BBC3 has announced details of a new dating series, Love in the flesh, which explores the world of online dating.
The series will be hosted by Zara McDermott (photo), who hosted the BBC3 documentaries. Zara McDermott: Porn Revenge and the next one Zara McDermott: Sexism in Schools (w / t). It focuses on potential couples who have met through dating apps and social media, but have not met in real life. The couples, some of whom have been chatting for years and others for just a few weeks, will be taken to a beach house where they will have the chance to spend time together. If couples decide to go their separate ways, there are opportunities to form new relationships and compare the chemistry of online connections versus the real world.
Love in the flesh (8 x 45 minutes) is produced by Ten66 Television. It was commissioned by Clare Sillery, head of documentaries, and Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC3. The BBC’s editors are Emily Smith and Max Gogarty. The executive producers of Ten66 are Andrew Robertson and Rukhsana Mosam.
“Love in the flesh is a new format for BBC3 that tackles modern dating. As more and more relationships start online and often never make it to the real world, we wanted to explore the differences between online dating and face-to-face dating in a fun and engaging way. Meeting new partners in person has been difficult and loneliness has been a big deal, so this series aims to pair the best pieces of reality TV with a purpose. It’s great to work again with Zara who is truly proving to be a versatile presenter and a brilliant new talent for BBC3, âCampbell said in a statement.