Channel 4 commissions Great Scott’s Love Trap
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Channel 4 has commissioned The Love Trap, an entertaining gameshow from Great Scott Media, the indie launched by the executive producers behind Too Hot To Handle, Leon Wilson and Ed Sleeman.
In the modern world of dating, it's harder than ever before to know who to trust. Now this brand-new reality-gameshow hybrid ingeniously subverts familiar dating show tropes in order to explore just how good we all are at spotting a genuine connection.
Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett presides over The Love Trap, as twelve women do all they can over a series of dates to win the affection of one single man. In a twist, only half of the women want to win our bachelor’s heart, the other half want to stay in the game to be one step closer to winning a big cash prize. Successfully enticing our single man means they also avoid the elimination at the end of each episode when one suspected love trap will be dumped, quite literally, through the trap door.
Joel Dommett said “Super proud to announce I’ll be presenting the new series, Love Trap on Channel 4! I love lying, love, and trap doors so it’s all I’ve ever wanted. It’s genuinely a huge idea and I’m excited that they have trusted me at the helm.”
Lee McMurray said: “Like Cluedo for love, everyone will get to play along at home in this hugely entertaining new format, which tests character and commitment in a fresh way.”
Leon and Ed at Great Scott Media added " "We are excited to bring a fresh take to dating with this reality gameshow mashup and can't wait for the audience to have a chance to play detective. Will our single man fall in love or will he fall into a trap?"
The new 8x60’ series was commissioned by Factual Entertainment commissioning editors Becky Cadman, Daniel Fromm and Lee McMurray. Leon Wilson, Ed Sleeman and Denis O'Connor are the executive producers for Great Scott Media, an ALL3Media company. The format will be distributed by All3media International.
The series was commissioned from the broadcaster’s Global Format Fund, the ringfenced spend designed to stimulate the creation of original new formats from UK-based indies for UK and International audiences.
Source Channel 4
July 7, 2021 5:00am ET by Channel 4