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Jane Corscadden

BBC Northern Ireland commission new season of Beauty Queen and Single

BBC Northern Ireland has commissioned a brand new series of Beauty Queen and Single.

The dating show from Sony Pictures Television-owner Stellify Media challenges self-confessed "beauty queens" to "ditch their flawless perfection and embrace their natural beauty" by going on five dates, with five guys, wearing not a scrap of make-up.

The new four-part series will be filmed in Belfast during the summer.

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The format has also been commissioned for a third series in 2023 on Finland’s YLE Areena.

The first series of Beauty Queen & Single aired on BBC One NI in 2017 and picked up the Best Comedy & Entertainment programme trophy at the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland Awards that year.

There were also editions of the show on BBC Scotland and BBC Wales, and the format has even travelled to YLE Finland and NPO 3 in the Netherlands - each having aired two series.

Matthew Worthy, Joint Managing Director of Stellify Media said: “Beauty Queen & Single is our very favourite show at Stellify. It was wonderful to watch a hit at home find such a huge audience internationally – and now we are delighted to welcome it back home.”

Kieran Doherty, Joint Managing Director of Stellify Media said: “With Beauty Queen & Single we always knew you could make it anywhere you want. It’s a universal theme about trying to find love, which is also timeless, so it’s super exciting to be making another series for BBC NI.”

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