Dannii Minogue thinks lesbians need more representation on television

I Kissed A Girl will launch on BBC Three on Saturday 4 May credit:Bang Showbiz
I Kissed A Girl will launch on BBC Three on Saturday 4 May credit:Bang Showbiz

Dannii Minogue thinks lesbians are underrepresented on television.

The 52-year-old pop star fronted the BBC Three reality show 'I Kissed A Boy' in 2023 - which followed a group of single gay men searching for love in Italy - and will return to screens with all-female spin-off 'I Kissed a Girl' on Saturday (04.05.24) and is hopeful that the series will help those who come from areas where a gay scene is not so prolific.

She told OK! Magazine: "The girls are fascinating because they haven't really been represented so much on TV. When you live in London you are used to being exposed to so much, but in some parts of the country there is no gay bar, no scene, so where do you meet people?

"And then you're thrown into this beautiful summer holiday in Italy."

Upon the initial announcement of the series, the 'All I Wanna Do' singer admitted she was "thrilled" to have the chance to play matchmaker again and was keen to see if she could find even more "connections" with the new batch of contestants.

Dannii said: “After showing love truly is for everyone with ‘I Kissed a Boy, I am thrilled to have the chance to be Cupid again for girls in this second series.

“I’m so excited to see if we can find more connections, chemistry and hopefully love sealed with a kiss. Here come the girls!”

A synopsis for the upcoming take on the show said: “‘I Kissed a Girl’ will serve drama, smash stereotypes and promise more twists and turns than ever.”

And a source told The Sun about the upcoming series: “This must be the last spin on a dating show to come to fruition and many would argue it’s been long overdue.#

“ITV already have a ‘Love Island’ for middle-aged people coming up and BBC Three are just wrapping up ‘I Kissed a Boy’, which had been a successful same-sex dating show for men.”