When Temptation Island first aired in January 2001, it was a huge hit with more than 16 million people tuning in for the series premiere. The show was incredibly controversial as it sent unmarried couples to a Caribbean island to be tempted by attractive singles who were picked specifically to tempt them. For the show’s first season, there were four couples – Andy Lukei and Shannon Roghair, Kaya Wittenberg and Valerie Penso, Taheed Watson and Ytossie Patterson, and Billy Cleary and Mandy Lauderdale – all of whom stayed together in the end. Since the show has been revamped and will be airing shortly, reminisce on the original series with the 12 things you didn’t know about Temptation Island:
12. Producers Knew About Ytossie and Taheed’s Child
After the show aired in 2001, Ytossie and Taheed, the show’s most quarrelsome couple who were removed to a different part of the island after it was revealed that they had a young son together, claimed that producers knew that the couple had a child and were coached by producers to not discuss it. According to Ytossie, she brought along a photo album of their child to Belize and showed it some of her dates.