The Cabins stars Sarah Hutchinson and Charlotte Taundry have applauded the ITV dating show for ‘normalising’ LGBT+ love.
The dating series throws two singletons into swanky, remote log cabins together, where they have to decide if they want to stay past the first 24 hours.
The lovebirds met on the first series, which aired at the beginning of the month, and quickly became inseparable, holding hands in bed on their first night.
Charlotte and Sarah – dubbed Charah – eventually left their temporary accommodation as an ‘exclusive couple’.
Since returning home, their romance has blossomed even more, revealing on Sunday’s reunion episode that they had both dropped the ‘L bomb’.
Viewers watching their love story unfold were delighted that producers had included LGBT+ contestants – something that shows like Love Island have failed to portray.
And, chatting to Metro.co.uk ahead of the reunion airing, Sarah heaped praise on bosses for recruiting an inclusive cast.
‘We actually love the fact that it was normalised, they didn’t make a big deal out of us being a gay couple,’ she told us. ‘That wasn’t any headlines, that wasn’t… it was just normalised. It made me really happy.
‘Everything else about the show, as well, I keep saying about the fact that everyone has tattoos, there’s such a big variation and it’s just normal life and dating, how everything normally is.’
Sarah also explained they were thrilled by the positive reaction from viewers over their romance.
‘Honestly the feedback and how people have been with us, is absolutely amazing. So good,’ she continued.
Charlotte agreed, teasing that we’ll be seeing a lot more from the couple in the future.
‘We didn’t expect it to be how it’s been with the both of us,’ she said. ‘We’ve got quite a few new followers from it, we’ve got people messaging us every day asking if we’re still together.
‘We settled into like normal life real quickly. We’re like a married couple at night, we sit in bed, and will be like gushy, and romantic to each other.
‘We’re watching TV in matching pyjamas, we turn the TV off and go to sleep. We’ve just settled into normal life straightaway.
‘[In the future] We’re going to make a YouTube channel, we’re gonna call it the Charah show, we’ve been working on that throughout lockdown, filming content together.’
At a time where programmes are constantly being halted and delayed over the coronavirus pandemic, the Cabins has been the perfect antidote to real life.
The series also proves that dating shows can take place during the global health crisis, while providing everyone watching at home a much-needed distraction.
Charlotte and Sarah are currently living together, going from their cosy cabin to the real world by each other’s side.
Speaking about how their romance has been impacted by Covid, they have been keeping a positive mindset, and joked that they wouldn’t have met without the virus.
‘Obviously we can’t just up and meet people, as soon as you meet people, you have to stay with them or you can’t meet them all,’ Sarah added.
‘We certainly wouldn’t have been able to meet each other if that wasn’t the case.
‘We’re like, we hate Covid, but at the same time I don’t think we’d meet each other.
‘Any future plans that we’ve made, whenever we speak about it, it involves each other, it’s as if we’ve been together our whole lives.’
Total couple goals.
Credit: Original article published here.