Meet the Sexy Contestants of the New 'I Kissed a Boy' Gay Dating Show
Hot kissing boys summer is here!
They’ve kissed some boys, and they’re liking it!
Popstar and LGBTQ+ icon Dannii Minogue is hosting a brand-new gay dating show that is all about kissing some boys and finding love. Shockingly, this is the UK’s first-ever all-gay dating series on television.
I Kissed a Boy features 10 contestants looking for love in an Italian masseria. Much like Love Island, this new show will have “rounds” where the boys are able to stay with their current pairings or switch to a new one. Here’s how the format will work:
“Dannii Minogue will be on hand to help the boys find love and oversee a series of Kiss-Offs, where each pair will decide whether to stay in their current partnership – or save their kiss for another boy. And with every participant an option, there’s sure to be plenty of dating drama.”
Scroll through to meet the sexy contestants of I Kissed a Boy, and make sure to watch the show when it premieres May 14 on the BBC.
All pictures, information, and bios related to these contestants were provided by the BBC.
Location: London (originally from Edinburgh)
About him: Ben says he has “the goofiness of Goofy with the grumpiness of Shrek.” Studying engineering in Scotland, he was the only gay man in his class. He has finally been able to make gay friends in London.
Looking for: Ben wants a cheeky chappie who makes him laugh – and has “a nice peachy bum!” He describes himself as “hopeless with love," so wants someone with whom he can break his romantic losing streak.
About him: Robert (Bobski to his friends) lived in Poland until he was seven, but is now "as Essex as you can get!" Once a semi-professional tennis player, he is now an airline manager.
Looking for: Bobski’s on the hunt for a real Prince Charming after finding that other men don’t get him. In the past, he’s definitely kissed a few frogs – he jokes that the BBC Three show won’t be the first time he’s kissed a complete stranger!
Location: London (born in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland)
About him: Stylist Gareth moved to London after growing up in a small town. He followed his passion for fashion and spends his time planning crazy club looks.
Looking for: Gareth wants someone with self-confidence – with a sense of style, of course. He’s a little exhausted by the "toxic masculinity" he sees in the London gay scene.
About him: Jake moved to Wales aged seven after growing up in Spain. He works as a regional trainer for a pub group and loves gardening and the outdoors.
Looking for: Jake’s dream man is someone who wants to share outdoor adventures and quiet nights cuddling up. He’s tired of what he calls the “wandering penises” he sees on dating apps.
About him: Fashionista Joseph loves expressing himself with nails and jewelry. The performing arts student comes from a family of 10 – so he’s very used to dealing with a lot of big personalities at once!
Looking for: Joseph’s perfect partner is a caring, thoughtful man. Despite being “so romantic”, Joseph has never been in love, and is hoping I Kissed a Boy can change that.
Location: Rhyl, Wales
About him: Josh has never kissed a boy before. Growing up in a Mormon family meant Josh took a long time to come to terms with being gay. Plus, he says, his North Wales hometown has “zero gay scene”.
Looking for: Josh is looking for what he calls “the sporty type” among the I Kissed a Boy singles. He also wants to make gay friends and learn more about the community.
About him: Kailum moved from Yorkshire to Brighton when he was 11. He found Brighton the perfect place to grow up gay. Life in the city has turned him into someone “loud and outgoing who doesn’t take life too seriously".
Looking for: The travel consultant is an old-school romantic who wants more than a holiday romance.
About him: Ollie says he is a “gay man in a straight world.” Despite working as a road surfacer, he is completely out and proud and loves the gay culture of Brighton.
Looking for: When not tarmacking, Ollie runs a festival cocktail van. So he’s looking for a tall, dark,and handsome man that can be the tonic to his gin!
About him: Ross works as a support worker for people with learning difficulties and he has a caring side. But he can also be fiery. “It comes from being a redhead,” he says.
Looking for: Ross has recently come out of a relationship that lasted five years. He's ready to move on with a warm person with a great dress sense.
About him: Busy Subomi is an “athlete, software developer, model, and performer” who now lives in London after growing up in Nigeria.
Looking for: Sporty Subomi wants someone who can match his high energy. He may have won medals at the Gay Games, but when it comes to dating, he's tired of playing the field.