I Kissed a Boy, the UK’s first-ever same-sex dating show, is arriving sooner than expected.
The first two episodes of the historic series will premiere on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Saturday 13 May, before the series launches on BBC Three on Saturday 14 May at 9pm.
Narrated by Bad Education star Layton Williams, I Kissed a Boy follows 10 singletons who are paired up – “with help from the IKAB Matching team” – and upon first meeting, share a kiss.
“No small talk. No messages. Just one kiss to test out their chemistry straight away. Will it be a polite peck? Or a passionate snog? And ultimately, will that first kiss lead to love?” reads the synopsis.
“I Kissed a Boy is packed with explosive drama, gripping cliffhangers and powerful untold stories – from coming out in a strict religious family, to the pressures of body image in the gay dating scene, to navigating self-acceptance, sex and first same-sex relationships.”
I Kissed a Boy is hosted by Australian pop legend Dannii Minogue, who will play the role of “Cupid”.
Speaking with BBC Three, the I Begin to Wonder singer (and gay icon) said of the groundbreaking series: “If you have ever been clubbing, spotted someone you were attracted to like a magnet, kissed, and then got to know them – this is it, but with a little help from me and the I Kissed A Boy love matching team.”
Dannii said she wanted to host the series because she’s “had the privilege” of being involved with the LGBTQ+ community “for many years”: “I am a staunch ally, and in return I have always been welcomed with support that always feels like a huge hug.
“It is an honour to host this show and flex my muscles as fairy godmother/cupid in helping these gorgeous humans in their search for love. When dating fatigue sets in and you are tired of swiping right, or you have not had the opportunity to meet enough potential dates – Mama Minogue is here to help.”
GAY TIMES exclusively revealed the cast last month – check out the 10 singletons and their bios here.
Watch the official trailer for I Kissed a Boy here or below.