The new series of ITV2 series Survival of The Fittest kick-started last night (Sunday, 11 February 2018).
From the producers of 2017’s Love Island there were some big expectations placed onto the shoulders of a show dubbed ‘the Winter version of Love Island’.
However, episode one came with mixed reactions from Twitter. And by mixed, we mean hilarious.
Slating the host of model-esc contestants for their same-same muscular physiques and bright white teeth, social media ripped into Survival of The Fittest without mercy.
The show will air on ITV2 at 9pm EVERY night this working week, although it already looks unlikely that our Great British public will connect with the personalities as much as they did with the likes of Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow, Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay.
Then again, 90% of us said we wouldn’t get into Love Island – two months later and we were all totally addicted.
1. Expectation v Reality
What we were all expecting:
Winter themed, cottage, snow, pairing up, a winter love island
What we got:
Idiot guys. Confusion. Fake ass people. #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— lia (@btwitslia) February 11, 2018
2. Everyone in the UK right now
that was the most tragic hour and a half of my life and if you think I'm going to watch this every night for the next 3 weeks then u are absolutely right #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— lew (@lookingforlewys) February 11, 2018
3. And we mean EVERYONE
this is tragic… I’ll for sure watch the entire series though #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— frankie penwill (@frankiepenwill) February 11, 2018
4. My name’s Tristan and I use charcoal toothpaste
The amount of teeth whitening posts Tristan is gonna get with them bad boys is gonna be ridiculous #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— SHAQ 🐝 (@InkedUpSHAQ) February 11, 2018
5. We want Linda!
#SurvivalOfTheFittest wtf are they all models?? I wanna see Linda that’s works at Tesco.
— Liam (@liamandrewscmb) February 11, 2018
6. Or even Tim from Wiltshire
So predictable that every one of the contestants are model based 🙄 not as if Tim’s gonna rock up ‘I’m Tim, I’m 38 and I’m a bin man from Wiltshire’ #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— S a m m e y (@sammeyyy20) February 11, 2018
7. On a budget . . .
This is like the pound shop version of love island 🤮 #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— olivia (@olivialporter) February 11, 2018
8. Well that got serious quick
The norm is now to have fake boobies, fake eyelashes, fake hair and fake lips. Bring back natural beauty, all gals look the same nowadays 😔 what has society done to us?! #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— BECKIE LOUISE RYAN (@lifeofbeckie) February 11, 2018
9. Can you stop copying Marcel, please
is ‘I’m Danny Dyer’s daughter’ going to be the new ‘I was in the blazing squad’ #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Benny (@Beno_ldn) February 11, 2018
None of the girls are that attractive. Bodies from bay watch. Faces from crime watch 😂🤦🏻♂️ #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— George Hayes (@Gdubz360) February 11, 2018
10. So you mean you stack shelves
All the people on #SurvivalOfTheFittest trying to make there job roles not sound normal. I’m a telecommunication expert for an insurance firm (receptionist at Halifax).
— Ciaran McCaul (@CiaranMcCaul92) February 11, 2018
11. Even the TV present isn’t safe
That Laura is actually Tesco Value Caroline Flack 😂 #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Tosin [LTC] (@TosinAFC) February 11, 2018
12. Unbearable . . .
Watched #SurvivalOfTheFittest for 6 minutes and I’ve cringed 2728484 times already
— naya (@itsClaudiaNaya) February 11, 2018
13. This is 100% going to happen
Can’t wait to buy protein powders with code JENNY10 in a few weeks #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Liv (@0mlff) February 11, 2018
14. Shut up and just look at their bodies!
ok 5 minutes in I'm so confused as to what this show is, is it love island? is it a game show? why is it boys vs girls? do they couple up? would help if they explained lol #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— lew (@lookingforlewys) February 11, 2018
15. Tristan is getting pied
Girls are only good for Netflix & chill 😂 is this guy even old enough to have a Netflix account? #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Nicola (@NicKearns) February 11, 2018
16. Badly . . .
— Mitch (@m1tch23) February 11, 2018
17. Reality TV stars in 2018 be like
Their instagrams in a couple weeks are gunna be full of protein bar offers and teeth whiteners 😂#SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Dan Williams (@Dan_Williams_98) February 11, 2018
18. The pain is real
I feel like it’s a survival for me to continue watching this programme #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Jiords✌🏾 (@jiordss) February 11, 2018
19. Hardcore egg and spoon racing
Feels like I just watched the worst School Sports day EVER #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Marie Wyles (@mariewyles) February 11, 2018
20. Everybody on Tia’s conversation about her gender
I don’t understand what she just said, what’s up with her #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— princess (@TiaToldYouSo) February 11, 2018
21. Then there’s this
Only Danny Dyer would call his daughter Dani Dyer #SurvivalOfTheFittest
— Brendan Thomas (@BrendanThomas_) February 11, 2018
What is Survival of The Fittest about?
Survival of The Fittest follows a group of young, hot singletons competing against one other physically, mentally and of course, romantically.
In the ultimate battle of the sexes, a team of girls and a team of boys go head-to-head in a series of challenges to determine which sex wins.
TWIST: Living under the sweltering sun and together in “The Lodge” means romantic relationships could easily get in the way.
Will the girls put sisters before misters and will the boys choose mates over dates? Or will competitors end the night in bed with the enemy?
To find out more about the cast of Survival of Fittest – read this next.