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Dannii Minogue to host new gay dating show I Kissed A Boy and maybe god loves gays after all

Emily Chudy May 19, 2022
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BBC Three announces new gay dating show hosted by Dannii Minogue

BBC Three announces new gay dating show hosted by Dannii Minogue (BBC Three)

Dannii Minogue is to host new gay dating show I Kissed A Boy in which contestants will be asked to kiss before they even know each other’s names.

The BBC Three reality show will take place in Europe and will see ten single men paired up with a match before they even meet.

The show states: “As soon as they meet, they kiss. No small-talk, no ‘flanter’, just one rom-com worthy moment that might just take their breath away.” Think a drunken night out in G-A-Y without the sticky floors or bad British weather.

Despite the first kisses being set up, the show explains that there will be “dramatic decisions made” and that “everyone is a possible love interest”.

“There are millions of people in the UK looking for love, and I believe love is for everyone,” Dannii Minogue said.

“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!”

The announcement of I Kissed A Boy comes after Love Island bosses claimed they wouldn’t make a queer version of the show because they could not “make it suitable”.

ITV managing director Kevin Lygo said in August last year: “Love Island is a particular thing. It’s about boys and girls coupling up, so if you want to do it as a gay version or you want to widen it, it is discussed and we haven’t yet found a way that would make it suitable for that show.”

Meanwhile in June 2021, ITV commissioner Amanda Stavri told Radio Times that including LGBTQ+ Love Island contestants would present too much of a “logistical difficulty”.

She said: “There’s a sort of logistical difficulty, because although islanders don’t have to be 100 per cent straight, the format must sort of give islanders an equal choice when coupling up.”

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