British dating tv shows
A couple years ago, I moved from Toronto, the home of Drake, to London, the home of actual royalty. I’m not saying a British accent magically fixes everything — are counter-proof enough — but in the right setting it really can make the world seem like a better place.It’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. Join me in stepping into a world where reality means nothing, and charm and a well-placed smirk makes everything feel special again.gets bonus points right out the gate for being hosted by Anna Richardson, girlfriend of Sue Perkins, and therefore one half of Britain’s hottest (and, let’s face it, only) queer woman TV power couple. Each episode involves one clothed singleton and six naked contestants vying for their affection.Their bodies are revealed in stages from the feet up, with one rejected at each stage.
But I can’t help but wonder: Could the charm endure without Mel and Sue’s signature “BAAAAAKE” cry? It’s also a great way to pick up on the innocent, wise and completely relatable wisdom of tiny humans.
While we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of mainstream dating shows willing to open their doors to queer singletons since then, many remain depressingly straight.
Hell, a few years ago, ITV2 aired a dating show literally called that was somehow entirely heterosexual.
I’ve even dreamt of a day where judge and British icon Mary Berry cooked one of her famous meals for me.
Britain loves this show so much that it became a national scandal when it was announced that was moving from its home at the BBC to competitor Channel 4, taking only judge Paul Hollywood (the show’s version of Simon Cowell) with them.
But there’s a strange kind of satisfaction in watching the objectification we’re all subjected to every day taken to the extreme.