Model couples compete in relationship and modelling tasks. Jonathan, Jody and Emma look back at the highs and lows of the competition, with insights from the couples themselves.
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-For six weeks eight couples lived together in this Manchester mansion.
-I think I'm genetically blessed.
-We are 100% awesome!
I was voted the Top 10 Best Looking South Asian Male.
Competing for a life changing joint modelling contract.
I'm not looking for separate models, I'm looking for a couple.
But in this contest it wasn't enough to simply look the part.
There's no point investing in a couple who don't have a relationship
because they're going to break up and leave us high and dry.
This show is 50 percent about relationships.
Yeah, and 50 percent about modelling!
This is the story of the groundbreaking competition
told by the experts...
-Come on, you can't be that nice!
-I thought it was a joke to be honest.
What you think?
If they think they have a look that the public relate to, buy into
or actually find particularly appealing.
..and the couples themselves.
For whatever reason it was my fault.
I did have a game plan, obviously.
Half of me wanted to, just to punch him in the face.
I was ready to bite.
It wasn't a case of we're a threat to everybody else,
-it was we're a threat to the judges.
Tonight we reveal previously unseen footage
and take a look at how life has changed for the winners.
-We won this through reason.
-This is our future!
As we chart the highs...
..and the lows.
Shove that whole thing up your backside!
On the search for Britain's hottest couple.
The couple that are going to win this competition are...
Tonight we look back at Hot Like Us,
the contest for Britain's hottest modelling couple.
Can you grab that skirt, is that all right?
He's just a bench, use him, stretch out.
To get onto the show the eight hot pairs had already survived
a tough audition process,
so what was it that made them stand out from the crowd?
-She's got me for life, you know?
-We spend every single day together.
After a nationwide search the shortlisted couples
were pretty fond of themselves.
I fancy myself, I think I'm a nine!
I probably say a nine.
-10 and a half?
I think I'm about an eight, maybe, or seven.
-I think your a 10.
-I'd say... no!
-Yeah. Well, to me he's a 10.
And then sometimes you just can't get enough of, so, what can you do?
Only couples with the strongest looks and best relationships
would make it to the final eight, but not everyone made the grade.
Maybe six or seven?
He, oh, he's a nightmare.
He is...always late!
And so, after much deliberation,
eight couples were given the keys to this multi-million pound mansion
where they'd compete for a lucrative modelling contract.
-This is beautiful!
That first impression, when you're walking through the gate
-and you see that massive house.
But who were the chosen ones who would be battling it out?
Aussie ballroom dancers Alison and Vaughan.
-I have a hot body, I work hard for it and am proud of it.
-I absolutely agree!
Childhood sweethearts Chanel and Damien.
-Whether he likes it or not, he's stuck with me now!
-Whether I like it or not.
Jay and page three model Beki.
In 10 years time I'd like big boobs, a small little waste and a little family.
Chloe and pro wrestler Leroy.
When it comes to my body, I'll be honest, enough is never enough.
Ultracompetitive Tyrone and Salina.
Asking us if we're going to win the show
is like asking a cow does he serve milk.
Married couple Rachna and Mun.
I've trained religiously to get my body to the shape I wanted to get.
Katie Price lookalike Sam and businessmen Ben.
I like to hang around with people with brains, entrepreneurs, that kind of people.
And with the most modelling experience in the contest,
Stuart and Helen.
With my genetics and Helen's genetics,
our kids are going to take over the world.
From sex and romance to compatibility and commitment,
both their looks and relationships would now be put to the test
and each week one pair would be sent packing
at the judges casting decision.
The hot couples, hello!
When we met everybody, I thought, "Fantastic, what great people."
Whoa, hello, beautiful people!
Almost immediately the good-looking couples began sizing each other up
and one pair made an instant impression.
I looked at Helen and thought, "She really looks like an Essex girl,"
I don't know why they, I thought she really looks like an Essex girl.
Stuart I kind of thought...
Right, guys, I just want to go through what everyone's here for.
I want to suss up my competition now.
For me, this is work, I'm coming here to work, like.
I'll be honest, I didn't like Stuart at first
cos I thought he was going to be, like, a stirrer
or a nasty person in the house.
I was ready to bite at that point and I was like,
"Hold up, I can't let loose on the first day."
Who's up for winning it? Everyone seems a bit stunned by that!
At the very least I'll be remembered for being the guy who came and said,
"Listen, I'm going to win this,
"so you may as well put your cards on the table and admit to win it,"
which everybody took it really well, I think.
Luckily for Stewart and his new mates they weren't on their own.
There to guide them with former model agent Jonathan Phang,
a man responsible for launching hundreds of modelling careers.
Although I've worked in the modelling industry for three decades,
I've either represented men or women,
but never both at the same time.
It wasn't just a straightforward modelling competition,
there was a whole another dimension to this.
It was Jonathan's job to help the aspiring models
tackle the many challenges that lay before for them.
Hello. THEY LAUGH
And the first week was all about chemistry.
Tomorrow you're going to have your first challenge...
and it's going to be a lingerie shoot...OK?
THEY LAUGH AND CHATTER
It was a good, a good start to the competition.
-I thought, "Oh, were getting naked straight away!", didn't I?
It's what you're used to, isn't it?
As the couples scoured the house for props to pose with,
Jonathan wasn't sure what to make of the wannabe models.
'My first impressions were very mixed.'
When I walked in to the room and I was faced with eight couples.
Clearly some had more modelling potential than others.
And one pair in particular caught his eye.
Roll you out.
My first impression of Vaughan and Alison was one of bewilderment, actually,
cos they really stood out and not in the way that I expected.
I thought they were hosts of the show.
I mean, they were kind of integrating with the crowd,
so I was like, "Oh, right. Contestants. Cool."
'We knew we were different.'
Because we are practising Christians,
'we wouldn't want to lie or cheat, but obviously,'
we do come from a place of wanting to kick some ass.
It was fortunate that the born-again Christians were familiar
with having a greater power watch over them.
Because every move they made would now be studied by our two experts.
Judging the modelling, Jody Furlong.
I'm Jody Furlong. I'm a casting director and I own a model agency.
As one of the industry's top casting directors,
Jody has been scouting top models for years...
It's all about the looks.
..and he wasn't afraid to tell the couples
when they didn't live up to his expectations.
This picture... It's a joke. I think it looks awkward.
You just stood there like a plank.
I'm not loving it.
If they thought they'd get off lightly in the relationship department,
they had another thing coming.
I want to find a couple with real chemistry
who are there for each other.
I want to find a real partnership.
As a trained psychologist,
Emma Kenny knew exactly how to probe into their private lives.
I guess one of the things that's really important to me
is whether you want children in the future?
I want to know who you are.
Do they actually know their partner? Physical attraction doesn't last for ever.
It's all about communication.
So to win this competition,
the couples would have to make both judges happy.
That's if they ever saw eye to eye.
-This is all about relationships.
-It's not all about relationships.
Absolutely! They wouldn't be here unless they were in relationships.
They wouldn't be here if they weren't good-looking.
The couples first ever relationship challenge was to buy
the underwear they needed for their lingerie shoot.
Easy. Except they had to buy it for their other halves.
The reason why I want these guys to buy each other's underwear
is because I want to know how well they know each other.
Do they know each other's size, style?
More importantly, when they come back,
it's how they react to each other if they've got it wrong.
And one of the guys who totally got it wrong was 19-year-old Damien.
The main thing I do, to know what size it is, is this...
Normally, it covers the whole forehead.
But this, it's not doing it.
It was kind of like, I know what to get, but at the same time I was like,
this really can go wrong.
Damien should have known that out of all of the girls on the shoot,
Chanel was not the one to buy the wrong underwear for.
Chanel is a bit of a diva.
I like that.
-Oh my God! They're see through.
-They're not that bad, are they?
Is purple not your favourite colour then?
I'm not that much of a diva, to be fair, am I?
Oh my God! I'd rather go naked.
As far as Chanel was concerned, it was a complete disaster.
Come here. Just give me a hug. Give me a hug. Give me a hug.
But as soon as they got on set, all she cared about was winning.
You could already tell straight away,
she was at the forefront of their relationship.
-If I do it, you just work around me.
-I'll work around you, OK.
So, was the underwear really that bad?
Or was it just a storm in a GG cup?
-She's actually wearing the underwear that I bought her.
So...And it fits. She even said, it doesn't actually fit me.
I must have lost some boob fat.
Another couple who started out on the wrong foot were the ballroom dancing Aussies.
Their no sex before marriage rule
seemed to put them at a disadvantage.
Wearing underwear, having to be sensual,
and being on TV. It's just...
It couldn't have been more challenging, I don't think.
-I think that their way of being sexy...
is to rub their hands all over each other.
But while Vaughan and Alison struggle to be sexy,
bronzed beauties Sam and Ben were in their element.
'Based on modelling'
we were the strongest there.
But their spray tans were also the strongest there.
The really big issue for me throughout the whole competition was just how orange everyone was.
You can just imagine what their bed sheets are like.
'The task was chemistry...'
I think we nailed it.
Thank you very much.
With the challenges complete, the hot couples were ready for the casting decision.
But which pair would be sent home first?
You feel sick, you're sweating, you're just like, Oh my God.
I think everyone was in the same boat. Actually, no, apart from
Ben and Sam who were confident they were staying...
-They were winning.
-They thought they had it in the bag.
But they didn't have it in the bag.
I've never seen so much fake tan in my life. It was just wrong.
And after Jody dismissed their look, Ben fought back.
It's my natural colour, I don't wear fake tan. I've got Italian blood.
Obviously didn't do your homework very well.
I was praying, keep talking, keep arguing,
please keep arguing, this is so good.
I was doing a David Beckham look and Sam was...It wasn't about us...
I didn't get that at all. At all.
If he hadn't consistently mouthed off at us,
we would have kept them in the competition.
I'm afraid you're going home.
Firstly, I felt sick, like I'd been punched in the stomach.
You know, Sam and Ben are a bit cheesy,
their look is a bit out of date,
but they are a great looking couple, so I was incredibly surprised.
'I think for the viewing public, it's a huge loss,
'because we've got so much to offer. Anybody could do'
a vote phone in poll now, You're going to tell me now,
this is top three photo, 100%.
Anyone with two brain cells will tell you that now.
'It very much got personal cos we were a threat to the judges.'
Ben left adamant the judges had got it wrong.
On the matter of bronzing himself up, we may never know the answer.
Week two was all about romance.
Imagine it's the Caribbean.
In the modelling challenge, the couples had to create
a romantic holiday scene on a freezing cold Blackpool beach.
Smiling, Rachna. You're in love. Or you're supposed to be.
And for the relationship challenge,
Emma wanted to see just how romantic our couples could be.
She wants you to create something
that expresses what romance means to you.
It doesn't matter what it is, as long as it comes from your heart, OK?
As the pairs came up with gestures that demonstrated their love for each other,
they revealed a lot about their relationships.
-We are two best friends You've got my back
Stick with me Through thick and thin
No matter what the weather We stay together
And you're my baby I'm going to be with you for ever.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
But it was Tyrone and Salina's romantic moment
that truly touched the rest of the group.
Never let go because people want us to,
never let go because all we have done,
never let go because I do love you,
never let go because the things we have been through...
Their poem was about the difficulties they faced
after Salina's family disapproved of the relationship.
'Like the Romeo and Juliet story, you know what I mean?'
But if you're generally in love, you stick at it.
Everyone turned against me, my friends, my family.
The only person that was actually there, financially,
you know, personally, was Tyrone.
On the lingerie shoot,
Emma was impressed by the pair's intense connection.
The way that they're posing is almost protective.
It feels like they're looking after each other.
And, once again, the couple showed that relationships
don't get much stronger than theirs.
It's a shame to say I will never be accepted, but...
-Everyone had a little lump in their throat.
-Yeah, I was welling up then.
I think Jonathan Phang was in tears, bless him.
The thing for me about Tyrone and Salina
was this whole opportunity wasn't about them becoming models,
it was about them confronting some of their big relationship issues
with the world, coming out and saying, "We are a couple,
"we are really bonded, and we really want to make it in the long-term,"
so their story was, for me, one of the ultimate stories.
And whilst Tyrone and Salina had no problems revealing their emotions,
supercool Stuart and Helen's "collage" didn't have the same effect.
We never say "I love you" to each other, ever, cos we hate it.
Cos everyone says it, so we hate it, so we never say it.
Our love's a bit weird, everything has to be a bit different.
I didn't get it when Stuart and Helen said they don't say "I love you."
"You belong to me and I belong to you..."
Well, you don't, do you? cos you don't own each other.
Ownership's completely different, love's free, isn't it?
Ownership's like having a dog - it doesn't make any sense to me.
-I belong with you.
-You belong with me.
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
Stuart and Helen's failure to make them understood
didn't stand him in good stead in the relationship challenge.
But, luckily for them, someone was about to make
an even bigger faux pas on the morning of the romantic shoot.
-How long have we got?
-Half an hour.
Normally when they say, "Guys, 15 minutes,"
normally it takes an hour and a half.
In my mind I thought 15 minutes means and hour and 10 minutes.
Mun was confident he had time for his morning players,
but in fact everyone was waiting for him.
I was just gutted cos I could have had another 20 min in bed. I was fuming!
In Blackpool, top photographer Nicky Johnstone blew a gasket.
I understand he's got to pray,
but just to make everyone 45 minutes late is a joke!
For BLEEP sake! Finally!
-You could tell he wasn't in a good mood.
-Before he even started, so...
He was not a happy bunny, bless him.
You can't see, "I'm sorry, I'm going to be late for this shoot."
No, I apologise.
Now it's raining - it wasn't an hour ago.
You could at the start it's one guy you don't want to make angry.
Because they were late, Mun and Rachna were given less time to get their shot,
but, nevertheless, Mun seemed happy with how it went.
You're in love, or you're supposed to be...
I felt it was OK in that one,
and I had good feedback from the photographer.
-I think we've got it.
-MUN AND RACHNA: Yay!
Even though you were late and totally unprofessional and I hate you...
-We've done it!
-..you did it.
This is crazy!
Even the couples who didn't have to claw their way
into Nicky's good books struggled in the extreme conditions.
So windy, oh, it was just a nightmare.
And fearing the impact the cold might have on his picture,
Stuart needed to support from the wardrobe department.
-I'm putting a sock down, too right.
-Can I give you cotton wool instead?
Anything you want.
It's just a little bit smoother and flatter.
Stuart entered the contest full of bravado.
Some might need a little bit more than others.
But he was beginning to doubt if he really was the complete package.
-Stop playing with your nuts, worry about your arm.
'Cos it was cold I wanted to make sure I didn't look shy.
A bit more confidence for you, there.
When it came to the casting decision,
the judges didn't hold back.
Stuart and Helen's refusal to say "I love you" baffled Emma.
I just think you're so affected.
If you love each other, you love each other, it's simple.
It's a word that's designed to be a cliche
and a stereotype cos it has meaning.
I do believe that you've misinterpreted us.
I don't think I've misinterpreted you,
I think I've interpreted what you've presented.
Maybe trying too hard to not be us, maybe we should just relax and be us.
I think what they were trying to get across was they have never felt
as connected with another human being as they do with each other.
And because of that, they wanted something unique to describe that experience.
Unfortunately, by suggesting love is a cliche, immediately,
you had my back up.
And Mun and Rashna angered Jody with their lack of professionalism.
I heard that you were all late on set.
I did get everyone late, and I take that criticism on board
and I promise you, it won't happen again.
'I trained three months solid for this.'
I focused and for me it was my make it or break it.
But it was too late for the married couple.
The couple who are going home is...
..Mun and Rashna.
Get away from me.
None of us wanted to see anyone be that upset
when they got kicked out, but I think it just showed how important this competition was to him.
What a day.
I want to get in my car and just go home to my kids.
'I didn't handle it as well as I should have.'
It meant a lot for me and I felt it was a chance to prove to myself
and to everybody else, yes, I can do it.
"And I'll be honest, I couldn't see anything other than defeat.
"I was just defeated.
I might be the Rocky Balboa of the modelling world,
I keep getting put on the bum and I keep getting up, looking
for that one lucky punch, and I'm still looking for that lucky punch.
To get into the competition, our wannabe models proved they could walk the walk.
But they also showed they could talk the talk.
We are Mr and Mrs Marbella.
Go hard or go home. And I don't want to go home.
I was voted the top ten best looking South Asian male.
Aussie born-again Christians Alison and Vaughan came with their own collection of catch phrases.
We are 100% awesome!
-They say jump, we'll say...
-We have a relationship motto which is...
-You wish you had this.
And when it came to describing his looks,
Stuart wasn't backwards in coming forwards.
I think I'm genetically blessed.
But one member of the group was truly blessed with the gift of the gab.
I think we've got a 99.9% chance of winning.
We're the black version of Posh and Becks.
Tyrone's secret weapon was his mouth.
Put it this way, the horns have come out of me and as you can see, they're still on my head.
If you overcome a fear, there's nothing else what can actually become the fear, you know what I mean?
If you need a pencil to do an essay, go to the shop and buy the pencil.
The tortoise always wins the race, do you know what I mean?
When you whisper, somebody will be listening.
And when it came to describing himself,
Tyrone was never lost for words.
I'm so charming, I think I could sell Armani his own briefcase.
And I'm so cocky I think I could sell Armani his own moustache.
Asking us if we're going to win the show, is like asking a cow does he serve milk.
Do you know what I mean? Nobody's a threat to me.
We're so hot, you'll burn your mouth. A bully can't bully a bully. We're like sharks in a fishpond.
If you put a shark in a goldfish pond, the shark shouldn't be afraid.
And the shark doesn't get scared of any of the fish.
You can put me in the jungle naked,
and I'll come out with a chinchilla outfit and a lion hat.
Got the looks, got the suave and got that as well.
You might be thinking,
"Has he got a book at home where he reads all these metaphors?"
I don't at all, seriously.
By week three, the competition was well and truly
hotting up as the couples were tested on seduction.
Oh, look. Oh, you've done this before!
In the relationship challenge, Emma asked them
to relive the time they first fell for each other.
I want you to think about the moment that you looked at your partner,
where you suddenly go from, "Oh, this is all right."
To, "I really want that person."
When it happened, I got that feeling of, "I really want that boy."
-I did as well.
-It was really weird.
So we got out the bread, we got out the salad,
to make our chicken sandwiches and he bloody forgot the chicken!
And in the modelling challenge, the couples competed for roles in a sexy vampire music video
alongside grime star Lethal Bizzle.
I was just over the moon.
It was the most exciting and best challenge for me.
Well, guys, let's just absolutely smash it.
They gave us the edge cos some of them didn't even know who he was.
I never in a million years
thought that I was going to be in an R'n'B music video.
I mean, looking at me, I'm not exactly hip-hop material.
As usual, the competitive Tyrone and Salina
wanted to ace this challenge.
If they want me to go butt naked and do the worm,
I'm going to it, you know what I mean?
But when it came to impressing the director,
Tyrone tried his best to land the lead part...
This is gnarly, scary...
It's not a pantomime, know what I mean?
..but lost out to pro-wrestler Leroy.
As soon as I heard there was an acting role, I was like,
"That has to be mine." And what do I do? Smashed it, got the role.
Kill him! There you go, that's what I'm talking about.
And Salina was outclassed by Chanel
who won the starring role as a vampire lap dancer.
I was really happy to get the lead role that I did,
cos that's the one all the girls were aiming for.
You're definitely ticking the hot box right now.
On the shoot, Chanel and Leroy enjoyed the limelight...
..whilst background artists Tyrone and Salina had to wait their turn.
Tell you the truth, I do feel like sometimes we get, like, picked on.
'Tyrone was very confident and confidence can take you so far,'
but then, you get hit by a wall where reality kicks in.
Then, just when the director needed the most...
Mate, we don't have time, you don't seem to understand,
we lose the artist in two minutes.
..the pair weren't ready.
We need you on set. Quickly, quickly.
-Put your coats back on and get back on set, please.
Um, Salina got changed, she thought we'd finished with her
because we'd finished shooting her close-up,
but I need her for the wide, so we're sat here waiting
for her to get changed back into her costume,
so it's just costing money.
She doesn't look ready yet?
After messing up the shoot,
relations with the other couples hit an all-time low.
I'm sorry, you are NOT going to talk to me like that.
-You can shove that whole thing up your backside.
-No, no, no, no, look.
And after deciding that everyone was against them,
Tyrone wanted to leave the competition.
I feel like I've completed... what I came in here for.
If I want to model, I want to just go straight into modelling.
I don't need to run crazy tasks.
Um, there's a gap in the middle,
there's someone missing, what's going on?
'From my point of view, they were contenders,'
their relationship was awesome, she was incredibly beautiful.
I can stay here and be happy
and enjoy everything that we're doing still,
but he won't be happy, so it's not going to work.
-You need to support...
-Yeah, we need to be on the same wavelength.
But it made sense, because as far as they were concerned,
they'd done the journey they needed to, the distance had been travelled,
there was no point staying any longer.
-Give me a hug.
I believe that they felt that they may have been eliminated that week,
because they weren't as strong
as everybody else in that particular challenge.
For them to walk off was a shame
because I thought she really, really wanted to do the modelling thing.
They just left, didn't say goodbye to anyone,
which I just thought was quite rude, to be honest.
But they'd actually done everyone a massive favour.
Because they decided to quit, there's no elimination.
'For me, when they left, it was a massive sigh of relief,'
cos you think, "That's one person less that we've got to deal with,"
cos they were competition, there's no two ways about it.
The eight couples that entered the house
were confident they had strong relationships
and certain that they looked great.
But those weren't their only talents.
# Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh! #
# Come on, Barbie, let's go party Ah, ah, ah, yeah! #
-What do you think?
The wannabe models were truly multi-talented.
But who was the most skilled of them all?
It's fair to say that nobody had more strings to their bow
than the man that is Leroy Kincaide.
-This is me This is just who I am
When I spit a deep rhyme every time I jam!
He can do, um, stuntman...
And I also do paranormal investigation as well.
Would you please make your presence known?
Oh, my God! I'm really, really scared!
-Many talents, that boy.
Leroy Kincaide, this is how it is.
In week four, the couples were tested
on expressing emotions.
Modelling is all about communication, through your body language and eyes,
and the best models in the world are true chameleons.
And the modelling challenge
would involve a trip to an exotic location.
Models have to sort of pack a bag
and end up in all sorts of places at any time, all right?
They must be able to cope in whatever situation they're thrown into.
Sometimes, it's going to be a five-star hotel
and, sometimes, it's going to be a shack on a beach.
And their glamorous destination was...
We're going to take you into the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales.
Where is Yorkshire anyway?
I've got no idea(!) LAUGHTER
-The Yorkshire Dales.
-Yeah. Not really the place that I would go to.
Just a little bit too much countryside for me.
-When we were driving up there, I was just thinking, "We are we?"
-"Where are they taking us?"
I hate the countryside, I didn't want to go to Yorkshire.
The shoot would see the couples recreate famous scenes from fairy tales.
You'll be expected to communicate the emotions of the well-loved stories.
And to find a perfect fit for the modelling contract,
Jody wanted to see how they coped
with the harsh realities of high fashion.
I've asked for all the clothes to be brought in in a sample size, basically a 6 to 8.
That's the reality of a shoot - designers don't change the sizes, models have to fit into the clothes.
Some of the wannabes had no trouble getting into their outfits.
Vaughan and Alison worked wonders. Vaughan - perfect sample size.
At six foot, Jay was also the perfect size.
-I didn't struggle too badly.
-No, with nothing.
-My dress fitted quite well.
-Your dress?! Ha-ha!
-What do you think?
-But Beki fell short of the mark.
-It's very long!
On a 5'7" girl, absolutely perfect.
On a 5'3" girl, it's absolutely drowning her.
And when it came to Leroy and Chloe, it was a case of Little and Large.
-So how tall are you?
My dress was massive!
Like, it said it was a size 10, but it was huge.
If I had to stand up, it would just fall down.
Can I have some pins, Rach?
It was made for a 5'8" and I'm 5'1", near enough.
But Chloe's problems were tiny in relation to bodybuilder Leroy's.
Leroy just isn't the shape of the model.
They're sitting on my butt.
-They're tight on the butt.
I'm really scared.
-I think that's going to rip!
-Oh, no! Hee-hee!
The poor boy was just bursting out all over.
Even the couples who did get into their clothes found it hard
giving the photographer the emotions he wanted.
A bit coy, Stuart, lose the expression. That's it.
They were terrible that day, do you remember?
Maybe closer together? Not too balletic.
It wasn't a fashion shoot, that was like a dance shoot?
But nobody's day in the country
could've turned out worse than Leroy and Chloe's.
When you see him rock up in those skinny trousers, I thought, "Oh, no!"
Why are your trousers undone?
Because they don't fit around the legs,
so I've got to try and style it out as best as possible.
Do you want to borrow mine(?)
-Please, it'd help.
My trousers wouldn't do up, they were too tight, the jacket fit
and, to top it off, I was hanging from a tree.
When it came to the casting decision,
Beki's height was the cause of much debate.
-How tall are you, Beki?
-How tall are you, Beki?
-I am 5'3"!
-I'm 5'2" and three quarters.
-Three quarters is important!
Cos I could be 5'3", you know.
I think you're smaller than that.
The stylist thinks you're much smaller than that.
But Beki was off the hook, because bodybuilder Leroy
and 5'1" Chloe had even more trouble with the sample-sized clothes.
Chloe you were saved laying down, because, if you'd had to stand up,
that dress would've been all over the floor and, Leroy, there's pictures
with your flies completely open, cos you couldn't do your trousers up.
Oh, my gosh! If it was just Chloe, it would've been an amazing picture.
Leroy, you're hanging from a tree, you look like King Kong!
-He just reminded me of Tarzan
-From the tree?
-He had one arm on the tree and then...
-Oh, it was so funny.
In the end, it was Leroy's trousers that led to his undoing.
Going home is Leroy and Chloe.
Before we even came into the house,
I knew I was probably going to be at some disadvantage,
because there's not many guys 14 or so stone that are 5'9", you know,
so to get this far is still an amazing thing, you know.
-Guys, how are you feeling?
I hope you don't feel bad about being eliminated,
because they got a lot further than I thought you were going to,
given neither of them looked like traditional models.
I think it's really nice to know that we, during the whole time,
hadn't been criticised on our relationship.
We knew how strong we were before we came in.
Regardless of this, you know, I go home with my prize anyway.
-So I'm happy.
By week five,
four couples were left in the running for the modelling contract.
Aussie ballroom dancers Vaughan and Alison.
Fiery Damien and Chanel.
Jay and glamour girl Beki.
And, the most experienced contenders, Stuart and Helen.
To make it to the final week,
the four couples were going to have to prove they were compatible,
both physically and emotionally.
Just being compatible in real life, as you clearly are, doesn't mean
that will come across in the photographs.
In the modelling challenge, the boys had to pose as real-life heroes...
# Mr firefighter! #
How are you going to get them close to you?
You look like a real doctor now!
..while the girls played their damsels in distress.
After the shoot in the Yorkshire Dales,
Beki was out to prove that, despite their height difference,
her and Jay could be compatible for the camera.
That's a great expression, Jay, I like that.
And the photographer was wowed by her performance.
You can't flaw Beki at all. Absolutely flawless.
The moment Beki got into the final,
for me, was how I saw her perform on the green screen challenge.
That's it, yes.
But then, it came to Vaughan and Alison.
Check out my guns, literally.
Whilst Vaughan struggled as a convincing policeman...
Looks a bit more like a gay traffic warden.
Let's not have you looking like a friendly milkmen.
..Alison couldn't get over that their photo featured a tarantula.
Come on, you guys have got faith, you'll be fine.
-She's not for you, you wouldn't book her?
With the other couples on fire, Vaughan and Alison's only hope
was to ace Emma's Mr and Mrs relationship challenge.
We're creating a brand and, within that brand,
we need to know that you're going to be together.
Which is exactly what they did.
-We did do better in the relationship thing.
-When would you like to get married?
I know she wants to get married before she's 30.
-Before I'm 30?
-What are you most scared of?
-She's most scared of me dying before her.
Vaughan dying first, definitely.
I was just blown away by Vaughan and Alison.
But, at the same time, they don't have sex.
There's a lot of time for talking.
-Hi, Beki, come and sit down.
The compatibility test was based around
-some harmless questions.
-What was her most embarrassing moment?
-Fighting in her sleep?
Can I just say that I don't fight in my sleep.
But it uncovered a much more serious problem for Damien and Chanel.
-..didn't have Chanel here and you had to select
-an individual that you most fancied?
-As in in this house?
Chanel said no one and, when Emma asked me, I said...
So, really, he just wanted to ditch me and go off with Beki.
Oh, they asked about fancying, that's it. Who would you fancy?
-I said no one.
-I said Beki.
-Why did you say that?
-Cos she's funny. I didn't really say anything,
I just thought, she's kind of like the closest person to you, really.
She wasn't just a little bit annoyed.
Her body language was really, really clear. She was saying, "Sod off!"
-Give me a kiss.
What's the matter?
I felt like, "Oh, please don't let it cause friction between me and Chanel,"
cos, instantly, if someone says that, it's a bit like, "Oh, God."
-Is she much better?
-Who do you think?!
-Oh, this is what this whole thing's about?
At the end of the day, Damien's not going to run off with Beki,
I mean, I know this, so it didn't at all. I still loved her.
Damien was firmly in Chanel's bad books,
much to the delight of ballroom dancer Vaughan.
From day one, he was convinced that Damien didn't like it
when Chanel worked with the other guys on photo shoots.
You're strong, but I feel there's more fire in your relationship
than you're letting out and that is going to cause a problem.
I did have a game plan, obviously, because going into competition,
you need to think out strategies and stuff, but that never involves
lying or putting people on the spot.
But in a contest where relationships mattered,
Vaughan was determined to expose what he thought was a jealous streak.
How comfortable did you feel?
-You didn't look it.
-No, what I said was...
-You told me that...
I was not... No, no, no
Half of me just wanted to laugh so much and half of me
wanted to punch him in the face.
-Not at the time.
-At the time, I was like, I am not sure if I like this.
That was just his game-plan,
just to twist things and make other people look bad.
Vaughan, I think is a deeply misunderstood character at times.
He's just honest and he kind of saw things and wanted to front things
that other people weren't willing to.
In a competition, all is fair in love and war.
# You can't stop looking at me Staring at me, be what I be
# You cannot stop looking at me so get up out of my face... #
So in the final challenge, it was left to the public to decide
who they thought were the most compatible.
What I need you to do is have a proper look at all the couples
and then put a mark on the bottom of the window of the couple that
you think are the most compatible.
The shop window challenge was the first time the public got to
see our couples, critique them and give us their feedback.
There is something about this set that makes them seem a little bit pretentious in some way.
He looks a bit awkward like he doesn't want to be here.
Thankfully for Damien and Chanel, the passers-by pick them
as joint favourites.
Vaughan and Alison were last.
I have to say I wasn't surprised by the public's reaction at all.
Unfortunately, I don't think they have a look that the public
relate to, buy into, or actually find particularly appealing.
At the casting decision, Emma wasn't happy with the youngest couple.
-I was kind of like, "Oh, Damo..."
-You were in a mood. You were in a mood.
I can see an issue regarding jealousy.
But once their photo was revealed...
I am confused. Is it comedy, isn't it a comedy shot? You're a bit over the top, Alison.
It was clear that Vaughan and Alison just didn't have the looks
to make it to the final.
There was a point in the competition where they had to leave.
There was a point where Jody would have physically attacked me
had I not just accepted that were of maybe not the best models in the competition.
Alison and Vaughan...
we're going to send you home.
I, literally, just thought, "Oh my gosh. Thank you." It is about time they went.
When he left especially, he looked at me and he went to me,
"Well played, mate."
Well played. Good game. Enjoy.
And I went... I just went, "Whatever."
Absolutely want to be in the final and win this.
That is a definite, but at the same token
we could see from what was happening that we were gone.
Thank you again. Goodbye.
And so after five gruelling weeks...
Stuart and Helen, Beki and Jay,
and Damien and Chanel made it to the final.
I never ever thought I'd make it to week six, honestly.
I couldn't believe it. This competition was so tough
and the fact we were sitting there in the final like that - oh my God.
We went from the first week and I was convinced we were going,
and then we were in the finals and it was crazy.
You get to the final and think, "I want to win it now."
"I do not want to go home."
And now their commitment would be tested.
Commitment to yourselves, commitment to each other as couples
and commitment to modelling.
Emma's relationship challenge would see
if they could mix work with a family.
-Remember your laugh.
-Go on, guys. After three, "Quack! Quack!"
Just relax. Whoa! Hey!
And for the final modelling test,
the pairs took part in a terrifying bride and groom catwalk show.
Beki just shone on the catwalk. She is the shortest of the lot,
but she stood really tall when she was out there.
But for the most important photo-shoot of the final,
the couples had to create an image that encapsulated their personalities.
Your task tomorrow is to deliver that one image that embodies you.
One image. It is your signature statement.
The final three couples had to show the judges what their brand
would look like if they won the joint modelling contract
and they had to decide on every aspect of their image.
Yeah, like that. That is it. There you go.
From going to not modelling at all to making up a complete set,
our own clothes, we tell them what make-up we want -
if you asked me to do that in the first week,
I'd have just cried, I'd have just sat on the floor and cried.
After all the criticism they'd received about their relationship,
Damien and Chanel's plan was to harness their edginess to create a fiery photo.
In the photos you should look quite fierce, because that is what you are.
And on the shoot, sparks flew.
We have got to look at that and believe you are desperate for her,
even though you've just had an enormous row, probably, downstairs.
Fabulous. Let's have a look at that.
After just making it to the final,
Stuart appeared to have regained his confidence
and he and Helen arrived at the shoot the most prepared.
Through the competition I've been told by all the judges that
I waffle too much and go on. We're going to play a bit on that,
with Helen telling me to be quiet.
-She is saying, "Shhh," but in a quite teasy, engaging way.
You could see exactly where they were going with the way they were dressed. It was completely them.
But what their idea was about... I don't really understand that.
Well done, guys. We will put those in. Give us a couple of mins.
Frickin' well happy. The whole thing went...
and because we had been so prepared, it was our game really.
But when it came to deciding on their picture,
Jay and Beki did not have a clue.
This is it now.
We have got a massive challenge on our hands and it was so tough,
because you literally had to think about everything.
-We definitely are over-thinking this.
-It's so much pressure.
When someone says, "You'll have to do it all," you start panicking.
It was probably the most stressful week of our lives.
Fortunately they had some last-minute inspiration.
Beki and Jay's brief is fun-loving,
which to me has got cheese written all over it.
The thing that's also not helping is she has got a mustard top.
It might have looked a little bit cheesy but, overall, that's us,
we're just a cute couple.
They actually, as a wholesome, loving couple, actually it works.
Fabulous. Shall we have a look at those on the computer?
It was time to reveal who would win the modelling contract?
At the final casting decision,
-the pairs' images were revealed.
I would like more eye contact from Becky because I think,
of this couple, no disrespect, Becky is the personality.
-I would change a lot.
-I'd have gone a lot more sexier.
-I'd stick with close to home with personality.
I'd focus a lot more on the final image because that's what sells.
And let's not beat around the bush, sex sells.
So would Stuart and Helen's image impress the judges?
Where you lost me was with your concept, which isn't a concept.
"Helen's strong and I talk too much," that's not a brand.
It seemed only one of the couples had got it right.
At last, I've found someone who actually understood what this
was all about, and did it properly.
It's exactly what I would have done for you as well.
# ..pull up in your fast car
# Whistling my name...
When the time came to lose one of the couples,
the judges didn't hesitate in handing out third place.
Stuart and Helen, I haven't seen any progression really,
and we're talking about the same issues this week
that we were talking about the first week.
And I'm not sure that you'd be really able, as a brand,
to open yourselves up to the public.
And for those reasons, you're going home.
Having entered the contest with high hopes,
Stuart and Helen never lived up to their billing.
I was like, "Yes!" Cos I thought they were going to win.
I saw them as our biggest competition,
and when they went, I was like, maybe we do have a slight chance.
-I just thought...
-We could actually do this, didn't we?
That we could actually do this.
If you'd asked me in Week One, who would be the final two couples,
I would not have said Damon and Chanel and Jay and Becky, at all.
However, for very different reasons,
they both deserve their places in the final.
So the next two minutes are the most important few minutes
of the whole competition, cos I need to know now
exactly why you should win this.
We've got the highest likeability factor
and we don't believe these two want it half as much as we do.
Oh, the final was horrible!
Because Becky and Jay
are like the sugar coating on the sweetest cereal, aren't they?
With them, it's a happy image which is lovely, but we are more edgy.
If people see us in a magazine, they'll want to know more about us.
If people see them all happy and smiling,
-it might come across as fake.
I was pretty gobsmacked seeing the new Becky,
you fight for survival to win this competition,
cos, boy, did she let Chanel and Damien have it.
Jealousy is the nastiest trait you can have.
If you can't stick by your man, it's no good having that face cos it ain't gonna last.
I did get angry. Cos I know I'm not like that.
It's just I can't let it slip from my fingers now.
I'd be devastated if it happens.
We look better together. That's all I'm saying.
It's there, it's in front of you, dangling.
You've just got to grab it.
If you don't turn up to the shoot cos of an argument, then it doesn't matter what you look like,
you'll create a bad reputation.
And that's a huge risk to take with Damien and Chanel.
-You could be amazing models, but if you haven't got a strong relationship.
-You go nowhere.
Before delivering their verdict, the judges deliberated one last time.
Jay and Becky - I don't know if the public buy into this nicey-nicey thing all the time.
I don't feel that there's sexual energy and chemistry around them.
Damien and Chanel in the final, feels strange
cos they've caused me most concern.
Jay and Becky, you know that I've got issues with you as a couple and how compatible you are.
Damien and Chanel, I've been able to witness you come together
and show a great amount of determination and maturity
for what really is a very young age.
So the couple that are going to win this competition are...
I was just in my head,
"Jay and Becky, Jay and Becky, Jay and Becky..."
He's going to say Jay and Becky.
I was preparing myself. I'm going to be a good loser.
I'm going to shake their hands, I'm going to tell them well done
and I'll be happy for them.
-So close to going either way. I don't think they could have picked between the relationships.
And it was more down to who is going to sell more as a brand.
-..Damien and Chanel.
-Oh, my God!
When he said it, I was like, "Did he say our names?" I didn't know how to react.
I was sitting there and was like, what should I do? Jump up and down, cry?
We were in so much shock. It was unbelievable.
-It just felt like everything we wanted.
-Oh, my God! Oh, my God!
We probably are, you know,
just slightly less compatible looking together.
I was really pleased that Damien and Chanel won the competition.
They look so gorgeous together and I know you had issues at the beginning, but I just thought
they've really listened to what we said and worked on it.
-At the end, I thought they were brilliant.
-There you go, baby.
To Britain's hottest couple!
There was so much we've overcome and really,
I think it's made us great since then.
-Hi! Nice to meet you. What's your name?
Two weeks later, and Britain's hottest couple are in Chelsea
to sign their contract with international model agency Nevs.
The one thing is we do get lots of things where clients want couples.
You know, you can be intimate together,
you feel comfortable together. When you put two strangers together, it doesn't work.
It's changed our lives. It's given us a clear direction
for what career we want, what path we go down.
Best of all is we're doing it together.
These are your contracts.
Bodies look great, so we'll do really well with these two.
I'm really pleased. Very pleased.
When I walk in a shop and see my face, it's going to be amazing.
And I know that we can do it as well, so it's not even unrealistic.
-And I get to do it with the person I love.
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