Sun offers £50,000 to the first straight couple to have sex on UK Big Brother.

Sun offers £50,000 to the first straight couple to have sex on UK Big Brother.
The tabloid newspaper The Sun is offering £50,000 to the first couple to have sex on the UK’s new Big Brother. The offer doesn’t apply to a gay couple, however, and whether or not sex actually occurred will be decided by a reader phone poll. According to The Guardian, the Australian, Belgian, Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish versions of the series all featured sex, but the UK (and US) versions remain chaste. The fourth season of the show debuts Friday on Channel 4.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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