When does FBOY Island premiere?
As for season two, while there's no official release date confirmed just yet, it will arrive to BINGE sometime in 2024.
Who is the cast of FBOY Island?
Season one saw Molly O’Halloran, Ziara Rae and Sophie Blackley navigate the dating pool together, with both Molly and Ziara leaving the show having formed a genuine connection with their winning love interest.
Both couples are still in committed long-term relationships, but more on that here.
Casting for season two has now commenced and BINGE invites single women and men across Australia to apply for their chance to take part by heading over here.
Why was there controversy about FBOY Island?
You might want to grab a snack for this one.
Basically, it all started after Abbie called out fellow former Bachelor star Brittany Hockley for partaking in "slut-shaming" comments towards her while on the radio with Kyle Sandilands (more on that here). Brittany then released a statement which didn't sit well with Abbie, who criticised the podcast host's "internalised misogyny".
Then, Brittany's close friend, and co-host of the podcast Life Uncut, Laura Byrne chimed in to defend her friend and take aim at Abbie.
“Talks about dismantling the patriarchy,” Laura wrote on Instagram. “[But] announces that they are hosting F-Boy Island. A show that encourages men to lie to women and manipulate their emotions in order to win a cash prize.”
“That is enough internet for me today,” Laura added, before posting: “The absolute hypocrisy."
She continued: “For clarity, F-Boy Island is a series that already exists in the US. The New Zealand franchise cast a man (because they didn’t do background checks) who suffocated a woman and lured her into his house to have sex with her. It doesn't matter this is the AU version, it is a franchise I would never associate myself with - as a feminist.”
Abbie was quick to address the situation on her own stories, saying: "There are so many elements of the show that do not do that (encourage men to lie to women) - I can't say what they are because they are surprises. But I can tell you, it is not that.
"I would not sign up for the show if that was the premise of the show, Laura. So I think you need to maybe address what your co-host did rather than trying to retaliate in this very passive aggressive weird way - at least tag me babe."
She continued: "I can guarantee that this show is not about that. The FBoys will be in trouble from me and they will get what they deserve and also, hopefully, we will reform some FBoys as they have in the U.S. series multiple times.
Abbie then spoke to her followers, saying: "Don't let the name fool you and don't let someone who's trying to retaliate fool you as well."
Where to watch FBOY Island?
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