Five couples who have been dating online meet in the flesh for the first time to spend a week together in a glorious Greek beach house. But will their online persona match their real world self?
These online daters will be whisked away from the pressures of daily life and screens to explore whether their online relationships can turn into love in the flesh.
Presenter Zara McDermott is there as a confidante and a guide and the series will also unpick wider themes relating to dating and the benefits or pitfalls when it comes to trying to make connections online or in person.
CHRISTOS + NIKI
FIRST CONNECTED ONLINE: 3 MONTHS AGO
Online couple Christos and Niki both have Greek roots and share similar family values – Christos has even Facetimed Niki’s nan. Both are hoping that they are a perfect match in real life but who knows what the next week has in store as they get to know their real selves? He usually goes for older girls but Niki usually goes for older men – will this be a problem? Watch this space!
HANNAH + BRANDON
FIRST CONNECTED ONLINE: 6 MONTHS AGO
Hannah and Brandon's relationship has been hot and steamy since they connected on a dating app six months ago, but both appear tentative and nervous ahead of their first meet. Will the heat in the online relationship be the same in the flesh?
MILLIE + SHELBY
FIRST CONNECTED ONLINE: 10 MONTHS AGO
Millie and Shelby have been talking online for ten months and are both hoping that they have found the one. Their excitement at their meeting is palpable but both have a lot at stake. They tried to meet up previously, but Millie had an accident with a horse that resulted in five surgeries, calling a rapid halt to their plans.
JESS + KWAME
FIRST CONNECTED ONLINE: 5 YEARS AGO
Jess and Kwame have been chatting online for five years but have never Facetimed each other successfully because Kwame wouldn’t agree to appear on screen. Jess is worried that Kwame is a catfish – will she be disappointed or pleasantly surprised when they first lock eyes?
CHIBZ + SHAZELLE
FIRST CONNECTED ONLINE: 2 YEARS AGO
Chibz and Shazelle connected via Instagram two years ago with Chibz falling head over heels immediately. But things have been rocky since then with Shazelle standing him up on the two dates they’ve arranged. He’s not convinced she’ll turn up this time but is hoping the lure of a week in a beautiful Greek beach house might do the trick – will she show or blow?
Love In The Flesh (8 x 45’) will air weekly on BBC Three from Wednesday March 23rd – two episodes per week.