Fans of the hit Netflix show Love Is Blind will be excited to hear the series is coming to the UK, with episodes airing this summer

Love Is Blind poster

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Since 2020, the reality TV show Love Is Blind has been giving us blossoming love stories, drama and a whole lot of laughs. Each season follows a group of singles taking part in an experiment in the hopes of finding true love and settling down.

The final episodes of the sixth season of the US show have just been released, and in an exciting update Netflix has revealed that Love Is Blind is coming to the UK. The first season of the UK version will be dropping later this year, giving singles across the country the chance to see if love really is blind.

What is Love Is Blind?

In a nutshell, the programme tests the theory of falling in love sight unseen based purely on personality and a connection formed over several dates.

The description shared by Netflix explains the show as: ‘UK singles who want to be loved for who they are have signed up for a less-conventional approach to modern dating, and will choose someone to marry without ever meeting them.

‘Over several weeks, the newly engaged couples will move in together, plan their wedding and find out if their physical connection matches their strong emotional bond developed in the Pods. When their wedding day arrives, will real-world realities and external factors push them apart, or will they marry the person they fell blindly in love with?’

How does it work?

A selection of men and women head into ‘the Pods’ (a small room with a couch and everything you need to get cosy, and sometimes activities to play) with one person in each Pod and the ability to talk to the person in the Pod across from you.

The catch is that you can’t see the person, and must form a relationship from the conversations you have in the Pods over 10 days. Couples who fall in love have the chance to propose to each other which moves them onto the next stage. The engaged couple then get to see each other for the first time in a grand reveal, before heading on holiday together.

After a relaxing getaway, the couple come back to their hometown to live together and meet each other’s friends and family. During this time they get to see how compatible they are and how they would fit into each other’s lives.

The show comes to a conclusion with weddings for each of the remaining couples. Once at the altar, each person must decide whether to say “I do” and become husband and wife, or say “I do not” and walk away from the relationship. And yes, we’re all highly invested and on the edge of our seat at this point.

It’ll come as no surprise that the show is filled with drama, from love triangles to disapproving families, all topped off with a dramatic reunion episode a year on from the weddings.

It’s not the most conventional route to marriage, but it does work for some people!

Watch the trailer for Love Is Blind Season 6

To give you an idea of what’s in store for the Love Is Blind UK couples…

When is Love Is Blind UK coming out?

The first season of the UK version of Love Is Blind will be released on Netflix in August 2024.

Who will host Love Is Blind UK?

The US series has been consistently hosted by married couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey, however they will not be hosting the UK version.

To continue the trend of a married couple hosting the show, husband and wife duo presenter Emma Willis and musician Matt Willis will take on the role.

Speaking about their upcoming appearance on the show, Busted co-founder Matt commented: “We love the show! It’s been such a dream working together and fascinating to watch the process unfold. Experiencing this new project side by side has been really amazing, and I can’t wait for people to come on this journey with us.”

With the former Big Brother presenter adding: “I love to play matchmaker with my friends and love LOVE, so I am so excited to be co-hosting the first ever UK version of Love Is Blind. I’m intrigued to see people connect on a purely emotional and mental level right off the bat, without visuals playing a part.”

How many episodes are in the new series?

Netflix have not yet shared how many episodes Love Is Blind UK will have. But based on the most recent US series, which had 12 episodes and the reunion, we can estimate it will be around that number.

Where can I watch Love Is Blind?

Netflix is home to all seasons of Love Is Blind. While you patiently wait for the UK series to drop, you can catch up on all past seasons on Netflix.

Aerial shot of 'pods' from Love Is Blind TV show

The Love Is Blind pods (Photo: Netflix)

How many seasons of Love Is Blind are there?

The hit show started in 2020 in the US. Since then, there have been five more series based in a different city each time. with the latest episodes dropping in February 2024.

The show has also been taken to Japan, Sweden and Brazil, with plans for filming in Argentina, Germany and the UAE too.

How to sign up for Love Is Blind UK?

Filming for Season 1 of Love Is Blind UK is already underway, but there’s still time to get involved with the second season.

Season 2 will be filmed later in 2024 and casting is now open to UK residents who are over 18-years-old.

If you’re looking for love and think this is the perfect opportunity, you can find out more and apply for Love Is Blind UK here.

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