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ITV2 announces the return date for Love Island

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Cancel your summer plans, the hottest dating show on TV is back. 

The eighth series of Love Island promises to be the sexiest ever, with eight weeks of sun, fun and plenty of drama. 

The series has led to many love stories, marriages and babies and hails itself as the OG of dating shows. 

Narrated by Iain Stirling and hosted by Laura Whitmore, the singletons will be heading to a new luxury villa in Spain to find their perfect match and potentially win a £50,000 cash prize. 

BBC Three commissions new gay dating show with Dannii Minogue

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The eight-part series will follow ten single men as they pack their bags and travel to Europe to find their Mr Right, aided by singer TV star and LGBTQ+ ally Dannii Minogue.

Each man will be paired up with the person who is their strongest match on paper and as soon as they meet, they will share a kiss. 

There will be no time for any flirting or small talk, the pairs will have to convey everything they want to say in a single kiss.

However, in this summer of love, everyone could be a romantic interest, so whose eyes will wander and which couples will ignite a spark?

BBC Three acquires dating show FBoy Island

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Hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, the ten-part reality dating competition sees three single women sort the good boys from the bad boys. 

Sarah, Nakia and CJ are the three women looking for a serious relationship and are ready to settle down and find a man that really cares about them. 

They will have 24 men to choose from, but the twist is that only half of the guys are wanting to form a relationship, while the other half are self-confessed bad boys who are in it solely for the cash prize. 

Meet the contestants of BBC Three’s Love in the Flesh

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Hosted by Zara McDermott, the eight-part series will follow five potential couples who have already matched through dating apps or social media but are yet to meet face to face.

The couples will be whisked away to a beach house in Greece for a week, away from their screens and the pressures of daily life to see if they can find love in the flesh.

Some of the couples have been talking for weeks, some years, but they have only interacted through apps, stories and DMs, so will their online persona match their real-world self?

Oti Mabuse to host new musical dating show Romeo & Duet for ITV

The Strictly Come Dancing professional will preside over musical matchmaking, with singletons standing on a beautiful balcony while being serenaded by suitors they can hear but not see.

They will have just one song to entice the singleton down from the balcony, and only then will they meet face-to-face.

If successful, the newly matched couples will then go on a duet-date to learn a duet to perform in a battle against all the other couples upon their return. Only one couple will be crowned winners.

E4 acquires new dating series 12 Dates of Christmas

Set in a wintery wonderland, the series will follow three singletons, Faith, Chad and Garrett, across eight episodes as they search for a special someone to bring home for Christmas.

10 dates await the trio in an Austrian castle, from ugly sweater parties to Christmas karaoke sessions. But just as they start to make connections, new love interests will arrive to complicate their pursuits.

After the dates, they will bring their special one home for the holidays and have to decide whether to commit by midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Lady Leshurr, Clara Amfo and Johannes Radebe among guest judges for I Like The Way U Move

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The dating series will be hosted by Jamie Laing, and world-famous choreographer Kaelynn ‘KK’ Harris will act as the resident dance expert and judge. 

Single professional dancers and rookie non-dancers will compete to try and find the partner who will be in sync with them, both on the dance floor and off. 

Each week a guest judge will help KK decide which couple has the best routine. 

Zara McDermott to present new dating series Love In The Flesh

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Presented by Zara McDermott, the eight-part series will follow real life potential couples who have already matched through dating apps or social media but are yet to meet face to face.

The potential couples are taken away from their screens and the pressures of daily life to see if they can find love in the flesh.

Some of the couples have been talking for weeks, some years, but they have only interacted through apps, stories and DMs.

Personal reasons and factors such as location have prevented these wannabe couples from meeting in person.

Katherine Ryan set to host new dating show Ready to Mingle

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The dating show will see a single woman look for her perfect partner out of 12 suitors, who will be competing for her affection and the opportunity to win a big cash prize. 

However, not everything is as it seems, as some of the boys are not actually single and are being helped by their partners in order to win the cash prize.