Adam Zkt. Eva

Adam Zkt. Eva (Adam zoekt Eva, Dutch for Adam seeks Eve) is a Dutch reality television relationship show produced by Reinout Oerlemans which first aired in 2014, on RTL 5. The show's novelty is that all participants are naked, with an additional twist in that a second candidate (also naked) is introduced halfway through the program to compete for the main character's affections. Presenter and former model Nicolette Kluijver, who left BNN, hosts the program.[1] Season 1 of the show contained 8 episodes, and was shot in the Pacific Ocean, on Mogo Mogo Island of the Pearl Islands, Panama.[2] Season 2 also contained 8 episodes,[3] and was shot on Matinloc Island, Palawan, the Philippines.

Adam Zkt. Eva
Genrereality television
dating show
Presented byNicolette Kluijver
Theme music composerMartijn Schimmer
Country of originNetherlands
Original languageDutch
Production companyReinout Oerlemans
Original networkRTL 5
Original releaseMarch 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)

Because of its depiction of nudity the show attracted controversy.[4][5] A reviewer for de Volkskrant was not impressed and called it just another dating show (instead of the advertised "unique love experiment").[6] Tweets by Dutch TV personalities expressed mainly surprise.[7]

International versionsEdit

The format has been sold to producers in various European countries.

A Spanish version Adán y Eva, shot in Croatia and hosted by Mónica Martínez, premiered on Cuatro on 21 October 2014.[8] The show was renewed for a second season, which was shot in the Philippines.[9]

The German adaptation Adam sucht Eva premiered on 28 August 2014 on RTL Television. The six episodes of the first season were shot on Tikehau and hosted by Nela Lee.

A French version Adam recherche Ève premiered on 3 March 2015 on D8 and hosted by Caroline Ithurbide.

A Danish version Adam og Eva shot in Greece started to air on 21 January 2015 on TV3.

A Finnish adaptation Aatami etsii Eevaa also shot in Greece premiered on 6 April 2015 on Nelonen.

DeeJay TV produced in autumn 2015 the Italian version as L'isola di Adamo ed Eva, with Vladimir Luxuria as host.

Hungarian Ádám keresi Évát was broadcast in eight episodes on Viasat 3 from April 25 to June 10, 2016.

Portuguese "Adão e Eva" was broadcast in eight episodes on the SIC Radical Portuguese channel from April 2016.

Region/Country Name Channel Premiere Presenter(s)
  Germany Adam sucht Eva RTL 28 August 2014 Nela Lee
  Spain Adán y Eva Cuatro 21 October 2014 Mónica Martínez
  Denmark Adam og Eva TV3 21 January 2015 Julie Zangenberg
  France Adam recherche Ève D8 3 March 2015 Caroline Ithurbide
  Finland Aatami etsii Eevaa Nelonen 6 April 2015 Noora Hautakangas
  Norway Adam søker Eva TVNorge 17 September 2015 ?
  Italy L'isola di Adamo ed Eva DeeJay TV 7 October 2015 Vladimir Luxuria
  Hungary Ádám keresi Évát Viasat 3 25 April 2016 ?
  Portugal Adão e Eva SIC Radical April 2016 -

Voice overs and subtitlesEdit

The original Dutch version with a Polish voice-over titled Adam szuka Ewy (Polish for Adam seeks Eve) debuted on Polish TLC on February 3, 2015.[2]

The original Dutch version with English subtitles began broadcasting in Australia on SBS2 on 13 March 2015 as "Adam Looking for Eve", and was rebroadcast starting in May 2016.

The original Dutch version with Portuguese subtitles began broadcasting in Portugal on SIC Radical in April 2016 as "Adam Looking for Eve", with the second season being broadcast in May.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Breure, Bernice (24 February 2014). "Nicolette Kluijver toch naakt". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "O programie" (in Polish). TLC. Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved 6 Feb 2015.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Controversieel nieuw tv-format: Vrouwen die in de natuur bevallen".
  5. ^ "Dít zijn de eerste drie BN'ers die meedoen aan Adam ZKT. Eva VIPS!". 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ Geelen, Jean-Pierre (5 March 2014). "Adam zkt Eva is veel te schamel aangekleed om lang te boeien". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  7. ^ "BN'ers grappen over Adam Zkt Eva". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 4 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  8. ^ Redondo, David (20 October 2014). "Los desnudos llegan a Cuatro; el sexo, no". Cadena SER. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Una isla virgen de Filipinas, nuevo destino paradisíaco para 'Adán y Eva'". Cuatro. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.

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