How to watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 in full and stream gay dating show for free from anywhere

The cast of I Kissed a Boy season 1
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How to watch I Kissed a Boy season 1

Watching the UK's first every gay dating show is simple and easy. It’s 100% free to watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK. All eight episodes are available now, plus the reunion. Internationally the show can be streamed on CTV in Canada and 10Play in Australia. There's still no word on a US release date, so if you happen to be travelling there, then a VPN will allow you to watch as you would back home.

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I Kissed a Boy season 1 preview

Feel like Love Island doesn't offer nearly enough diversity? Well, the BBC's first ever gay dating show might just be the answer. Presented by LGBTQIA+ ally and icon Dannii Minogue and narrated by Layton Williams (Bad Education), I Kissed a Boy hinges it all on that first kiss. Need to know more? Below, we explain how to watch I Kissed a Boy online right now.

Season 1 of the dating show threw together ten single gay men, with each boy being matched up by the producers based on interviews where contestants were asked what they were looking for in a potential partner. The moment they met, they had to lock lips. No beating around the bush, the couples were able to find out from the offset if there is that all-important spark. 

There were no villas in sight here either, I Kissed a Boy is set in a romantic Italian 'Masseria' (a cross between a fort and a farm). What's more, there was no sign of fake tan and blinding teeth as the show presented a refreshing selection of contestants across body type, race, and social class. 

Season 1 was a hit, now streaming internationally and commissioned for a second run. It's even garnered it's own sister show in the form of summer 2024's I Kissed a Girl, which can also be streamed right now

Ready for 'Kiss-Offs' under the Italian sun? All eight episodes – plus The Reunion – are streamable now. We explain how to watch I Kissed a Boy from anywhere and for free below.

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How to watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 online in the UK FREE

BBC iPlayer

I Kissed a Boy season 1 aired on BBC Three in 2023, meaning you can watch all episodes online and for FREE via BBC iPlayer.

It’s possible to tune in through most live TV providers, or log into the iPlayer web app through your smart TV (or smart TV streaming sticks), iPhone, Android phone, tablet, PlayStation, Xbox, or laptop. 

If you're outside of the UK and want to stream episodes of I Kissed a Boy, you can still access BBC iPlayer with a VPN account, allowing you to connect just like you were back home. Not only that, but Express VPN is also offering a 30-day all-your-money-back guarantee, allowing you to try before you buy.

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How to watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 from outside your country

You can watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 for free from the UK and other international territories, but bear in mind that if you're abroad and away from home you won't be able to stream new episodes through you usual streamer, e.g. BBC iPlayer outside of the UK.

However, you can get around this with a VPN, a fantastic bit of software that lets you to virtually port your device back to your country of residence – thereby letting you gain access to all the streaming services and content you’d normally enjoy at home.

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How to use a VPN to watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 online

Using a VPN for BBC iPlayer while abroad is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is NordVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - BBC iPlayer for UK citizens abroad.

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Can I watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 in the US?

I Kissed a Boy has gained popularity and season two has already been commissioned, but season one doesn't currently have an official broadcaster in the US as of yet.

A Brit abroad in the States? You can use a VPN to alter your IP address, however, and keep streaming as if you were right at home.

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How to watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 online in Canada

In Canada, I Kissed A Boy season 1 is available on CTV. All episodes can be streamed right now. 

Don't forget: Brits visiting Canada can use a VPN to watch I Kissed a Boy from anywhere on the planet.

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How to watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 online in Australia

Aussies can watch I Kissed a Boy season 1 for FREE via the 10Play streaming service. All episodes of the dating show are available to stream at your leisure. 

Visiting Australia and looking to stream? You can simply purchase a VPN and connect to your usual streamer and watch I Kissed a Boy online from wherever you are.


I Kissed a Boy season 1 contestants

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I Kissed a Boy season 1 contestants

  • Ben Clark - 28, from Edinburgh
  • Gareth Valentino - 28, from Kilkeel
  • Jake Devline-Reed - 27, from Swansea
  • Joseph Mendez - 23, from London
  • Kailum Webster - 25, from Brighton
  • Mikey Connor - 28, from Liverpool
  • Ollie King - 27, from Brighton
  • Ross Bester - 27, from Manchester
  • Subomi Onanuga - 29, from London
  • Josh Cemaloglu - 24, from Rhyl
  • Robert 'Bobski' Budzynski - 23, from Harlow
  • Ceejay - 26, from London
  • Dan Glendinning - 27, from London
  • Vitor Moreira - 27, from London

I Kissed a Boy season 1 full episode guide

Episode 1
Ten single guys are matched up and meet for the first time... with a kiss. Get ready for the UK’s first ever gay dating show, with pop icon Dannii Minogue playing Cupid.

Episode 2
New boy Mikey turns heads, Ben questions his feelings for Ollie, and the Masseria sees its first love triangle. Everyone has a big decision to make at the first Kiss-Off.

Episode 3
Mikey reveals his decision at the Kiss-Off, and the boys face their first Chemistry Test - leading to drama, tension and some couples drifting apart. Luckily, Dannii Minogue has a plan.

Episode 4
Sparks fly as three new boys enter the Masseria. Mikey and Ollie go head to head, Ben’s broken heart looks set to be mended, and Gareth opens up about his past.

Episode 5
The boys face the most dramatic Kiss-Off yet, and tensions reach boiling point when a rift forms in the group, leading to a very dramatic dinner party.

Episode 6
The dinner party concludes with heated words and bruised relationships, but the love game gets back on track when Dannii introduces two new boys - just in time for the Kiss-Off.

Episode 7
The third Kiss-Off ends with a bang, sexual tension hits 100 and Dannii asks the couples to make their toughest decision yet.

Episode 8
The summer of love has come to an end. Who is ready to commit to their partner with a kiss in front of their friends and family? And who is having second thoughts?

Episode 9 – The Reunion
A sizzling summer of love has come to an end, and now it's teatime with Dannii Minogue as she brings all the boys back together for what is set to be an iconic I Kissed a Boy Reunion. In this one-off studio special with an audience, Dannii gets the latest goss from the boys, including their love lives, new-found fame and any lingering chemistry, celebrates the Masseria's greatest moments, deep-dives into the drama and leads the boys through outrageously funny party games. It's loud, and it’s proud. Strap in for I Kissed a Boy: The Reunion.

When will IKAB season two air?

I Kissed A Boy season two has officially been commissioned with Dani and Layton set to return and casting now underway. As such, we could possibly see season 2 before the end of 2024 or early 2025. 

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.