Banijay Group-owned distributor Zodiak Rights has sent its Undressed (pictured) format to Australia.
SBS is the latest international broadcaster to adapt the Italian format, with Banijay-owned shop Screentime signed on to produce the localized version.
The series has two strangers undress each other and get into bed together during a first date. The pair spends 30 minutes in bed wearing only their underwear, while a big-screen TV asks questions of the couple and assigns various tasks designed to foster a sense of intimacy.
Once the 30-minute period is over, the pair decides whether they will remain in bed for the rest of the date, or leave the room.
SBS announced the matchmaking social experiment series through an open audition call on its website, where it asked participants to “shed [their] inhibitions” and take part in the matchmaking experience.
Australians looking to take part in the series can do so by filling out an application here.