Fans of wholesome reality TV will be thrilled to learn that we finally have a premiere date for the new season of Beauty And The Geek, and it's much sooner than expected.
The show will return with fan-favourite host Sophie Monk leading a new batch of beauties and geeks on Sunday, July 17 at 7pm on Channel Nine and 9Now.
Promising more laughs and love than last season, fans have already spotted sparks flying between a few of the cast members in a trailer released in June.
One shot showed an unidentified beauty planting a kiss on her geek during a medieval-themed challenge, while another clip revealed a beauty calling her geek "sexy" after his makeover.
So what else does the new season have in store? Sophie's warning viewers to keep the tissues handy.
"I've never felt so passionate about a reality show and I'm so excited for the new season to start," she told Nine.
"This is like no other show I've ever seen, and I love being a part of it. Not only does it make you laugh your arse off, it will also make you cry."
She promised that Aussies will fall in love with the new cast – whose identities haven't been revealed just yet, though we got glimpses of them in the trailer – and says the geeks are downright "adorable".
And she doubled down on the romance that was hinted at in the trailer, adding: "Trust me, there are some major sparks flying around this season. It will be the sweetest thing you'll ever see."
While we don't know exactly who has been cast in the new season, there are a few hints floating around that will help narrow things down.
According to Nine, the geeks are made up of Harry Potter superfans, crypto traders and trainspotters, while the beauties include dancers and… a professional mermaid. Yes, that's a real thing.
Last year's winners Lachlan Mansell and Kiera Johnstone revealed at the TV WEEK Logie awards that even if the new contestants don't find love on the show, there will be plenty of opportunities for them after it airs.
"I have been inundated [with dates], I've got lots of girls sliding into my DMs. I've been on quite a few dates which has been really good, so just having fun," Lachy told TV WEEK.
Bring on the new season!
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