Following the success of ‘Love Island’, ITV is revealing an all-new dating show, ‘Dress To Impress’.
The programme will arrive on our screens next month and the first episode even includes a former Islander, Oliver Maxwell Fernandez, who is still searching for love.
Ahead of the series, here’s everything we can tell you about the show…
Let’s start with the format
As dating shows go, this is pretty simple. Three singletons will compete for one contestant’s affections, by attempting to pick outfits for them.
The three shoppers will face a series of mystery “style-based challenges”, with the final two left competing in a head-to-head challenge with the hope of winning the date with the picker.
Finally, there’s the all-important question - will they be seeing each other again?
Matt Edmondson dreamed up the concept
The Radio 1 DJ thought up the idea while on a shopping trip of his own, he recently explained to The Mirror.
“I went to the shops to find my wife a present at the last minute, and thought, ‘Oh, I’ll buy her a nice new outfit’,” he said. “It was SO stressful. I didn’t understand what to get, I was like, ‘I KNOW her, why am I finding this so hard?’
He’ll also provide voiceovers on the show.
Not all of the contestants are actually stylish
While each singleton in charge of judging the outfits for picked for them, those doing the choosing don’t always hit the mark.
Matt’s revealed that some of the ensembles which are particularly bad include a “blancmange ball gown, floor-length, ruffly, peach thing a bridesmaid would say no to” anda “black, fishnet, incredibly tight, ‘Moulin Rouge’, ankle-length dress, which looked like a satsuma bag”.
There won’t be any ‘Love Island’-esque bedroom antics
As the show airs at 6pm - and features different people in each episode - we can confidently say that things will stay strictly PG.
ITV has commissioned 30 episodes
The broadcaster clearly has confidence in the show, which will air on ITV2 for the next 30 weeks.
‘Dress To Impress’ arrives on screens on Monday 4 September.