How to watch I Kissed a Boy online and stream gay dating show for free from anywhere

The path to falling in love is never straight...

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How to watch I Kissed a Boy

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, with no official word on whether the show will be internationally broadcast as of yet. However, if you happen to be travelling, you can connect to BBC iPlayer from anywhere when you purchase a VPN.

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New episodes: every Sunday and Monday at 9pm BST
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I Kissed a Boy 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? Well, we explain how to watch I Kissed a Boy online from anywhere below.

Throwing together ten single gay men, I Kissed a Boy begins 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 meet, they must lock lips. No beating around the bush, the couples can find out from the offset if there is that all-important spark. 

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). Tango tans and Turkey teeth are out too, thanks to a refreshing selection of contestants across body type, race, and social class. As for reviews, The Guardian calls I Kissed a Boy "a queer summer treat".

Promising all the dating drama you could want, strap yourself in for plenty of 'Kiss-Offs' under the Italian sun. Airing now in the UK, we explain how to watch I Kissed a Boy from anywhere and for free.

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

BBC iPlayer

I Kissed a Boy began airing on BBC Three on May 13 with  a double bill, with new episodes every Sunday and Monday night at 9pm BST.

After its aired on TV, you can then watch I Kissed a Boy 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.

Use a VPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

How to watch I Kissed a Boy from outside your country

You can watch I Kissed a Boy for free from the UK, but bear in mind that if you're abroad and away from home you won't be able to stream new episodes through 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 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 ExpressVPN.

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 in the US?

I Kissed a Boy has only just started in the UK, and while it appears to be gaining popularity, it 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 online in Canada

Unfortunately, much like in the States, I Kissed a Boy doesn't have a streaming home in Canada. Of course, if and when this changes, we will update this page with the latest information on how to watch I Kissed a Boy.

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 online in Australia

It's much the same sad situation Down Under with I Kissed a Boy yet to be picked up by an Australian network. Should this change, we'll endeavour to update this page so you can tune in.

Visiting Australia when new episodes air? You can simply purchase a VPN and connect to BBC iPlayer and watch I Kissed a Boy online from wherever you are.

I Kissed a Boy contestants

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A Kissed a Boy 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 full episode guide

Episode 1 – Out now
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 – Out now
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 – Out now
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 – Out now
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 – May 28, 2023
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 – May 28, 2023
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 – June 4, 2023
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 - June 4, 2023
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?

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.