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I Kissed A Boy cast: Meet the singletons on new BBC Three dating show

The UK’s first ever gay dating show has arrived on BBC Three – meet the cast of I Kissed A Boy!

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Hosted by Dannii Minogue, the new series will see 10 single guys are matched up before meeting for the first time with a kiss.

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.

I Kissed A Boy airs Sunday nights at 9PM on BBC Three and on BBC iPlayer.

Meet the cast below…

I Kissed A Boy

Ben

Ben
Ben. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 28
From: Edinburgh
Instagram: @benclark_95

Ben says: “Being surrounded by such different types of gay guys, all so confident, really highlighted to me that the only person stopping you from being who you want to be, is you!”

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Bobski

Bobski
Bobski. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 23
From: Essex
Instagram: @bobski7

Bobski says: “I won’t spoil the show for you but you can definitely expect lots of kissing, a cheeky twerk here and there and a little bit of Bobski magic”

 

Gareth Valentino

Gareth
Gareth. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 28
From: Kilkeel, Northern Ireland
Instagram: @gareth__valentino

Gareth says: “I just hope that some queer kid, who’s scared to be who they are, sees this and it makes them feel strong, glorious and powerful enough for them to accept and display their true authentic selves to the world. Something I wish I would have done a lot sooner in my life.”

 

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Jake

Jake
Jake. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 27
From: Swansea
Instagram: @jakedeviln_19

Jake says: “I love the fact that every day was something different, with people from all different backgrounds. It’s been life changing and I hope it helps other people to find love and kindness in the world”

 

Joseph Mendez

Joseph
Joseph. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 23
From: London
Instagram: @kxng_jo

Joseph says: “What an experience. I’ve learnt a lot about myself. I felt so safe in those walls. Everyone’s amazing – we all had this amazing brotherhood”

 

Josh Cemaloğlu

Josh.
Josh. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 24
From: Rhyl, North Wales
Instagram: @joshcem

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Josh says: “Many people have the misconception that ‘gay’ is a certain look or trait so having a show like this really helps to break down those stereotypes”

 

Kailum

Kailum
Kailum. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 25
From: Brighton
Instagram: @kailumwebster

Kailum says: “You can expect plenty of snogging, real connections, drama, sassiness but most importantly some real, hard hitting stories”

 

Ollie King

Ollie
Ollie. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 27
From: Brighton
Instagram: @olliebking

Ollie says: “I’m very proud to be part of the show, being my honest self and showing the viewers that stereotypes are a thing of the past. You can definitely expect a fun cheeky chappy lad with a sensitive side”

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Ross Bester

Ross
Ross. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 27
From: Manchester
Instagram: @ross_bester

Ross says: “I am so proud to have been a part of I Kissed a Boy. Yes, I went into this to find my dream man but whilst doing this I didn’t expect to leave with the friendships I’ve got”

 

Subomi

Subomi
Subomi. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 29
From: London
Instagram: @subomionanuga

Subomi says: “Dannii really gave Cupid a run for their money. She’s such a beautiful soul and you could feel the love oozing off her which was so nice to be around”

 

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Mikey

Mikey
Mikey. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 28
From: Liverpool
Instagram: @mikeyconnor22

Mikey says: “I feel like I’ll be the drama without realising I was the drama. You’re gonna see a lot of kisses and a lot of wandering eyes from me. What can I say, I fancy who I fancy so I’m gonna kiss ya!”

 

Ceejay

Ceejay
Ceejay. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 26
Instagram: @ceejuiice

Ceejay says: “The thing I loved most was being able to share lived experiences with other gay guys in a safe space. I’ve never really had a lot of gay friends and now I have a great bunch of guys I can rely on to speak to”

 

Dan

Dan
Dan. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 27
From: East London
Instagram: @danharrypr

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Dan says: “It was a giant gay holiday bursting with love, laughter, tears and drama like only us gays can deliver.”

 

Vitor

Victor
Victor. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 27
From: London, originally Portugal

Vitor says: “You can expect a naughty Portuguese boy. There was a lot of laughter and I might have been part of some drama too…”

 

Matty

Matty
Matty. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 28

Matty says: “I came into the experience wanting to learn a bit more about myself, which I really have, and wanting to find someone that I could connect with on a level I’ve never had before.”

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Jake

Jake
Jake. Credit: BBC/Two Four/James Stack

Age: 27

Jake says: “I am super proud to be part of this show, it’s so important because it shows that us gay boys are just like everyone else (just a lil bit better)”.

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I Kissed A Boy airs Sunday nights on BBC Three at 9PM and is available to watch online on BBC iPlayer from 6AM.

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