ITV2 has unveiled the cast of singletons appearing in new reality dating show The Cabins.
The twelve singles will be throwing out the rule book and deleting their dating apps as they attempt to find true love.
From the moment they meet the couples immediately move in together, as their date begins in their very own exclusive log cabins, complete with simmering hot tubs and set in beautiful surroundings within the UK.
Nestled together in their intimate cabins, the singletons will have quality time to really get to know their date - all while cameras watch on. From heartfelt moments or declarations of love, to awkward silences and difficult dating conversations, viewers will be able to follow all the antics and find out if the sparks fly or quickly fizzle out.
Having made it through the first 24 hours they then have to decide if they would like to spend more time together - or call it a day and walk away.
The Cabins starts Monday, 4 January at 9PM on ITV2
Meet the cast of The Cabins below...
Job: WAITRESS AND MURDER MYSTERY ACTRESS, PT AND FITNESS MODEL
Sarah says: “I’ve been single for a really long time and kind of got to the point where I feel like there is nobody out there. So I thought, let’s see if TV can help me! It just seems to be fail, after fail, after fail.”
Job: OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR A COFFEE COMPANY
Charlotte says: “I’ve been single for about a year. Having no luck meeting anybody on dating apps. I just thought, I want to meet somebody who doesn’t know anything about me. Has no preconceived ideas, doesn’t know what to expect.”
Job: CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR A MOBILE COMPANY
Olivia hopes The Cabins will help her find her match: “I’m not doing a good job, I’ve been single for 10 months. And it’s just a great experience and opportunity. If I can’t find a man, they’ll do it for me!”
Job: NATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
“Unfortunately, I’ve not had much luck in the past," says Tom of his past relationships. "I’ve had 4 or 5 relationships. The first one lasted 4 years, we had a house and everything. She was ready to settle down and have kids, but I was 21/22 and it was a bit too soon for me.
"After that every year I had a relationship that lasted 10 months to a year, but something would pop up and we’d end up parting ways. So I thought I might as well give something else a try as I’m not doing very well.”
Job: MISS DIAMOND UK / TATTOO APPRENTICE / MODEL
Says Sofia: "My love life is absolutely tragic. I’ve been on lots of dates but they all end terribly. I thought, what better way to get to know a person than being stuck with them for 24 hours? I thought it was a really good idea and I really like the ethos of the show.”
Job: FOOTBALLER / FOOTBALL COACH
Says Mamudo: “I’ve signed up because it’ll be a great opportunity to meet my match in a more natural way; build up a better connection, without people being around, without the distractions you face on the outside world.”
Job: SALES EXECUTIVE
Robyn says: “I’ve been single for four years. I’ve enjoyed the single life, but now I’m ready to find someone. It would be so exciting if I found someone on The Cabins.”
Job: STUDENT STUDYING ARCHITECTURE
From: EAST LONDON
“It’s a once in a lifetime experience," says Abraham of signing up. "What I’m specifically looking for is a partner or a best friend that could lead into that. That department of my life has been extremely unfortunate. It would be nice to just relax and have someone to be my partner, my best friend, my girlfriend at the same time.
"I’ve seen it happen to a lot of my friends, I don’t know when it’s going to happen to me.”
Job: CABIN CREW, MAKE-UP ARTIST AND INFLUENCER
“My love life is an absolute shambles basically," says Holly on signing up. "I don’t have any luck with lads. I’m nice... I just can’t explain it.
"I thought I’d try dating websites. I was so against them until a few months ago. Went on them and lasted a day. On this show we’re not going to know anything about each other and I kind of like that."
Job: PREVIOUSLY WALT DISNEY WORLD, CURRENTLY LOCAL PUB/BINGO HALL
From: NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES
Jess says: "I’ve been single for almost two years. I’ve had a brilliant time. I’m so used to being in a relationship, it was important for me to have that time to figure out who I am.
"I’m really comfortable with myself and the way my life’s going. I just want someone to share my crazy lifestyle with.”
Job: FAMILY RUN ELECTRICAL COMPANY
Will shares: "I’ve been single for three years. I was in a five year relationship before that, she’s really the only girlfriend I’ve had. She wanted to move on, have kids, and I didn’t want to settle down. The first two years of me being single I probably was a bit of a bad boy.
“I’m trying to maybe settle down, but it’s getting harder for me. Trying to find someone who likes me, it’s like trying to stand up in a hammock. I thought this is a good chance to have some fun and hopefully someone who doesn’t judge me. You meet someone now, they instantly research you on Instagram. It’ll just be judging me on the first 24 hours in there.”
JOEL JOSHUA REES
Job: BIN MAN
On why he signed up for the show, Joel says: "Basically struggling to find someone in Swansea. I always say to my mum, I want to find someone outside of Swansea.”
Amani says: "I’m looking for love. I’m out of a long-term relationship, had a bit of a break and now looking for someone new to be a life partner."
Job: SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
Terelle says: “I was totally not serious about dating. I’ve been on online dating apps. It’s hard to make a connection as you don’t really know their true intention. Do they just want friends with benefits, a serious thing... this you get 24-hours to really try and get to know someone.. 24-hours you’ll know if that person is a match for you.”
Job: ESTATE AGENT – LEGAL HELP ADVISOR
Corben says: "My friends said I should give it a go as I’m not a very ‘out there’ person. They said I should apply, so here I am basically.”
"It would be nice to find someone that’s on the same wavelength, looking to settle down and see where things go. I’m not going to get my hopes up. I’m just going to see how it goes."
Rhys shares: “I took the last two years out to focus on me. I am ready to meet someone now. I’m not expecting to meet someone I’ll spend the rest of my life with, but I hope it makes me enjoy dating again.
“Short-term or long-term it would be nice to have someone to make some consistent memories with
Job: EVENTS / MODEL
From: WEST MIDLANDS
On why she signed up for The Cabins, Charlotte H said: "To hopefully be better matched and find love, because the choices I’ve made for myself have not worked out.
“My preferred style of dates is definitely fun games, activities, something interactive, rather than be sat there talking and be bored.”
Job: MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Remi says: “I’m hoping to find someone special to spend the rest of my life with... and I’m certain this is the way to do it.
“I’m hoping for a combination of a relaxed vibe but lots of fun. A couple of drinks and deep chats in between.”
Job: RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT
Curtis says: “It’s a unique environment to meet someone. I’m bored of the apps and I’m looking for someone to get on with really well and do cool things with, adventures, cool dates, fun activities. Like a best bud.”
“I did it on a whim actually," says Daisy of singing up. "I was watching The Office for the first time – Jim and Pam. They’re love, man! That’s what The Cabins can find me, a love like Jim & Pam.”
Job: RUN MY OWN COCKTAIL BUSINESS
Alex says of signing up for The Cabins: “I think it’s a fun and spontaneous way to meet a new boy, someone completely fresh - out of my usual home town.”
Job: MODEL / ACTOR
Asked why he signed up, Nathan shared: “It’s brand new and sounds really fun. To meet someone would be great.
“Full on activities all day and then post lunchtime bring it down a bit. I’d like a fire pit kind of evening, drinks, food. This is completely different to what I usually do. I don’t go away with people full stop. As I haven’t felt that comfortable, so this is the complete opposite.”
Job: PROFESSIONAL DANCER AND TEACHER
Says Eden: "I’ve signed up for a different dating experience. I’ve been single now for six months. I’ve tried the dating apps. Definitely had too many dates with people I work with. I’m looking to meet someone different to my usual type and finding a genuine connection.”
Job: SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING AND PART-TIME AT MUSIC STUDIO
Jordan says: “I’m doing my first date on TV. It’s the first real chance I’ve had of dating someone. I didn’t really do clubbing. A lot of the people I know from social media are either work related or friends. So it’s the first opportunity I’ve had to date really.
“I’m looking for a laugh, to have fun with someone and be myself around. Just someone I can be me around to be honest. That’s all you can ask for.”
Job: TRAINEE HAIRDRESSER
Ashleigh says: “I’ve signed up to The Cabins because I’m fed up of dating apps – I just don’t think they work. I want to try something new, have a fresh start. The Cabins is just going to be undisturbed time, I’m really going to get to know my date!
“I really want to find a nice guy, somebody who knows what they want, a genuine person who’s not going to mess me around, someone who is a good laugh. Not much to ask, I don’t think!”
Job: LAND BUYER
Asked why he signed up, Stuart shared: “I just thought it would be a bit of fun and eventually meet a girl. I’m hoping to have lots of fun, lots of laughs and just be myself and enjoy it.”
Job: CARD MACHINE MERCHANT
Yani says: "I’d like to meet someone down to earth, a bit like myself and just try in a new way rather than online.
“I’m looking for someone funny, confident, here for a good time.”
Job: BARISTA / STUDYING TO BE A CHIROPRACTOR
From: FINLAND, LIVING IN CARDIFF
Asked why she signed up, Loviisa shared: "I thought it would be a good way to meet someone. I’ve been single for quite a while, I haven’t really met anyone that I like, so thought I’d try something new."
Job: BRIDAL WEAR DESIGNER, FIRST MS GREAT BRITAIN IN 2020
April says: “I do such a terrible job of dating. I can’t find anyone suitable for myself, so I thought I’d leave it to some professionals to see if they can have a go."
From: WINCHESTER, LIVES IN LONDON
Ryan says: “I love the concept of spending 24 hours with someone, not knowing who that person is and then getting surprised with someone that you either love or hate. I’ve done online dating before. With the apps, you’ve already got to know someone, you’ve got to know them through the pictures, this eliminates all of that. This is diving into the mystery of the unknown.
“I’m looking for someone that I really gel with and click with, we both share the same sense of humour and, equally, someone I’m attracted to physically, that’s important.”
Job: PERSONAL TRAINER
Clinton says: “I signed up to The Cabins because it’s a new experience for me and hopefully I’ll meet the girl of my dreams. I’d like a date that’s fun, exciting and maybe something different, that I’ve not done before."
Job: MODEL CONSULTANT
Katrina says: “I’m hoping that this new way of dating will help me to find real love that will last longer than a year. I do have a curse of relationships that last a year."
Job: RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT
Adebayo says: "Ultimately I’m looking to find love and find someone amazing and give me amazing memories for the rest of my life."
On what he's looking for on the show, Adebayo shares: “Fun dates. Something a bit romantic, chilled, exciting, maybe something a bit competitive as well so we can see what we’re like working together and working against each other.”
Job: SINGER / SONGWRITER AND MASSAGE THERAPIST
“I’ve been single for two and a half years and I think it’s about time I put myself out there a bit. See if there’s hope of love," Nina says of signing up for The Cabins.
On what she's looking for in a date, Nina adds: "Somebody who is excited for life as I am. Someone I can get to know and have fun with.
“I love a good old meaningful chat, so some deep conversation, hot tub talks would be great as well. Maybe some walks in nature as well.”
Job: COSTUME SUPERVISOR AND CHARACTER STYLIST
Andras says: “I came to have fun, to maybe meet someone, hopefully meet someone and just seize this ridiculous opportunity that someone has given me.”
On what he's looking for in a date, Andras shares: “Someone who is really kind and sweet and solid. My life is quite fast paced working in film and theatre – it would be nice to have someone to ground me in reality.
“You want someone who you can have fun with and get out and have a laugh and do crazy things with and then you also want to have someone you can cuddle at 11pm and talk about everything and anything in the world.”
Job: BUILD A BEAR / UNIVERSITY STUDENT
From: SOMERSET, LIVES IN GREENWICH
Liam says: "I signed up to The Cabins for an experience as well as getting a better understanding of dating – I don’t date a lot. The intent is to find someone that I’m really interested in.
"I want a connection. I’m looking for someone who is fun, outgoing, someone that’s like me - but hotter.”
The Cabins continues weeknights at 9PM on ITV2 and is available to catch up on the ITV Hub.