Pucker up! Gay dating show I Kissed a Boy officially renewed for season two

Any single queer men over 18 who are looking for love and can work in the UK are invited to apply for the next series.

Side-by-side photos of Dannii Monogue next to series one cast of I Kissed A Boy.

The BBC has confirmed that the UK’s first-ever gay dating show I Kissed a Boy will return for a second season full of first kisses, dating drama, and a soundtrack of queer anthems.

The popular series pairs up 10 singles who share a kiss on screen as they meet for the first time. As the synopsis promises, there is “No small talk. No swiping on apps. Just one kiss to test out their chemistry straightaway.”

Following the initial pairings, the cast is invited to either date the person they’ve kissed or explore other connections in a free-for-all format similar to Love Island, where all contestants can date anyone else.

Aussie pop legend Dannii Minogue confirmed that she will return to play matchmaker on the new season, sharing: “I am so excited that I’ll be back in Italy to play cupid.”

She added: “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.”


Casting for series two is now underway, and any queer men who are single and looking for love are invited to apply! To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to live and work in the UK.

The first episodes of the top-rated BBC series I Kissed a Boy aired in 2023 to the delight of fans worldwide, earning widespread praise and awards for its LGBTQ+ representation. Following its instant success, a sapphic spin-off, I Kissed a Girl, premiered on the BBC earlier this month. The dating show similarly invited 10 lucky contestants to the Italian countryside to find romance, with a sprinkling of love, heartache and drama ensuing. The episodes are releasing on a weekly basis, with the finale set to premiere on June 2.

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