Abbie Chatfield will host the local edition of reality dating competition “FBoy Island” when it screens on Binge in 2023.
The 10-episode series relies on the trope of “nice guys” versus “FBoys”, and women’s quest to uncover who falls into which category.
It will feature three women “on their quest to find love”. Some of the men, meanwhile, will also be “looking for love” (the “nice guys”), while the remainder are self-proclaimed “FBoys” who are only there to play the game and take home the cash prize.
“FBoy Island” is being produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia (WBITVP) for Foxtel’s entertainment streaming service Binge.
It is casting now, ahead of its premiere in 2023.
Alison Hurbert-Burns, Binge’s executive director, praised Chatfield’s media and entertainment chops.
“We are thrilled to announce that Abbie Chatfield will be hosting “FBoy Island”, and are looking forward to bringing Binge viewers this exciting new dating show in 2023, adding to our slate of the world’s best reality shows,” she said.
“Abbie is a bright talent who is making waves in the media and entertainment industry with her electric personality and unfiltered opinions and will be a great addition to the show.”
Chatfield added: “I am so excited to be hosting “Fboy Island” in 2023 and can’t wait to work on a dating show that encourages women to work together and support each other in the pursuit of finding love, and separating those charming FBoys from the lovely nice guys.”
Foxtel announced it had picked up the U.S. format at its Upfronts event earlier this year.
The show has run for two seasons in the U.S. via HBO Max.
Chatfield, meanwhile, has been steadily increasing her media commitments in recent years.
She hosts the “Hot Nights with Abbie Chatfield” radio show across SCA’s Hit Network. Her podcast “It’s A Lot” also sits within SCA’s Listnr.
In television, she is a panellist on Channel 10’s “The Masked Singer”, hosted a pilot for 10 Play’s Pilot Week “Abbie Chats”, and previously fronted the “Love Island After Party” talk show for the Nine Network.