It’s safe to say Courtney Act is having a very busy 2018!
Fresh on the heels of her Celebrity Big Brother win earlier this year, it was announced that Courtney Act would be fronting her very own Channel 4 chat show later this year. However, that’s not all the Drag Race star has lined up, as it’s just now been revealed that she’ll also be heading up a brand new dating show too.
Premiering in October on E!, ‘The Bi Life’ will be the very first UK broadcast series to focus exclusively on bisexual dating. A group of bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, etc.) or questioning British singletons will be sent on an adventure to find love abroad. Set against the cosmopolitan backdrop of Barcelona, the cast will live together, party together and help each other navigate the rocky road of bisexual+ dating as they observe and feedback on each other’s experiences. For some, this will mean exploring who they are for the very first time.
Shane Jenek said: “As if this summer hasn’t been hot enough, we decided to crank it up another notch with The Bi Life on E! It’s high time there was a dating show for the large number of young people today, like me, who are attracted to more than one gender.
“In 2018 we know that sexuality is fluid and sharing the stories and experiences, the laughter and the love making, of young bi people is so important. So get ready to see the true stories of bisexual singles, who are the largest part of the LGBTQ+ community, but the least known.”
“This new commission is a pivotal point for E! Entertainment Television in the UK as we bring a fresh take on the full diversity of modern British relationships,” commented Lee Raftery, Managing Director UK & Emerging Markets and Chief Marketing & Content Officer, NBCUniversal International. “With the number of British people identifying themselves as bisexual rising by 73% in four years, we are incredibly excited to be introducing this pioneering series to our audiences in the UK and Ireland.”
Ros Coward, Monkey, Executive Producer comments: “A TV show that better reflects diversity within society’s dating pool has been long overdue. The Bi Life is a modern dating show for a modern generation of daters and E! is the perfect home for it.”
The Bi Life was commissioned for NBCU International for E! Entertainment Television UK. It will be produced by Monkey, the award-winning makers of Made in Chelsea and The Real Housewives of Cheshire.