If you’ve always loved the alliances and hookups of MTV’s The Challenge, but wished it was a little more upscale and in exotic locales like The Bachelor, then you’re in luck. The E! gods have granted your wish with their upcoming reality series, Escape Club, which sees hot singles ditch their real lives for an almost too-good-to-be-true getaway.
The setup is pretty intriguing. Twelve young people, mostly in their 20s, are yanked from their unfulfilled lifestyles and jetted to the gorgeous beaches of the Dominican Republic. Some hate their jobs, others are trying to escape a bad relationship, all want to “re-ignite their passions.”
In a surprise curveball, the “escapees” are only notified last minute of their casting, leaving them little time to tell their family and friends they’re outtie 5000 for an undisclosed amount of time. Oh yea, and once they’re on-island, they have no further contact with the mainland — that includes social media, calls home, the whole kit and kaboodle.
As you can tell by now, not all is as it seems. As the synopsis teases, “The island has some surprises in store for each one and once they arrive” — this sounds eerily like Lost! There are plenty of beach lounging and fun activities, and, of course, romance — but there’s also strategizing, scheming, and surprise visits from those left back home. “Secrets will be revealed, bombs will be dropped, and tears will be shed,” E! reveals. Count us in!
If the concept isn’t enough to drag you in, maybe the dozen hotties involved will. Among those headed to the DR are a lawyer/stripper (seriously — and he’s male!), a former NFL hopeful, a fashion designer, and a nursing assistant. Plus, there’s (of course) a model and a Vegas cocktail waitress. Talk about an eclectic crew.
Catch a sneak peek below!
Escape Club premieres on June 8 at 10 p.m. ET on E!.
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