Discovery UK has commissioned a reboot of Beauty And The Geek, which will air on Discovery+ in the UK later this year.
Matt Edmondson and Mollie King will together host the UK reboot of Beauty And The Geek; the reality show that pairs eight beauties with eight self-proclaimed ‘geeks’.
Produced by Initial (a Banijay UK company), the eight-episode series will take the cast through a variety of challenges that confound expectations and reveal there is more to them than meets the eye.
As the series progresses couples will be eliminated, ultimately leaving only one winning pair who will take home the cash prize of £50,000.
Matt Edmondson, said: “I have absolutely no idea why Mollie and I have been chosen to host this show – I get that I am a natural beauty, but I’ve never really thought of her as a ‘geek ’- nevertheless, I’m certain we’ll have a blast hosting the UK series of Beauty And The Geek...
I love this show and the fact it brings people together who, at first, might seem worlds apart to prove that they are not so different at all. As the saying goes, ‘you can never judge a book by its cover’.”
Mollie King said: “I can’t wait to host the return of the UK series of Beauty And The Geek with Matt! As a pair, we are determined to help the couples get the best out of this adventure, and really want them to bring out the best in one another. Of course being a hopeless romantic I’m hoping to see some sparks fly too! Ultimately, we want everyone to be seen and appreciated for who they really are inside.”
Clare Laycock, Head of Entertainment at Discovery UK, said: "Beauty And The Geek has enjoyed huge international success and we are delighted to bring it back to the UK and give discovery+ viewers access to another hit reality show. We are excited to work with Matt Edmondson and Mollie King, a perfect fit for the show, who will put this year’s couples through a series of tasks that challenge stereotypes, misconceptions and ask the ultimate question: do ‘opposites’ attract?"
Distributed internationally by Banijay, Beauty And The Geek is a FOX format, originally created in 2005 and adapted in over 20 markets across Europe, Latin America and beyond.