‘Virgin Island’ Channel 4 developing new dating show

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Channel 4 is currently casting for its latest TV show, with a difference.

Dubbed ‘Virgin Island’, the new series will reportedly see singletons head on a luxury retreat at a sunny location.

But rather than the sort of folks we might see on Love Island – some of which have claimed to have slept with 300 people – the cast of this show would be a lot less experienced in the dating game.

Currently being developed under the working title The Intimacy Retreat, the six-part formatted documentary series will follow the journey of a group of adults who are virgins (or identify as virgins) as they learn life-changing skills in the art of intimacy.

“Our leading sexologists will be running a unique Mediterranean island retreat that, using a radical and entirely new approach, will help people overcome their fears and insecurities when it comes to intimacy and sex,” a synopsis shares.

Casting is currently underway on Channel4.com

A source described the planned programme to The Sun as “dating show with a real difference.”

They shared: “Instead of being desperate to bed one another, this programme will see them take tentative steps towards losing their virginity and look at some of the science and theory behind sexual attraction.

“Of course it has echoes of Love Island but it’s a bit more sophisticated and complicated than just lazing round a pool eyeing each other up before all pairing up for bedtime antics when the lights go out.”

The new series is the latest dating show to come to Channel 4.

In recent years the broadcaster has also launched The Love Trap with Joel Dommett, The Language of Love with Davina McCall and Let’s Make A Love Scene with Ellie Taylor, joining the likes of First Dates.

Meanwhile ITV recently launched its own new dating show My Mum, Your Dad which follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their grown-up kids for a second chance at love.

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