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EXCLUSIVE: Too Hot to Handle's Aussie star Harry says his "Mum told me to shag everyone!"

Clearly she didn't know the point of the show. Bless!

By Emma Shepherd
Not yet familiar with the name Harry Jowsey?
Well, clearly you haven't binged Netflix's new dating show Too Hot To Handle!
The series sees 10 flirty singletons flown to a Mexican villa, but there's a catch – if they get down and dirty with one another, the saucy culprits are fined and the amount is deducted from the cash prize of $100,000!
And while most parents would happily avoid watching their child hooking up on the telly, Harry tells NW his mum Mel actually encouraged him to get hot and heavy on screen!
"She's my absolute biggest fan!" says Harry, 23.
"She told me that I had to go and shag all the chicks. I was like, 'Mum, I'm trying to be a good boy here!'"
Here, the Brisbane-based larrikin dishes more deets about the sizzling show...
"My charm definitely comes from my old man," Harry tells NW. Source: Netflix
Hi, Harry! So we know you're mum was OK with you getting flirty on TV, but what about your father?
My dad has been super-supportive. He loves it!
You're quite the ladies' man. Do you get that from him?
Oh, yeah! The charm definitely comes from my old man. He's my best friend. I was a tall string-bean kid in high school – just all skinny legs.
But as soon as I turned 16, I hit the gym, bulked up a bit and started to feel more confident in myself.
"It literally took within minutes to have sex afte we left the retreat. Francesca Farago and I got a hotel room and it was on! I called room service and told them to bring up four bottles of wine, we're going to have a party!" The Brissie-born hunk spills. Source: Netflix
What's it like watching yourself on TV?
It's stressful, having an argument or something on screen and having to relive that. Even though I did make a bit of a dick of myself, I did take a step back and grow from all the mistakes I've made.
Are the cast really into sex as much as it appears or was it scripted?
I think everyone in there just loves a good clapping.
Bryce, I hung out with him so much so many times outside of the show and he had my jaw on the floor with how many women he actually sleeps with. I was like, "Dude, you were not this person on the show!"
He came in so soft and sweet and then you see him in real life on his boat with girls coming back and forth. He does damage. His roster is impeccable.
He's got the most insane routine to impress women, he's got magic tricks, he plays piano, he sings. He had 60 women on his boat once and he started playing the piano and the girls were like moths to a lamp!
"Mum my absolute biggest fan!" says Harry, 23. "She told me that I had to go and shag all the chicks. I was like, 'Mum, I'm trying to be a good boy here!'" Source: Instagram
How long did it take you to have sex after you left the retreat?
Within minutes. Francesca and I got a hotel room and it was on!
I called room service and told them to bring up four bottles of wine, we're going to have a party!
Tell us about the audition process?
It was so strenuous – about two to four months long. The shortlist was around 10,000 people.
They asked about my dating history and I did a few video chats.
Then I flew to Sydney and had a coffee with someone in production just to make sure I wasn't a catfish!
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