The dating series is back for a second season, this time featuring queer couples

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

Just when you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to dating shows, Flirty Dancing came along last year and changed the game completely. 

Rather than judging someone on their naked body or how well they can cook, Flirty Dancing focuses on the intimacy and connection that goes hand-in-hand with dancing. 

If you’re not familiar with the show, here’s what it’s all about:

“Flirty Dancing sees two disillusioned daters taught two halves of the same bespoke dance. Across a week they train separately, working with Ashley Banjo and his team to get to grips with their routine. 

“The pair then meet for the first time in a cinematic setting where they don’t speak, just dance, deciding afterwards based on the dance alone whether they want to go on a second date.” 

Good luck getting through without a smile on your face or a tear in your eye! It’s a feel-good fest and what’s even better is the new series features plenty of queer folk.  

For this ground-breaking episode of Flirty Dancing, we meet Faye and Sarah. 

Faye
Sarah

Faye is the self-confessed “gay Bridget Jones” and lives in the countryside, where finding other LGBTQI people to date is a real struggle. 

The Flirty Dancing team pair Faye up with Sarah – who faces a similar problem, also coming from a rural background – for a lesson in not only dancing, but opening up and learning to be intimate with new people. 

Speaking to DIVA, Faye said: “It couldn’t have come at a better time. I had been single for about six months and I was ready to get myself back out there. The team pushed my boundaries and I really needed that boost. I lost a lot of confidence after my last relationship and this experience has helped.”

We also chatted to Sarah about her experience on the show. Sarah said: “I just couldn’t say no to doing the show. I’d been single for just over a year and I’d been on two or three dates but they were all from dating apps. I had come out of a toxic relationship so I was wary about going into another relationship.”

Here’s a little exclusive clip from Faye and Sarah’s episode just for you DIVA readers. 😘

But was it love at first dance? Well, you’ll just have to check out the show on Friday and head back here next week to find out some details about how the date went down…

You can catch Flirty Dancing on Channel 4 on Fridays at 8pm. 💃

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