The station hosted its own Power Couple auditions in February 2015 with five shortlisted couples who participated in a range of physical and couples' challenges on Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth.
"Banfield and De Andrade are from Port Elizabeth and the only unmarried couple in the house. This confident pair have been dating for three years and are both bubbly, outgoing and active - and they are clearly smitten with each other and very much in love. It was these qualities that got our attention when casting them in the show", says M-Net's Publicity Manager, Ingrid Engelbrecht.
"After winning the Algoa FM leg of the auditions, the couple was fast-tracked to the final round of the audition phase. Banfield and De Andrade immediately got our attention when we did our local auditions and are proud that they have come this far in representing Port Elizabeth on this exciting new reality show", says Algoa FM's Marketing Manager, Toinette Koumpan.
The station's local auditions included physical challenges on the beach that tested and showcased the couples' connection.
"A total of sixteen couples were shortlisted at the final audition phase in Cape Town and only eight couples will share the luxurious villa in Camps Bay, Cape Town. Their relationship will be tested through a series of tough and spectacular challenges", says Engelbrecht.
The winning couple stands the chance to win over R1m in cash.
"We're thrilled that the Eastern Cape is represented in the show, as we've seen before there is a lot of passion and personality that comes out of the Friendly City and surrounds", says Engelbrecht.