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BBC3 unveils digital dating series “Love in the Flesh”

BBC3 has announced details on a new dating series, Love in the Flesh, which explores the world of online dating. The series will be hosted by Zara McDermott (pictured), who has ...
October 1, 2021

BBC3 has announced details on a new dating series, Love in the Flesh, which explores the world of online dating.

The series will be hosted by Zara McDermott (pictured), who has hosted the BBC3 documentaries Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn and the upcoming Zara McDermott: Sexism in Schools (w/t). It focuses on potential couples who have met through dating apps and social media, but haven’t met in real life. The couples, some of whom have been chatting for years and others for just a few weeks, will be whisked away to a beach house where they’ll get the chance to spend time together. If couples decide to split, there are opportunities to form new relationships and compare the chemistry of online versus real world connections.

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 for BBC3. Commissioning editors for the BBC are Emily Smith and Max Gogarty. Executive producers for Ten66 are Andrew Robertson and Rukhsana Mosam.

Love in the Flesh is a fresh new format for BBC3 that tackles modern dating. As more and more relationships begin online and often never move to the real world, we wanted to explore the differences between dating online and dating in person in a fun, engaging way. Meeting new partners in person has been hard and loneliness has been a big issue so this series aims to couple the best bits of reality TV with purpose. It’s great to be working with Zara again who is really proving herself as a versatile presenter and brilliant new talent for BBC3,” said Campbell in a release.

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