I Kissed a Girl: Follow up series to the UK’s first gay dating show I Kissed a Boy, announced
Dannii Minogue is back to play Cupid - and this time, she's swooping in to help girls who like girls
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BBC Three has announced I Kissed A Girl, the second series following I Kissed A Boy, which is currently airing on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer and is produced by Twofour. It will be hosted again by pop icon and LGBTQ+ ally Dannii Minogue.
Following the groundbreaking launch of the UK's first ever gay dating show with over 500k viewers across all screens after 7 days for the first episode and receiving rave reviews lauding the series as ‘a reality gamechanger’ (Variety) and ‘relatable’ and ‘historic’ (The Guardian), I Kissed A Boy has captured the hearts of audiences across the UK and is described as ‘a refreshing addition to the reality dating canon’ (Attitude). Now, Dannii Minogue is back to play Cupid - and this time, she's swooping in to help girls who like girls!
In this bumper ten part series, 10 single girls are matched up, and meet for the first time...with a kiss. No chat. No messages. Just one kiss to test their chemistry straight away. Will their kiss be sweet and pure? Passionate and wild? And ultimately, will that first kiss lead to love? Let's find out as Dannii Minogue throws open the doors to a beautiful location perfect for the ultimate summer of love.
Before they arrive, the girls are matched up based on what they're looking for in a partner. After meeting their match for the first time with a kiss, they're encouraged to give their new relationship a good shot. However, the girls must ultimately do what's right for them, because everyone is a possibility in this love game.
I Kissed A Girl will serve drama, smash stereotypes, and promise more twists and turns than ever.
Louise Hutchinson, Head of Entertainment at Twofour says: "It was a privilege and a pleasure to meet season one's charismatic cast of boys and I'm delighted that we have the opportunity to pass the baton to girls this time. I can't wait to see how they bring their own unique energy to the series, while flying the flag for the LGBTQ+ community. We couldn't be more proud to be sharing their stories."
Dannii Minogue says: “After showing love truly is for everyone with I Kissed A Boy, I am thrilled to have the chance to be Cupid again for girls in this second series. I’m so excited to see if we can find more connections, chemistry and hopefully love sealed with a kiss – here come the girls!”
Fiona Campbell, Controller for Youth Audiences, BBC Three and BBC iPlayer says: “I Kissed A Girl will follow our brilliant first series I Kissed A Boy, which is the first gay dating show in the UK, bringing another fresh perspective on the LGBTQ+ dating space. We hope audiences are enjoying the series currently airing on BBC Three and are excited for what the next series will have in store.”
Casting is now open for the series. Applicants can apply via the BBC Take Part website or an online application form.
Transmission details will follow in due course. I Kissed A Boy is available on BBC iPlayer now and the special one-off reunion show lands on BBC iPlayer on Sunday 11 June.
I Kissed A Girl (9x45’ plus 1x45’ reunion episode) is commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller for Youth Audiences, BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, Head of Factual Entertainment and Events, Catherine Catton and the commissioning editor is Max Gogarty. The executive producers are Louise Hutchinson, David Brindley and Dan Gray. The Production Executive is Francesca Kybert. Twofour is part of ITV Studios.
Source BBC Three
June 7, 2023 3:00am ET by Pressparty