BBC Three has exciting news for reality TV fans and supporters of LGBTQ+ representation. The network has officially announced the second series of “I Kissed A Girl,” following the groundbreaking success of the first series, “I Kissed A Boy.” Produced by Twofour, the show has garnered immense praise and popularity, with the first episode attracting over 500k viewers across all screens within just seven days. The series has been hailed as a “reality gamechanger” by Variety and described as “relatable” and “historic” by The Guardian.
“I Kissed A Girl” will be hosted once again by pop icon and LGBTQ+ ally Dannii Minogue, who returns to play Cupid in this innovative dating show. Building on the momentum of the first series, which focused on gay men finding love, the second series aims to help girls who like girls find their perfect match.
The upcoming ten-part series will feature ten single girls who will be matched up and meet for the first time with a kiss. No chat or messages will precede the encounter, allowing the chemistry between the participants to be tested immediately. Will their first kiss be sweet and pure, or passionate and wild? And most importantly, will that initial spark lead to love? Viewers will eagerly follow the journey of these courageous women as they embark on the ultimate summer of love in a beautiful location specially chosen for the show.
Prior to their arrival, the girls are matched based on their preferences in a partner. Once they meet their match with a kiss, they are encouraged to give the new relationship a genuine chance. However, each girl ultimately has the freedom to make decisions based on what feels right for them, as every contestant has the potential to become a love interest in this thrilling dating game.
“I Kissed A Girl” promises to deliver drama, shatter stereotypes, and offer more twists and turns than ever before. It aims to captivate audiences with its authentic portrayal of LGBTQ+ relationships and create a space where diverse love stories can unfold.
Louise Hutchinson, Head of Entertainment at Twofour, expressed her excitement about passing the baton to the girls for this season. She eagerly awaits witnessing their unique energy and the representation they bring to the series, all while proudly supporting the LGBTQ+ community. The production team is honoured to share their stories with the world.
Dannii Minogue, the beloved host of the show, shared her enthusiasm for being Cupid once again, this time focusing on girls. She expressed her excitement at the possibility of creating connections, exploring chemistry, and potentially witnessing love sealed with a kiss. As the show embraces a fresh perspective on LGBTQ+ dating, Dannii Minogue’s involvement highlights the inclusivity and diversity at the heart of “I Kissed A Girl.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller for Youth Audiences at BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, acknowledged the success of the first series and looks forward to the new series of “I Kissed A Girl” providing another unique perspective on LGBTQ+ dating. With the current series of “I Kissed A Boy” currently airing on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, audiences can anticipate exciting developments in the next instalment.
Casting for “I Kissed A Girl” is now open, and interested individuals can apply through the BBC Take Part website or an online application form.
Further details regarding the transmission of the series will be announced in due course. In the meantime, viewers can catch up on “I Kissed A Boy” on BBC iPlayer, with a special one-off reunion show scheduled to land on BBC iPlayer on Sunday, June 11.
“I Kissed A Girl” (consisting of nine 45-minute episodes and a 45-minute reunion episode) has been commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller for Youth Audiences at BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, along with Head of Factual Entertainment and Events Catherine Catton. Max Gogarty serves as the commissioning editor, while Louise Hutchinson, David Brindley, and Dan Gray take on the role of executive producers. Francesca Kybert holds the position of Production Executive. Twofour, a part of ITV Studios, is responsible for the production of the show.