Channel 4 has commissioned an international dating series from 2LE Media, Motion Content Group and Zeppelin, a Banijay Iberia company.
The Language of Love (w/t) follows participants from the UK and Spain pairing up at a Spanish country estate to try and find romance, despite not speaking each other’s language. The eight-part series will be hosted by English TV presenter Davina McCall (pictured) and Spanish host, actor and singer Ricky Merino.
The couples will participate in challenges and tasks to test their connections and learn more about each other’s countries, cultures and languages. At the end of the series, they’l have to choose to break off their relationships, stay together long distance or move to a different country with their newfound partners.
The 8 x 60-minute series is commissioned for Channel 4 by Phil Harris, head of entertainment and events, and Genna Gibson, commissioning editor, entertainment. Sophie Alcock serves as series producer, with Michael Livingstone, Tom Thostrup and Georgina Hinds working as executive producers for 2LE Media, alongside Martin Oxley for Motion Content Group, and Amparo Castellano and Salva Romero from Zeppelin. Banijay is the exclusive distributor on the series, holding global format and distribution rights.
“After a few years off from foreign travel, most of us have probably forgotten how to ask the way to the beach in Spanish. Motion couldn’t be more delighted to brush up its language skills with Davina & Ricky, 2LE, Banijay and Channel 4 with this clever and truly laugh out loud new series,” Oxley said in a statement.
The series will premiere next year on Channel 4.