How long is Make or Break on for? Full cast details for Channel 5's TV series dubbed the 'new Love Island'
Make Or Break contestants will be tested - to their couple's breaking (up) point
For reality show fans wanting to fill the Love Island shaped hole in their heart, Channel 5 might have the ultimate remedy.
The arrival of Make Or Break promises to supply plenty of romance, drama, and couple swapping - all with the backdrop of a sun soaked beach.
With a cast of attractive 20-30 somethings, the new show will no doubt end up sending pulses racing.
But what exactly is Make Or Break? Here’s everything you need to know about this new dating reality show…
How long is Make Or Break on TV?
Make Or Break started on Channel 5 on Monday 7 August 2017.
The show will run for two weeks and will air every week night that it is on at 9pm or 10pm.
When does Make Or Break finish?
The series will come to an end with the original couples deciding whether they have made it through the break stronger or should remain apart.
If the series lasts for two weeks, the final episode is likely to air around 21st August but this is yet to be confirmed.
What is Make Or Break about?
The show sees couples that are going through a rough patch tested as they enjoy spending time together in a paradise environment.
However there will be plenty of drama as the couples are all broken up (put on "a break") upon entry to the resort.
Then, every 24 hours, the contestants and paired with different contestants - while in the final episode the original couples will decide if their relationship is make, or break.
Where is Make Or Break Filmed?
The couples on Make Or Break were whisked away to a sun soaked beach luxury resort in Mexico.
During their stay, the contestants will work through their issues via workshops, challenges and sex therapy under the counsel of sex therapist expert Louise Mazanti.
How many contestants are involved in the series?
The show will consist of eight different couples who are all trying to salvage their relationships - or make them stronger.
A number of those taking part might be recognised - including Scarlett Moffatt ’s ex-boyfreind (and MTV’s Beauty School Cop Outs co-star) Richard Cull, and former The Apprentice contestant David Stevenson.
Who are the couples at the beginning of Make Or Break?
The eight couples are;
Abbi is 24, while Stephen is 32 - and both are from Stevenage.
The couple have been tougher for four years - but took a break when Abbi discovered photos of Stephen with other women while he was on holiday in Las Vegas.
He is an events manager, while she is a hair extension technician - and it sounds like Abbi struggled with the sex therapy segment of making the show.
"The first sexual therapy we had with Louise was the most awkward thing I’ve done in my life! She said, ‘I need you to act out what you want Stephen to do to you in the bedroom’. I could have died! I just broke down crying. I was like, ‘I can’t do this’," she said.
This duo are from Liverpool - with Jess being 21 and Matty being 23.
She is a student, while he is a concierge - but his ‘lack of ambition’ has caused a rift in their romance.
However Matty fears his own insecurities might be risking his relationship with Jess, while she is annoyed that they have ‘constant’ arguments.
Matty sounds quite devoted for former Miss England contestant Jess, saying: "She is very driven, when she wants something she will go for it. She’s motivational- she has helped me get where I am today. She is very good looking."
Dark haired couple Nikita and Che are from Newcastle.
She is a 28-year-old stripper, while he is a 21-year-old engineering apprentice.
They have been together for two years - but he struggles to deal with the knowledge his girlfriend is a stripper, while she gets jealous if he talks to other women.
Nikita revealed she almost quit the show: "on night one I wanted to go home. I didn’t like the fact that I was away from my boyfriend and he was with another girl, Abi, the prettiest girl on the show. I am not insecure but I am a girl and I am jealous. So straight away it was, ‘This is not for me I don’t like it.’"
West Country based lovers Ellie and Connor are from Bristol.
She is a 21-year-old YouTuber while he is a 23-year-old fitness clothing company owner.
While fitness fanatic Connor might be tough, body wise, it is apparently his emotions that will be tested on this new dating show.
It seems Ellie struggled to understand the concept of the show when she was first told she would be going on 'a break' and dating other contestants, explaining: "I am quite ditzy so I thought he meant you are going to be going on dates with your boyfriend, taking it back to square one and go on nice romantic dates to get the spark. I remember thinking, ‘This is going to be great fun, what a great idea!’ Then he went into it further and I thought, ‘Oh my God, other people?’"
Cardiff based Sophii and Richard will see their three-year romance tested in Mexico.
Sophii, 26, works as a bar manager and met Richard, 24, when they both worked in a nightclub (he’s not a Personal Trainer).
TV fans will remember Richard from MTV’s Beauty School Cop Outs - where he enjoyed a brief fling with Scarlett Moffatt.
Sophii revealed the start of her relationship with Richard was really NOT romantic, explaining: "I was his boss and he walked across the room and ignored me. Then he stood out the front and went, ‘Do you do promo?’ I went, ‘No, I’m your boss’. ‘Oh’. I was like, ‘Yeah’. Then he fell in love with me straight away I think."
This couple from Blackburn have already had their relationship tested after Karl had a three-month fling while they were on a break - but Holly is struggling to deal with it.
Holly is 22 and a support worker and UK fighting championships ring girl.
While Karl, 26, works in sales - and the pair have had a romance for four years (but Karl had a three month affair last year).
Holly says she loves her man even though she thinks he is "dumb", adding: "He is so thick. He has no common sense. He needs to use his head, which I say over and over again but I don’t think he is ever going to learn."
Beth is 20-years-old and a student, while David is 27 and works in marketing.
The couple live in Nottingham and have been together for nine months after matching on Tinder (with David suspecting Beth only swiped right after recognising him from TV).
David might look familiar - he was a contestant on The Apprentice back in 2015, but was ‘fired’ by Sir Lord Sugar after the eighth task.
Before appearing on the show, Beth hinted the seven-year age-gap between them was a concern, revealing: "I’m at a different life stage to David. He did mention having children and it just really scared me big time."
This Manchester couple have seen their romance tested by Andy cheating during the course of their four years together.
Ellie is 24 and a legal support worker, while Andy is 23 a student.
Elle has stood by Andy despite him cheating on her 30 times - and it sounds like he is desperate to prove to her he is a changed man.
"There were massive trust issues because I had cheated on her quite a lot in the past. I had stopped doing that but she never really believed it. She would always bring up the past and she never believed that I had stopped so we went on to sort that out," he said.