BBC shares first-look image for UK's first gay dating show I Kissed a Boy

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The BBC has unveiled a first look at its new gay dating show I Kissed a Boy.

The upcoming series, which will be the UK's first gay dating show and is hosted by The X Factor's Dannii Minogue, is set to hit BBC Three and BBC iPlayer very soon.

The broadcaster has now unveiled a new image to promote the show, showing two men embracing in front of a villa setting, alongside Dannii.

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The format of the show sees 10 single guys matched up and introduced for the first time, while also sharing a kiss. This will test out their chemistry from the get-go, though everyone is a possible love interest, as we see who ignites a spark and whose eyes will wander.

"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," the synopsis reads.

The show also promises some classic anthems, as it celebrates "the queer community and invites all viewers to join the party".

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Dannii was confirmed as host of the series last year, the singer and presenter saying at the time: "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.

"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!"

I Kissed a Boy will debut soon on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

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