Words: Will Stroude; Image: BBC
Dannii Minogue is set to host a brand new gay dating show on BBC Three.
The Aussie pop star and former X Factor judge says she is "thrilled" to be fronting the brand new series, which currently has a working title of I Kissed a Boy.
Produced by Twofour, the eight-part series will see ten single men head to Europe to find their very own 'Mr Right'. The guys will be paired up with their strongest match before sharing a kiss as their first interaction.
A show synopsis teases: "But, in this show where preconceptions will be challenged and dramatic decisions made, everyone is a possible love interest.
"Over the course of the series we’ll find out whose spark will ignite, whose eyes might wander, and who will end up together in the ultimate summer of love."
💕 Who loves LOVE? If you are ready for LOVE, come join me, @bbcthree & @twofourtweets for ‘I Kissed A Boy’ 💋 (working title) a dating show that will follow 10 single gay men looking for LOVE. pic.twitter.com/M1DtOyfbu2— Dannii Minogue (@DanniiMinogue) May 19, 2022
In a statement, Minogue, 50, says: "There are millions of people in the UK looking for love. And I believe love is for everyone. So 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."
The 'Put the Needle On It' singer continues: "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!"
BBC Three Controller Fiona Campbell adds: "I Kissed a Boy is a brilliant new show in the dating space that we think has huge potential for BBC Three. We hope our audience will love the heady mix of drama and heart-warming romance that we know the series will bring."