Tempting Fortune Renewed by Channel 4


Channel 4 has recommissioned Tempting Fortune for a second season, with Paddy McGuinness returning to host.

The first season of Tempting Fortune was one of Channel 4’s most successful new launches last year and was one of the most-watched shows of 2023 for audiences 16 to 34 on Channel 4’s free streaming service. The 8×1-hour series is made by Voltage TV and GroupM Motion Entertainment and sold by Cineflix Rights.

In the bumper second run, a brand-new batch of contestants will be dropped into a tropical jungle location to take part in the ultimate test of willpower and honesty. Spending a number of days out in the wild, they will be provided with only basic rations and survival gear. The real test is not survival; it’s avoiding the numerous temptations thrown at them that could turn their insect-ridden jungle stay into the luxurious tropical trip of a lifetime.

McGuinness said: “Last series was full of backstabbing, betrayal and sheer determination… but this time there are added twists! I’m so excited to be back for an even bigger series, putting a new set of brave, daring and cunning contestants into the hot and sticky jungle to see whether anyone can make it to the end without taking my temptations.”

Steve Handley, head of reality and entertainment at Channel 4, said: “Tempting Fortune has all the hallmarks of a classic Channel 4 format. It’s the smart and mischievous love child of an adventure series and a reality show that tests free will and human nature, often with hilarious consequences. I can’t wait to see if our next batch of recruits can resist the irresistible temptations that Paddy has to offer them in the jungle.”

Genna Gibson, commissioner editor for reality and entertainment at Channel 4, said: “It is brilliant news that Voltage and Paddy McGuiness are once again teaming up to lead another bunch of unsuspecting personalities into temptation and, with that, delivering Channel 4 another series of this exciting new format. Building upon the success of the first series, our new tropical jungle location will provide an even more challenging backdrop for our intrepid but somewhat unlikely explorers to dodge or succumb to what their hearts most desire, and I, for one, can’t wait to see what transpires.”