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I Kissed A… is commissioned for a third season!

Pop goddess Dannii Minogue is back to play Cupid once again when the UK’s first ever gay dating show returns to BBC Three and iPlayer.

The BBC has announced that I Kissed A Boy – where the path to true love is never straight – will return for a second series. Produced by Twofour, hosted by Pop Icon Dannii Minogue and voiced by Layton Williams, it’s the party you do not want to miss. Loud, proud…and it all starts with a kiss.

Last year BBC Three launched the UK’s first gay dating show to a fantastic reception. This year the celebration of queer love continued with the huge success of I Kissed a Girl. Now Dannii will be returning to the Masseria for an epic summer of love that promises more joy, more untold stories and more drama than ever before.

The format sees 10 singles, who are matched up, meet for the first time… with a kiss. No small talk. No swiping on apps. 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 serves joy, entertainment and a sparkling soundtrack full of gay anthems. It’s the ground-breaking show that celebrates the queer community and invites all viewers to join the party.

Dannii Minogue says “I am so excited that I’ll be back in Italy to play cupid. I can’t wait to meet the next cast when the Masseria doors open… There are so many diverse and important stories yet to tell. And be sure that I’ll have the party started for a wonderful summer of love”.

Nasfim Haque, Head of Content for BBC Three says; “I am thrilled to have this innovative, ground-breaking format return to BBC Three. I Kissed A Boy’s success is testament to the channel’s unwavering dedication to producing content that both entertains and educates”.

David Brindley, Executive Producer for Twofour says; “We couldn’t be more thrilled that the BBC will be returning to I Kissed A Boy. The ‘I Kissed A…’ world is a joyful, uplifting, and entertaining new take on the reality genre, and the entire team at Twofour – who are so passionate about making this show – can’t wait to see what this next series holds, aside from Dannii’s second-to-none fashion choices, they’re guaranteed…”

I Kissed A Boy has garnered widespread acclaim for its unique storytelling and commitment to diversity and LGBTQ+ representation. Series 1 won Screen Moment Of The Year at the prestigious Pink News Awards as well as Best Multichannel Programme at the Broadcast Awards.

The first series captured the hearts of audiences across the UK. Attitude Magazine described it as “a refreshing addition to the dating canon” and The Tab said “it’s drama-filled, unfiltered dating show us gays have always deserved”. Variety described the series as a “reality gamechanger” and The Guardian defined it as “relatable” and “historic”.

BBC Three continues to break new ground with the channel’s commitment to producing high-quality, inclusive and thought-provoking content that reflects the realities of today, ensuring it remains dedicated to delivering fresh, engaging and inclusive award-winning programming.

Casting for the new series is now underway. Applicants can apply via the BBC Take Part Page or via the programme’s application form.

I Kissed A Boy (10 x 45’) is produced by Twofour. David Brindley, Nina Clement and Dan Gray Executive Produce for Twofour. The series was commissioned by Nasfim Haque, Head of Content for BBC Three and Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment and Events. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Jasmyn McGuile.

Transmission details will be announced in due course.