BBC THREE has dropped its hot new dating show… but there’s a “twist” – it’s a gay-only version of Love Island and after years of having to endure straight couples take over the summer – now it’s the gays turn, and boy do they serve even better than the straights.
It’s a fantastic show – but only after the cringe-fest pride party of episode one – episode two really starts to get on par with the Love Island type stuff and gets you hooked on the twists and shenanigans in the Italian Masserie.
There’s hotties too! And some you’d never expect to see on a gay dating show. Take Ollie – a rough and ready cockney geezer whose day job is a tarmacer. Mikey – a straight-acting footballer from Liverpool and then there’s just out of the closet Mormon Josh from Wales – who has never kissed a boy or been on a date.
This is powerful stuff for the gay world and it’s also revolutionary- it’s never been done before on British TV and hats off the BBC for taking such a risk.
The BBC describes the show as “the UK’s first ever gay dating show, where the path to love is never straight. It’s loud, it’s proud…and it all starts with a kiss.”
Fly in pop icon Dannii Minogue to play Cupid, and it’s the party you do not want to miss. 10 single guys are matched up, and meet for the first time… with 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?
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 gay relationships.
Serving joy, entertainment and a sparkling soundtrack full of gay anthems, I Kissed a Boy is the groundbreaking show that will celebrate the queer community and invites all viewers to join the party.
I Kissed a Boy is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer and new episodes air Sunday and Monday nights at 9pm on BBC Three.