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I KISSED A BOY: LAUNCH DATE AND CAST REVEALED FOR NEW BBC GAY DATING SERIES

Get ready for the UK’s first ever gay dating show, where the path to love is never straight. It’s loud, it’s proud…and it all starts with a kiss.



Fly in pop icon Dannii Minogue to play Cupid, and it’s the party you do not want to miss. 10 single guys are matched up, and meet for the first time… with a kiss. No small talk. No messages. 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 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 BOYS

Ross, 27, Manchester

Ross lives in Manchester and works as a support worker for adults with learning difficulties. He says, ‘My job has its challenges, but it is so rewarding, I absolutely love what I do’. Outside of work, Ross likes to socialise with friends and has a passion for travelling and interior design.



Gareth, 28, Kilkeel (Northern Ireland)

Gareth lives in East London working as a stylist. Gareth adores all things fashion, everything from vintage runway couture to the latest club looks. He loves to get creative and plan extravagant party outfits.


Subomi, 29, London

Subomi describes himself as an “athlete, software developer, model and performer.” He lives in West London with his siblings. Subomi enjoys music, going out clubbing and looking after his many houseplants.



Ben, 28, Edinburgh

Ben grew up in Edinburgh and has been living in London for the past four years. Describing his personality, Ben says he’s a cross between “the goofiness of Goofy and the grumpiness of Shrek.”


Ollie, 27, Brighton

Ollie is a road worker / tarmacer from Brighton and describes himself as a “gay man in a straight world.” Despite this, Ollie is loud and proud about his sexuality and is grateful to have fantastic relationships with his family and his workmates.


Jake, 27, Swansea

Jake lives in Swansea and works as a regional trainer within the hospitality industry for a pub group. Jake considers himself a real grafter and is looking for someone who is equally hardworking and ambitious.



Kailum, 25, Brighton

Kailum's family moved to Brighton from Yorkshire when he was 11. He is very close with his mum and his two sisters. Kailum says that Brighton was the best place to be growing up gay. He came out when he was 14 by posting a video on YouTube using written messages on cards.


Joseph, 23, London

Joseph lives in South London and is currently studying performing arts. His long-term dream is to become an actor and travel the world. Joseph describes himself as a real fashionista. He loves to express himself through his clothes, especially the finishing touches - nails and jewellery.


Bobski, 23, Essex

Bobski (short for Robert) was born in Poland and he moved to the UK with his mum when he was 7. Settling into school in Essex was hard at first and with knowing little English, Bobski had to learn to fit in quickly. Now he jokes that with his thick accent he’s as Essex as you can get!



Josh, 24, Rhyl (North Wales)

Josh grew up in a Mormon family and it took a long time for him to come to terms with being gay. Because of this, at 24 Josh is a late bloomer when it comes to his experience. He’s never had a relationship and before the show, had never actually kissed a boy.


I Kissed A Boy launches on Sunday 14 May at 9pm on BBC Three.



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