BBC Three announces new gay dating show hosted by Dannii Minogue

BBCThree has announced I Kissed a Boy (working title), a brand new dating showproduced by Twofour and hosted by singer, TV star and LGBTQ+ ally DanniiMinogue.

Thiseight-part reality event follows ten single men as they head to Europe to findtheir Mr Right, and it all starts with a kiss. Before they arrive, the guyswill be paired up with their strongest match and as soon as they meet, theykiss. No small-talk, no ‘flanter’, just one rom-com worthy moment that mightjust take their breath away.

But,in this show where preconceptions will be challenged and dramatic decisionsmade, everyone is a possible love interest. Over the course of the serieswe’ll find out whose spark will ignite, whose eyes might wander, and whowill end up together in the ultimate summer of love.

DanniiMinogue said: “There are millions of people in the UK looking for love. And Ibelieve love is for everyone. So I am so thrilled for a gay dating show to beentering the sea of other dating shows that have existed on TV for years. Ihave been a staunch ally of the LGBTQ+ community for as long as I canremember. 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 ofit. Let’s hope there is love, sealed with a kiss!”

David Brindley, Chief Creative Officer, Twofour, said: "We're thrilled tobe bringing this exciting reality event to BBC Three and iPlayer, and to shinea bright light on gay dating. This series will revel in telling stories wedon't always hear of, witness heart-warming new relationships blossom andcelebrate inclusivity from start to finish."

FionaCampbell, Controller, BBC Three, said: “I Kissed a Boy is a brilliant new showin the dating space that we think has huge potential for BBC Three. We hope ouraudience will love the heady mix of drama and heart-warming romance that we knowthe series will bring.”

Theseries is commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, Head of PopularFactual and Factual Entertainment, Catherine Catton, the commissioning editoris Max Gogarty. The executive producers are Louise Hutchinson, David Brindleyand Dan Gray. The Production Executive is Francesca Kybert. Twofour is part ofITV Studios. Global distribution is being handled by ITV Studios.