Dannii Minogue vows I Kissed a Boy will be groundbreaking

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2023
Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue says 'I Kissed a Boy' will be "groundbreaking and probably shocking to a lot of people" but she is excited for more LGBTQ+ representation on screen

Dannii Minogue says 'I Kissed a Boy' will be "groundbreaking and probably shocking to a lot of people".

The former 'X Factor' judge is the host of the UK's first gay dating show and hopes that it will lead to "more representation" for the LGBTQ+ community on TV screens.

Dannii told Radio Times: "The one thing I do think about this show is that I hope that it opens a space where there can be more for the community, more representation on TV.

"I have friends that, you know, they love 'Married at First Sight' and they love 'Love Island', and they love all these different shows – why shouldn't there be a gay version of that?

"I think that hopefully, this keeps the door open for possibilities, all sorts for the entire community. I think that representation is vital to not only how people see themselves, but how they're seen within a community of people and by their friends and family and how those relationships, you know, evolve by the visibility.

"I think it's going to be, unfortunately, groundbreaking and probably shocking to a lot of people to see two boys kiss on TV. Hopefully we get to a point where that is history and it's not like that anymore."

The eight-part BBC reality show, features 10 single men who arrive at an Italian villa in the hopes of finding love at first kiss after sharing a smooch with the contestant they are matched with.