BBC Three Reveals New Gay Dating Show


BBC Three has unveiled the new gay dating show I Kissed a Boy (w.t.), to be hosted by singer and TV personality Dannii Minogue.

The eight-part reality series will send ten single men to Europe to find their “Mr. Right.” Before they arrive, though, they will be paired up with their strongest match and, as soon as the two meet, they kiss.

I Kissed a Boy is being produced by Twofour, part of ITV Studios. Executive producers are Louise Hutchinson, David Brindley and Dan Gray, with Francesca Kybert serving as production executive. Global distribution is being handled by ITV Studios.

“There are millions of people in the U.K. looking for love,” said Minogue. “And I believe love is for everyone. So I am so thrilled for a gay dating show to be entering the sea of other dating shows that have existed on TV for years. I have been a staunch ally of the LGBTQ+ community for as long as I can remember. My close friends know that my dream job title would be ‘Cupid,’ so this gives me that flutter-of-love feeling inside too, just to be a part of it. Let’s hope there is love, sealed with a kiss!”

“We’re thrilled to be bringing this exciting reality event to BBC Three and iPlayer and to shine a bright light on gay dating,” said David Brindley, chief creative officer of Twofour. “This series will revel in telling stories we don’t always hear of, witness heartwarming new relationships blossom and celebrate inclusivity from start to finish.”

Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC Three, added, “I Kissed a Boy is a brilliant new show in the dating space that we think has huge potential for BBC Three. We hope our audience will love the heady mix of drama and heartwarming romance that we know the series will bring.”