Hands up if living in lockdown has played havoc with your dating life? Are you ready to blow after almost four months of being cooped up at home with just five dandy digits to keep you happy?
If so, then you need to check out The Lockdown Dating Show on YouTube to remind yourself what it’s like to be flirty, dirty and frisky.
Some of you may have already caught the first series online in which boys and girls met online and tried to woo each other. But this this second season, which kicks off on June 25, is much more up ur back alley as this time round it is packed with fantabulous LGBTQ+ folk all trying their, er, hardest, to find love during lockdown.
Among the love lorn hopefuls appearing on the show is ‘Mr Gay England 2020’ finalist and ‘Bionic Hairdresser’ Kyle Elson. The handsome fella was born with a deformed hand and featured in BBC show Inventing the Impossible: The Big Life Fix. In the show, inventor Jude Pullen designed a device to allow Kyle to progress as a hairdresser.
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Kyle will be also be joined by sexy northerner Brad Thorpe, who you may recognise from MTV’s Love Squad or BBc3’s recent House Share.
This outrageous new show is hosted by Kelsey-Beth, who played Scarlett Nicholls in Emmerdale and also tried her luck on The Voice UK. “Being single isn’t so bad when you have hobbies/ a career/ friends but one day when that’s all stripped from you and all you’re allowed to do is DIY, bake and exercise, it’s nice to have a partner to share the highs and lows with,” Kelsey-Beth says. “I have enjoyed this experience so much, the love birds are such warm, lovely people with big personalities and hopefully we can play a tiny part in helping them find love or even just giving them and our viewers a few laughs in a hard time. Watching the footage and meeting everyone virtually has brought such light to the long days and we are all having a blast!”
The show’s producer, West End star Ashley Luke Lloyd, says he came up with when the UK went into lockdown back in March and saw the challenges facing those were single and gagging during lockdown.“We’re all in this crazy and confusing time together,” he says “We wanted to have some fun, bring some joy to everyone’s four walls and connect people together – and who knows, maybe some of our love birds will fall in love!”
Find out for yourself if Kyle or any of the other love-hungry hopefuls find love when Lovedown Season Two ‘Pride Season’ kicks off on its YouTube channel on Thursday 25th June.