before midnight.
You are utterly confused. "I've fallen in love with this beautiful woman and she's legging it,
-"what have I done wrong?"
-Hm, that sounds familiar.
'Jay and Becky will re-enact Beauty And The Beast, whilst Damien and Chanel will recreate Rapunzel.'
Chloe and Leroy, Sleeping Beauty. It's quite difficult though, this one, cos you're full of despair
because she's been asleep for 100 years and you're full of sadness cos you're waiting for your prince.
Rachel and Nicky are your stylists today. They'll put you in your outfits.
-So get into character now and good luck on the shoot.
-ALL: Thank you!
-Our emotion is probably the most...
-..real and difficult to convey. I mean, happy, you smile.
But this is like a deep emotion, so we've really got to pull out the A game right now, I think,
and just do our best. On this one, we really have to just go for it, I think.
'Here to observe how professional the would-be models are and to pick the best photographs
'is top casting agent and judge Jody Furlong.'
I'm a casting director and I own a model agency.
'If there's one man who can identify new talent and ensure they'll have a successful career, it's Jody.'
For me, it's all about the looks. I couldn't care less about their relationship.
All I'm bothered about is whether they can cut it as models.
'And this week, Jody's insisting that the conditions of the shoot
'are as realistic as possible.'
I've asked for all the clothes to be brought in in a sample size because the reality is,
on a fashion shoot, that's what you get. The girls would be a size six to eight.
Some people will struggle. Stuart and Helen, physically, should be perfect.
So, Helen, a beautiful pea-green dress for you.
-OK? Stuart, nice little country casual look for you.
-I like that.
-These are sample sizes, so let's see if they fit.
On an editorial shoot like this, it's all about the storytelling, so are they going to be able to do it?
So for them, the challenge is how well they can channel emotion on the shoot.
And we haven't seen lots of emotion so far.
'The pair race to get ready for the shoot,
'but soon face an unexpected problem.'
Breathe, Helen, come on!
'Slimline Helen seems to have the perfect figure for the sample size dress,
'but even she struggles to fit first time.
-And you're in.
I had to really, really squeeze her in.
But I suppose that's the situation in the real world, that you might not fit in the dress.
# There is no-one like me
'If there's one couple with the looks and self-belief to win the competition, it's these two.'
With my genetics and Helen's genetics,
our kids are going to take over the world.
'But their unusual relationship has left others perplexed.'
-We don't like "I love you". We say, "You belong with me".
-And I belong with you.
'And last week, they both failed to secure prominent roles in Lethal Bizzle's music video.'
Helen, I've got you as one of the go-go girls.
Stuart, I've got you as drummer.
'If they can't make an impression today, it could be an unhappy ending for the dazzling duo.'
All my light's going.
Pain and joy. Pain and joy.
Forget being natural. We want you looking great.
'Award-winning portrait photographer Mark Harrison
'is shooting the five couples and turning their fairytales into reality.'
I don't want every frame the same, so you need to give me variations on it.
You can make use of those legs, Helen, as well.
Big eyes. Half of them are half-closed. Both of you.
Small changes in your heads and turns.
'But Stuart and Helen's attempt to convey pain and joy
'seems to have turned into despair and frustration.'
A bit coy, Stuart. Lose the expression like that. That's it.
Stuart, I need to see that pea, yeah? You're looking a little bit uncomfortable.
We're losing eyes. I can't see any eyes in any pictures.
Mark, have a look at what's there. I can't see their eyes at all.
-No, I can't.
-I can't see any expression.
You're not giving me much variation here, guys. I want to press the button and see small changes.
I'm looking at these frames here.
You're looking at the pea and you're looking out the window. I'm not seeing the connection there at all.
It's quite a hard prop to use. It's quite awkward.
It was harder for Stuart, he did a lot of the moving.
Your right shoulder is a little bit awkward. That's it. Now we can see the dress. That's better.
Think about your outfit. Good.
-It's getting a lot better.
-Three, two, one, up it goes.
-That's the best so far!
Hopefully, we've at least got one decent picture. Hopefully.
-Thank you so much for your time.
-'But is it too little, too late?'
At some points, it seemed like we were just repeating ourselves and I was having to move.
-Sorry for that.
-No, no, no, don't apologise, just learn.
-Thank you very much.
-Lovely working with you.
-See you later.
-See you in a bit.
He's give us feedback, so for him to not be so positive about it is like,
"Oh, God, we'll have to really up our game".
I think they're expecting everything to go perfect and it hasn't, has it?
We are halfway through a competition. They're meant to have had modelling experience.
For God sake, how hard is it?
'Another poor photo shoot for Stuart and Helen,
'who will now need to impress in the relationship challenge if they want to avoid the chop.'
So go into a position where you feel comfortable.
'Throughout Bolton Castle,
'the wannabe models are rehearsing for their big moment
'and for Damien and Chanel, it's almost time to make a fairytale entrance.'
I am playing Rapunzel and my emotion is joy.
I've got pride, which is...
It sounds a bit challenging, but I'm just getting round it and trying to think about what I can do.
I'm interested in finding out how they deal with having clothes that don't fit.
Ooh! It's freezing!
Damien should be cool, he's tall and slender-ish.
But Chanel, she's got really big hips and big boobs, as well,
which is great for some shoots, but this one I think will be a problem for her.
-It might be a bit tight across the chest.
-We better try the other option.
Great little figure on her, but she's got these boobs
that literally were going nowhere near the sample dress.
So in the end, we had to try and swap the outfit over,
put a different version on, and even that, to be honest, the silk lining is slightly torn inside.
Hold on, it's stuck on my chest.
It's hard to cover my boobs up and try and not have them out there.
So I think it's kind of good that I was wearing something like this.
But I think it fits, it works.
'If the couple struggle with sample sizes now,
'chances are they'll face the same problems in the future,
'a fact that could count against them in this week's casting decision.'
Variety fashion shoot. Keep an eye on where your light is,
that you're in the light, close together, act it out.
Here we go. Right. Not too far apart, cos this has got to be close together for this to work.
Rapunzel. Damien, you're wrapped up with hair, man!
Come on! You're wrapped up with hair! It's not every day! Joy! There we go.
Pull it tight round him. Wrap this guy up now.
Chanel, you've got a problem with the dress. I know it's not your usual thing.
-It's all right, it's just a bit hard to...
-It's a hard one to make gorgeous, I do admit.
I know that they send sample sizes.
I am a small size, but I do have slightly larger boobs than the average girl,
which does make it a bit difficult. But you just have to make it work.
'Chanel's attempts to convey joy are a success,
'but Damien looks less comfortable portraying pride.'
What's that reaction on your face, Damien?
Not long to go. Every frame different. Think of your body shape in that maternity frock.
I think, Damien, you haven't moved the whole shoot.
Is there any way we can change your point of view? Now you're getting it! Cool! Let's go with that!
The cat that got the cream, Damien.
We got very good feedback and comments from the photographer.
-You're looking better. You two are good. OK.
-A bit more pride, Damien.
So, yeah, I felt it went really well.
-I think we've probably got it now, don't you?
You're going to scream at me. Three, two, one. SHE SCREAMS
Excellent. Thank God! A good picture, good energy and a bit of modelling finally.
Yeah, they were good. They were much better. They got it.
I think that me and Chanel are probably the most versatile couple here.
It makes the photographer's life so much easier. You just set it up and let them do it.
Not perfect, but pretty good.
Come on, darling.
Wait, give me a ride back.
'As they wait their turn, one couple use their free time to make the most of their first trip to Yorkshire.
-'Now they know where it is.'
-Oh, my God, this is so amazing.
Hop on your stallion.
'Australian ballroom dancers Vaughan and Alison
'are the most unconventional couple in the group.'
-We're practising Christians. We go to church.
-We want to think we make being Christian cool.
'The couple have a rock-solid relationship,
'but their modelling skills leave something to be desired.'
It was really awkward. It was difficult to watch.
'If the couple don't deliver an outstanding performance today,
'their dreams of becoming professional models could soon be over.'
Vaughan and Alison worked wonders.
In fact, probably the sample size was slightly bigger on Alison cos she is teetering on a size six.
Vaughan, perfect sample size.
Whoo-hoo! I'm a five.
'The slipper fits, as does the rest of the clobber for Cinderella Alison and Prince Charming Vaughan.'
I love your hair especially. You look fantastic.
-I wonder if you can keep it.
-It brings out the prince in me.
The outfits that they're wearing look like what they probably wear every day when they go dancing.
-So they should feel comfortable in the environment.
But my patience is kind of dwindling at this point. We are more than halfway through the competition.
They've got to start modelling and delivering what they're here to deliver.
And we're going now. Three, two, one.
Vaughan, shapes. You're in the shot, as well, mate, don't forget. Good.
'The couple are supposed to portray the emotions of panic and confusion,
'but they're struggling to settle into their roles.'
You don't look very happy. You guys all right? OK. So move and settle.
Ooh, that's very theatrical. OK.
It just looks really posed. It looks beautiful. You both look gorgeous, but for a different brief.
You've also got to sell me these clothes, all right?
This is an editorial shoot.
-It's an editorial shoot with four minutes left and it's not Swan Lake.
Closer together. Can we do closer together?
-But not too balletic.
-I keep doing it!
-You do. Stop it.
'Despite encouragement from Mark, it just doesn't get any better.'
That was really hard. I'm trying to think of something positive to say.
-There is nothing positive to say.
They would've been sent home so fast
because they just didn't get it at all.
That wasn't a fashion shoot, that was like a dance shoot
-They're not even ballet dancers,
but it was total balletic, sort of, Black Swan, wasn't it? I don't know what she thought she was doing.
I was just trying to follow direction, but honestly,
I was just standing there going,
"I'm trying to do what I'm told and I'm trying to do what they asked us to do," but there was too many cooks.
I don't think you've got one usable picture there. I really don't.
So everything off apart from your knickers, please.
'Next up, Jay and Becky.
'The couple's mismatched appearance has led to criticism from some photographers.'
You look quite odd together. It's a bit brother and sister.
'So on this shoot, they'll have to work extra hard to look like the perfect couple.
-'And to make things tougher, Jay will have to pose with an unusual prop.'
-What do you think?
-'But Becky's got bigger problems to deal with.'
-It's very long.
It's a full-length gown, on a five-foot-seven girl, absolutely perfect.
On a five-foot-three girl, it's absolutely drowning her.
-I was going to do you with no shoes on.
-But cos of the height, I'll put shoes on you to lift it.
Becky said she was five-foot-three. Are we sure she is? Maybe five-foot-one.
Becky and Jay are starring in Beauty And The Beast.
It's going to be quite a role reversal for these two
because he's very mild and gentle,
so I really can't wait to see if he can give us the emotion we need in this shot.
-Right, let's do this.
-OK. Three, two, one and...
Editorially speaking, would they ever be booked together with their height difference? I'm not sure.
So they've got to really, really turn it on and prove to us that they look good together today.
Every one different. Change the way you're standing.
-I'm going to look over my shoulder, OK?
-Three, two, one and...
-How are you coping with the dress? I'm guessing you're not sample size. How did you adapt it?
-We pinned it.
-I think we need to give her a nicer shape.
This is a size six to eight, but I'm quite slim, so it was a bit baggy,
so they're trying to clip everything to make it tighter.
Three, two, one and...
-Done. Thank you!
-Really well done.
-We've waited all day for that.
-You can never tell how well things go,
-but under the pressure we were under, I think we did...
-We did the best we could.
She's a little bit similar in what she does. Given half a chance, she'll stick her hand on her hip
-and that's it.
-I think that's her Page Three background.
-Ah. I didn't know that.
'Finally, it's bodybuilder Leroy and novice model Chloe's moment in front of the camera.
'After stealing the show on last week's video shoot, is there anything Leroy can't do?'
-He can do stuntman, trampolining.
-He writes songs.
-He writes songs.
Many talents, that boy. Loads of talents.
'The couple will be trying to depict a scene from Sleeping Beauty
'and Leroy's making sure they've got the beauty part covered.'
-I think your hair's flat. SHE LAUGHS
-Well, you can never be too sure.
Chloe and Leroy are up next and I'm a bit worried, because the sample sizes won't suit them at all.
So step in.
How do you feel about wearing full-length?
-Cos you are the shortest girl, aren't you?
-I think Becky's shorter than me.
-So how tall are you?
-Yeah. SHE LAUGHS
-So bra off.
Chloe has just revealed that she's only five foot
and she's just told me that Becky's smaller.
So that means Becky is below five foot. It's crazy!
Can I have some pins, Rach?
We've just had Chloe in a beautiful white gown and the whole thing just swamped her.
We just have to pin like a maniac and it's literally all over the floor.
So, to be honest, it's a godsend that she's laid down.
-Can we get you down to the nitty-gritty?
-Trousers, top off.
Oh, I've been dreading it all day. Leroy just isn't the shape of a model.
What makes us laugh, it's elimination, right? You're all lined up and then Jody goes,
"I really love you guys, you've done a great picture, but Leroy, you're just too big".
And he goes, "All right."
-Walks out the door, crack, protein bar, shake.
-Do you know what I mean?
And then you ask, "What you doing when you get home?" "Going to smash the gym."
"I'm going to get bigger. I'm going to get bigger."
He sits there and he goes, "Because of my size and because I intimidate everyone..."
-I know you're big, I've got eyes!
-I'm thinking, "I can see you've got muscles. I can see that. Very good."
He had a shirt on him that he was quite lucky with and I think that's only because he was short.
-So shirt's OK.
-I think that was the luck of the draw.
-And his trousers.
-Let's try it.
He looked like two green sausages.
They're sitting on the butt at the moment. They're tight on the butt at the minute.
-I'm really scared.
-I feel like the Incredible Hulk about to rip out. Shall we not rip the jacket?
'Leroy's forced on set without his jacket and wearing ill-fitting trousers.
'On a real editorial shoot, Leroy and Chloe could both be sent home.
'They'll be hoping the judges don't reach the same conclusion.'
-OK, stand by.
Taller, Leroy. Keep it tall, mate.
-Why are your trousers undone?
-Erm, because they don't fit round the legs.
I've got to try and style it out as best as possible.
Unfortunately, the trousers just wasn't working.
-Is this a problem you normally have with trousers?
-Do you want to borrow mine?
-Please. It'd help.
If I had other trousers, it would've felt more natural.
'The constant clothing issues are causing both despair and sadness.
-'Fortunately, they're the emotions they have to convey.'
-Change head position, Chloe. That's it.
Leroy, it's not working, mate. I think you need to stay taller cos all I'm getting is the lean forward.
-You're coming to get her!
Turn of the head. Beautiful. Good.
-This shoot was one of the harder challenges for us.
-Especially as we've never modelled in this...
We're having to think about emotion and clothes, the style, the fantasy of it.
-Last few frames now.
-Last couple of frames. Done. Thank you, everyone!
For tomorrow's elimination, I do feel a little bit nervous
that we might be in the bottom three, but I think, towards the end, we did quite well.
-So you just don't know. You don't know what anyone else has done.
-But we did our best.
-We did our best. Love you, baby.
-Love you, too.
'With all five couples photographed, the shoot is drawing to an end.
'And for photographer Mark Harrison, it's had an element of horror story as well as fairytale.'
I think overall my favourite couple would be Becky and Jay.
They looked great, they listened, they made interesting pictures. Straightforward, easy.
The worst couple for me were probably Alison and Vaughan.
The dance thing just took over too much.
I can't photograph people if they're endlessly going to do balletic poses
and Alison just looks very slightly terrified.
'All the couples are thankful that it's time to head back to civilisation.
'And with Damien behind the camera, they reflect on how the day has gone.'
-How did we find it today?
-Really easy and enjoyable.
-Lots of fun.
'The search is on for Britain's hottest couple.'
You can't fake the real thing. If we find a real couple who are gorgeous and in love, they'll make a killing.
'Awaiting the winners is a lucrative modelling contract with a top London agency.'
I'll be remembered for being the guy who came in and said, "I'm going to win this".
'But looking the part is just half the battle.'
You're dressed appropriately to go to a wedding in the 80s.
-'As their relationships are also under the microscope.'
-For a couple to have any chance of winning,
I need to know they'll be together for at least 12 months.
I hope to find a couple who will be together in 12 years.
'So far this week, they've taken part in a challenging editorial shoot
-'where they had to communicate raw emotions.'
'Something they'll be asked to do again as the attention turns to their relationships.'
Damien and Chanel, there's more fire in your relationship than you let out. That'll cause a problem.
I don't want to go in there! THEY LAUGH
Why do we get this room?
'After a gruelling day's work, the would-be models are relieved to return to
'their luxury house in Manchester. And now that there are only five couples left in the competition,
'they can all have a bedroom of their own.'
Show me where your room is.
'As the household sort out their new rooms,
'judge Emma arrives to put them through this week's relationship challenge.'
I'm a therapist who specialises in relationships
and I'm here to check our couples are fully committed to each other.
'Over the weeks, relationship judge Emma has been putting the hot couples through their paces
'with some interesting results.'
We never say "I love you" to each other, ever.
I might cry! SHE LAUGHS
Oh, my God, they're see-through!
'It's Emma's job to make sure that
'the winning couple survive the pressures of the modelling industry.'
I want a couple with real chemistry
who are there for each other and support each other. A real partnership.
'But now Emma faces a new test after Tyrone and Salina dramatically quit the competition last week,
'claiming their rivals weren't being honest.'
They all bitch about each other and we're in the middle.
I'm thinking, "Wow, why don't they just be genuine for the cameras?"
Just say, "I don't like you." Just be honest. But everyone's just playing a game.
'Emma is now keen to uncover any issues being kept hidden by the remaining competitors.'
If they can show me that they can have arguments and be constructive around those arguments
and move forward and still be able to connect and live with people,
then I know their relationship will survive, and more importantly,
in an industry where everybody else is going to want to beat them down, they'll be able to handle it.
Tyrone and Salina were an incredibly strong couple.
What they told me was people have been saying things about each other
and that they felt very unhappy that people were saying those things and not fronting those things.
I don't really care whether you're fighting with each other, because actually that's normal.
But why are we not communicating that?
Generally, I like all of you, but I wouldn't trust none of you.
I'm very honest. I'll stare at you in the face and tell you to shut up, but I'm looking at you.
But I don't want to come across, not arrogant, but aggressive.
I think in you there is this real fire
-that doesn't often get its chance to shine.
-I watch and observe.
But then there's times when you have to shout and shout and shout.
It's all about communication.
Cos part of this process, for me, isn't just about your relationships with each other.
It's about a relationship with an industry that will rip you up.
So, cards on the table,
who's struggling with who and why?
I definitely, when I walked in, straight away, Vaughan, I just thought,
"I think he's a bit straight." Just a couple of little things where he was a bit short with people
and a bit... I thought rude and a bit snappy.
I said to Stuart, "Are you an s-stirrer? A shit-stirrer?
"Is that what you do? Do you just go around trying to put people off?"
-Cos that's what I thought. That was my first impression.
-Vaughan, what people see in you,
those snap judgements where you're kind of being very on-the-line and trying to be as honest as possible
and trying to be part of it, the big thing for you, it's always about self-protection.
'Not only is Vaughan happy to accept criticism, he's also happy to give it out.'
I'm struggling with Damien and Chanel, because we all have the chance to adapt and to change,
but their personalities are quite strong. You're a strong girl.
I feel there's more fire in your relationship than you're letting out. That will cause a problem.
Yeah, we've always said we're a fiery couple. We both have such strong opinions and we debate a lot.
The big thing for us, coming into this house, was we knew we're going to be constantly around each other
and there'll be points where we'll want to rip each other's heads off.
We've been trying to calm down and grow up a bit.
We're trying to think of other methods where we can both stay calm and then voice our opinions,
rather than letting it out in front of all of you lot.
That's why you two are very well suited, because there's this real sensitive undercurrent.
Ideally, obviously, I want you to talk about your feelings.
I want you to confront issues as they arrive and be unafraid of each other's reactions,
cos we can resolve things that go wrong.
No-one will get eliminated because they're arguing.
But I want to know that the people who make it
are resilient, well-rounded couples
who can live with each other and with competition.
'But will Emma consider the group session to be a success?'
-Take care, sweetheart.
I think that, as far as people connecting and getting on, that exists, they do get on.
I think the love-fest is beginning to crumble
because even though I've gone in, people still have a right to say nothing.
I make it safe for them to vent.
I loved that session and, like, Emma hit a raw nerve
with what that was all about, cos she was spot-on with her intuition.
'As the evening draws in, the aspiring models take some time out to cool down.
'Before heading upstairs for an early night
'to finally enjoy having their own bedrooms.'
I think everybody's definitely going to up the ante now we're in separate rooms.
-Do you think?
-I don't know.
Because everyone's going to get more of an opportunity
to discuss winning, to discuss the challenges.
-Moving rooms, I think it's quite a good thing for us.
-Cos we wanted to be alone for a bit.
-It might be our last night, so we get one night together at least.
I'm quietly confident about tomorrow. I think we'll do all right.
It's just whether they gave us a good picture or not. You never know what they'll give us.
-Should I wear jeans or shorts today?
-You should do whatever makes you feel happy.
'It's the day of the judges' casting decision. But before the couple have time to worry about who could leave,
'judge Jody's about to surprise them with a new, unexpected challenge.'
This week's been all about communication and to me that means honesty.
I need to see the real model. I've come to the house to surprise them and give them a little challenge.
-Oh, good morning!
Today I'm going to be doing a photo shoot with you
as if you'd come to my office
and I want you stripped back of everything.
Yeah? You're going to be getting rid of all your makeup, all your hair extensions,
all your fake eyelashes, everything.
OK, that's your challenge. Off you go to your rooms and get ready.
I literally haven't got anything to do.
I don't really wear makeup day-to-day, anyway.
It's not a struggle for me to be natural at all.
I think you've just got to, you know, be happy with what you've got and try to make the best of it.
'And Jody's targeting one would-be model in particular.'
-Helen, you're going to be getting rid of your makeup.
-Let's look at how much makeup you've got on.
-Quite a lot. Quite a lot.
-I tried to do it quite natural today.
-Can we just see this wipe?
-And that's just one. We could probably do another five.
'Jody's advice isn't limited to makeup.
'He also thinks losing the hair extensions will help Helen's modelling career.'
You've got a really strong face and if you've got a strong face, just go with it.
Don't try and hide it behind long hair. I'd like you to have really short hair, like, here.
-Please don't cut my hair and send me home.
-You cannot do this!
'If Helen wants to prove that she can be flexible, she must take the judges' advice
-'and agree to the chop.'
I can't even imagine it right now. I don't even know. I'll be like, "Oh, my God, I've got no hair".
-Hi, Helen. Are you OK? Are you nervous?
'Jody's even arranged for hair stylist Vince to carry out the emergency procedure.'
She's quite an insecure girl, Helen. When I tell people that, they go, "She can't be insecure!"
cos she's stunning, but she is, and I think all the hair extensions is part of that.
-As short as what?
-'As Helen and Vince get to work,
'the rest of the household go au naturel.'
What I'm doing in this photo today is if you've just come to a go-see.
So I'm only going to take four photos. One head-on, one full-length and a couple of poses.
-But I won't give you any direction.
Head and shoulders picture.
OK. Two poses for me.
You've not looked at me once. HE LAUGHS
-This is the nervous thing. I get so nervous.
-But I can't have models who don't like to look at the camera.
-I get... I hate it.
-Well, you're in the wrong job, then.
So, I've just done a blank canvas, natural shoot, like I'd do in my office if people came to a go-see,
and it was very interesting, some of the things I found out about the models.
And very interesting for them to know I don't want to see all the fakery, I want to see what they look like.
So, guys, I'll see you all later on at judging.
Do I want to see you with no makeup and white T-shirts? No.
Because it's an occasion, to make an impression.
But do I want to see loads of fake hair and fake tan and fake eyelashes? I don't want that, either.
-I need a middle ground and it's for you to work out what that is. Good luck.
-ALL: Thank you!
'Jody is pleased with the results, but he won't get to see how Helen's new hairdo turns out
'until they meet again at the casting studio.'
-There you go. All done.
-Oh, thanks, angel.
I am happy with my new hair, but if I go home today,
I'll think, "Oh, why did they even put me in that position?"
-I like it!
-Do you like it?
-I do, I like it. I love it. I knew they'd go that short.
I promise I'd tell you. You know I'd tell you.
-That look really amazing, really stylish.
-And it suits your face shape.
-Do you think?
It gives you the major jaw line, as well. It brings all the attention to your jaw line.
You look so mature like that.
-I don't think you need makeup at all.
-Shut up! I do.
'But after a difficult photo shoot in Yorkshire, will the new look save the couple at the casting decision?
'It's time to find out.
'It's here at the casting studio that the fate of the would-be models
'will be decided by top agent Jody Furlong,
'and relationship expert Emma Kenny.'
So, guys, we did a natural shoot today and you've all come here with a much more natural look,
which I'm very pleased to see. The whole point of coming to a casting
is you've got two minutes to show the best of you.
You need to be very professional and know what your best angles are.
So when you go into a casting you just go snap, snap, done.
The other thing is your hair. What do you think of it?
At first I thought, "Oh, you're going to cut it!" But I thought, well, if this is
the way I want to be styled and looked at as a model, I have to do it."
You still have some length there. It's versatile. You could wear it up, there's lots you can do with it.
You could have it in a sharp bob. You've messed it up a bit today.
So there's still versatility there for you to play with.
It's a hair style, you didn't have a hair style before.
-You had horrible ratty extensions. I don't want to see them ever again.
So this week you had a photo shoot inspired by fairytales where you had to communicate emotions.
You also had a session with me this week about honest communication.
So, Vaughan and Alison, let's see your picture.
I actually think it was better than what I thought it would be.
She's inherited my hand.
That scares me because this picture, it's a joke.
-Is that confusion and panic?
-No. You did nothing.
You stood there looking, actually, for the first time a bit like a model.
But with nothing, no emotion, there wasn't any movement at all, you just stood there like a plank.
Every single image, apart from when you decided to do jazz hands, that was the only time you moved.
And all you did was ballet poses. Every single pose was a dance move.
It was just a big joke, the whole thing. It was abominable.
-But Vaughan, you look very handsome.
-I thought he was very handsome.
-So how did my session with you guys go?
-I love getting honesty out of everyone. Lovely.
I thought it was good because we sometimes are a little afraid to say this is hard sometimes.
-Or we find something difficult.
-Or say, "Damn it, I'm pissed off today!"
There's a bit of me, when I see you in the photo and I talk to you,
I kind of want to go, "Just relax". Everything is so presented.
And I just want to know whether you could bring down those barriers a little bit,
and let us just see you being OK, or not OK, or a bit of a mess.
-He's definitely taken that onboard.
-I've been like that the last few days.
'Stuart and Helen have struggled in previous shoots.
'And this week, another photographer was left frustrated.'
You're not giving me much variation here, guys.
-I can't see their eyes at all.
-I can't see any expression.
Helen, you were really good.
Really good. Looking through all the frames there's lots of pictures with a stroppy look, just woken up.
It was really good.
Stuart, I've no clue what you were doing. Every single picture, it's the side of your face, side, side, side.
There's no hint of trying to look to the camera.
In lots, you're not looking at Helen. We picked one where you are.
There was no sense of joy. I think we had one smile. It was really weird.
I know I can do better than that. I know I can do it.
That is of no interest to me, cos I don't know it right now.
I think you're losing confidence. because you're dealing with things emotionally which are tougher
and when you entered this challenge, this whole environment, it was about you being a modelling couple.
And what it's turned out to be is you being in a relationship and modelling.
So, Jay and Becky, let's see your photo.
-I look pretty scary there.
-Do you know why, Jay? Because you were absolutely phenomenal.
Out of everybody here, you were the only one the photographer thought had done any modelling before.
In every shot, you had a different pose, you had a different emotion. You were brilliant.
'For this shoot, the couples were given sample-sized outfits,
'which only highlighted Becky's little problem.'
Very long! Very long!
-How tall are you, Becky?
-How tall are you, Becky?
-I am five-foot-three!
When I last got measured, I was five-foot-two and three quarters.
I think you're smaller than that. The stylist thinks you're much smaller than that.
-She had to pin stuff up, and it's a struggle.
'During Emma's session, Jay and Becky were the quietest members of the group.'
You are very open, very honest, but the thing about honest communication is,
it has to be firstly honest, and secondly communicated.
-So I would like to see a bit more.
-OK, thank you.
'Becky wasn't the only model to struggle with the sample-sized clothes.'
-So how tall are you?
-Oh, my God.
-Shall we not rip the jacket?
The struggle we had with you on set was both of you with clothes.
Chloe, you were safe laying down because if you'd had to stand up,
that dress would've been all over the floor.
And Leroy, your trousers, we couldn't get them done up, we had problems with jackets.
There's pictures with your flies completely open cos you couldn't get your trousers done up.
Chloe, you do look really nice in this picture. But your job wasn't to look nice.
Your job was to look sad.
Leroy, you're hanging from a tree. You look like King Kong.
Just a shame really, unfortunately, because I didn't feel comfortable.
Because I wasn't able to move. I literally wasn't.
From my point of view, I want to get to know you more.
And Chloe particularly, I want you to start being more real about the way it feels.
-My advice to you would be find your voice and keep it.
'Damien and Chanel performed well, both on the photo shoot and in Emma's session.
'But have they done enough to avoid being sent home?'
That's it, make it longer. Now you're getting it! Cool! Right, let's go with that.
Let's see your picture.
-Do you know what?
-Go for it. You try and explain this to me.
I tell you what, the funny thing is, our emotions were joy, she looks very joyous, obviously,
and mine was pride. Now, the last two shots we had of ours was Chanel screaming
and me trying to keep my pride element, but also being, like, "What the hell is she doing?"
You did all right, Damien, you were sat being proud. But that's all you did.
You sat there, being proud. In every shot you didn't move, you did exactly the same shot.
Chanel, this wasn't your best shot. But it summed up for me what all your pictures were about.
Every time I ask you to talk about things, you're always really willing to partake in that,
-so good job.
-No problem. I hope I don't talk too much, though.
-No, I want you to, more and more.
'With mixed performances from the wannabe models, the judges have a lot to consider.
'It's now time to decide which of the couples will be in the bottom three.'
He might as well not be there, I don't understand what's going on with him at the moment.
I think, as a couple, they are the least connected.
There's a side to them that seems very contrived.
'Vaughan and Alison, Stuart and Helen, and Leroy and Chloe are in the bottom three.
'Now they have one last chance to explain why they should stay in the competition.'
-So, Vaughan and Alison, why should you stay this week?
-We really want this.
From a relationship point of view, we've nailed it.
We have adapted very quickly, and as a brand, we could represent very well.
-Stuart and Helen.
-I think we just want to be able to show more of what we can do
and excel in other areas like our relationship, as well.
-Leroy and Chloe, why should you stay?
-I know I'm a bit larger than the average guy, which is fair enough,
but generally, I think from where the competition is concerned, from the photos that I've seen,
for the lack of experience that Chloe and I both have,
I genuinely do feel that every shoot we have turned out pretty much the best pictures.
Thank you, guys. We're going to go away and make our decision.
Stuart and Helen, this should have been their week, and he was rubbish.
Vaughan and Alison, they're not models, they're never going to be models.
But the strength of their relationship is really unusual.
I've had an issue with Leroy and Chloe from the first week.
The thing is, all I'm hearing off you at the moment is that most of our models can't model.
-I'm not going to be happy with any result this week, but...
-So have you made a decision?
-I've made a decision.
-OK. Let's go and tell them.
It's been tough.
But we have made our decision.
This week I could have quite easily sent all of you home.
But overall, the decision is...
..going home is Leroy and Chloe.
Give me a cuddle.
I'd like you to know that this isn't a reflection on your relationship,
and, in fact, we agreed that your relationship is really strong.
And that you've been a credible part of this group.
But there is a point where this is a competition about both relationships and modelling.
And on that level, unfortunately, you just didn't quite make the grade.
-Is it sweat?
-It's you starting me off.
-Is it all right to say something?
-Just really quick.
Whenever you try to do something, you are always met with an opposition, you know?
And the most important thing is to never give up on any hope and dream that you have ever got.
Regardless of this, I go home with my prize, anyway. So I'm happy.
-We couldn't fight it, or I couldn't.
It's more about me, I guess, because we're a pair.
-Guys, how are you feeling?
I'm so sorry that it's you two.
-Do you think you will take something positive away from this?
-Oh, definitely. I've learnt so much.
We've done so much that we'd never have been able to do. Definitely, we've learnt lots.
-I think it's just made us grow more as a couple.
-Probably more so...
-Have you realised how tight you are as a couple?
To be honest, that was something I didn't ever doubt, but it made me realise how strong the bond is,
-which is quite nice.
-It takes a long time to get to the standard that you got to really quite quickly.
You should be proud of yourselves for that, and keep taking the protein shakes and...
-Yeah, and the protein bars and the flapjacks.
-And the bars and the flapjacks because it works for you.
-OK, good luck to you both.
-Give me a hug.
-It was the most intense thing I've ever been through.
-The most intense, it's definitely getting harder.
I'm really relieved. I'm so happy that we're still here now because I think we need to up our game.
I think we need to be more confident and really shine.
-Well, it's me, just me.
-It's not just you, it's not, Stuart. It's both of us.
I know we're lucky cos I nearly threw it away for both of us.
-'Next time on Hot Like Us...'
-She wanted a threesome with you.
'..the couples must win over the public, answer some probing questions...'
-Where is the strangest place you and your partner have ever had sex?
-The side of a motorway.
-'..and swap partners in a bid to scene steal from their rivals.'
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Series that searches for the ultimate model couple - but in this show, just looking gorgeous won't be enough. The judges are looking for a real couple with knockout model potential, but also a rock-solid emotional bond that will see them together forever. After all, they can't award the contract to a pair who are going to split up.
There are five hot couples left in the Manchester mansion competing with each other in both relationship and modelling tasks. Judging their modelling ability is casting director Jody Furlong - he wants to be sure they've got the looks to make it in the tough world of modelling. But there's more to this show than meets the eye - and relationship expert Emma Kenny is judging the couples on the strength of their relationships with a series of telling tasks designed to ensure their love for each other will stand the test of time. Mentored by former casting director Jonathan Phang, the couples will need to prove they've got what it takes to win a contract with a top model agency.
In episode four, our couples head to the great outdoors for a challenge full of fantasy and fairytales. Proving that modelling isn't always glamorous, how will the models cope when moved from their mansion to a night in a former cowshed? In the modelling shoot, the couples take a trip to an old castle where they must pose as fairytale characters for award-winning celebrity photographer Mark Harrison, and Emma puts their relationships under scrutiny as each couple reveal how they feel about the state of the others' relationships.
Emotions run high as our final five couples become four, but which couple will be sent packing and who will make it a step closer to the elusive modelling contract?