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There's 6 New Singletons Joining The Love In The Flesh Cast

Hosted by Zara McDermott.

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BBC’s ‘Love In The Flesh’ Is Like ‘Catfish’ But Without The Lies

Online dating has its perks, which has especially been the case during lockdown. But you’ll eventually have to experience the mixed feelings of excitement and anxiety when you finally decide to meet for the first time in person. That first IRL meeting is the core of BBC Three’s latest dating show Love In The Flesh, which sees five couples meet offline for the first time in a Greek lush beach house to see whether their digital connection rings true in the real world. Hosted by Zara McDermott, the couples will have the opportunity to see whether they click IRL and if they actually have a future together. So here’s everything you need to know about Love In The Flesh.

Love In The Flesh Release Date

Having started on March 23, Love In The Flesh airs weekly on BBC Three from 10 p.m. Both episodes will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer on the Wednesday of each week.

Love In The Flesh Plot

Over eight episodes, the couples will be given the opportunity to learn about each other face to face rather than behind a screen, and will compete in challenges to “explore different sides of their relationship” per BBC Three in a press release obtained by Bustle. McDermott not only acts as presenter for Love in the Flesh, but she’ll also provide the couple’s advice and be their confidante as they navigate whether the connection they developed online can actually survive outside the internet.

“It truly reflects the current dating climate for young people that are living in a digital age and constantly glued to screens,” McDermott said. “This show is about interrogating how far online chemistry can go without that in-person connection.”

But, six singletons are en route to the beach house to crash the party - will they disrupt the online bonds that have been created between the original five couples? Or will it make their connection stronger than ever?

Meet The Love In The Flesh Cast

Christos & Niki


First connecting online three months ago, 19-year-old restaurant manager Christos and 22-year-old carer Niki both have Greek roots and are hoping their virtual match is as perfect in real life. But seeing as Brighton native Niki usually goes for older guys, there may already be a bit of tension afoot.

Find Niki on Instagram @missnikiclarke and Christos @christosgabriel_.

Millie & Shelby


23-year-old influencer Millie and 24-year-old NHS worker Shelby struck up a bond ten months ago, and both seem to think they’ve found the one. This isn’t the first time they’ve tried to meet in person either – that was put on hold after Millie experienced a nasty accident with a horse and had to undergo five surgeries. Hopefully this meetup will make up for lost time.

Follow Shelby on Instagram @shelbybarrettxo and Millie on @milliemclay.

Hannah & Brandon


Having already experienced a pretty raunchy relationship online, 24-year-old legal assistant Hannah and 23-year-old student Brandon are pretty nervous about meeting in the flesh. What if that spark they’ve held on to virtually for six months fizzles out?

Follow Hannah on @hannahhgracey and Brandon on @brandon_leee97.

Jess & Kwame


24-year-old carer Jess has been speaking to Kwame for five years, but has never actually been able to see him other than from a photo. 28-year-old entrepreneur Kwame has repeatedly refused to appear on camera, leading Jess to come to the conclusion that he’s a catfish. Could this truly be the case, or does Kwame have a legitimate reason for avoiding the lens?

Find Jess on Instagram @jessica_ajx and Kawme on @kwamehimself.

Chibz & Shazelle


Coming across each other on Instagram two years ago, it was love at first sight for 23-year-old personal trainer Chibz. But it doesn’t seem that the adoration has been reciprocated by 21-year-old receptionist Shazelle, who has stood Chibz up twice already. While he isn’t too convinced she’ll rock up to the Greek island, it seems that Shazelle wants this relationship to work.

Find Shazelle on Instagram @shazellelouisa and fashion model Chibz @chibzno10.

The Cast: The Singletons



According to 24-year-old bartender Ana, online dating in Aberdeen is a lost cause. She is a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic and a big believer in love, hopeful that this series may bring her the opportunity to settle down with the right person.

Find Ana on IG at @anna.asatiani



Meet 26-year-old business owner, Caz. He mostly meets people via Instagram and says his success rate with women is around 99.99%. However, he hasn’t had a serious relationship yet and “feels it is missing” in his life.

Find Caz on IG at @cazmilligan



Dan finds it difficult to date in a small town as everyone knows someone you’ve been with or has matched with the same people as you – his radius is currently set to 20-30 miles. The 27-year-old insurance broker believes a one-to-one in-person dating experience will lead to better luck.



Edwyna is a deeply spiritual person and, at 25-years-old she’s ready for a deeper connection. But will beauty adviser Edwyna find true love in the beach house?



An engineer by training, Joe says he uses all the dating apps out there, spending all his spare time messaging girls. The 24-year-old hopes that the beach house will help him settle down and find a girlfriend to chill with.



The 27-year-old personal assistant describes herself as a people person through and through. She believes that we remember experiences as opposed to online messages and is ready for that IRL connection.

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