'Paradise Hotel' goes global
13:05 BST, Tuesday 7th October 2003 -- by Neil Wilkes
The format to FOX's breakthrough summer hit Paradise Hotel has been sold to ten countries around the world.
The show - which puts eleven young singles in an exclusive resort and encourages them to "hook up or go home" - was originally lined up for an eight-week stint on FOX but strong ratings in the key 18-49 demographic ensured an extension by six weeks.
The new deals mean the programme will be seen internationally in countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Korea, Singapore and South Africa.
FOX has yet to comment on whether it will return for a second run later this season.