Desiree Burch to host "throuple" dating show

Exclusive   Monday 16th August 2021, 2:18pm by Jay Richardson

  • The Love Triangle dating show will see couples looking for single people to join them in a relationship
  • Desiree Burch presents the pilot, which is inviting participants to explore "non-monogamy"
  • Burch, who will appear on Channel 4's Taskmaster next month, also narrates Netflix's Too Hot To Handle
Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. Desiree Burch. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Desiree Burch is to host an E4 dating show introducing couples to single people for three-way relationships, British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

In The Love Triangle, the American comic will invite participants to "throuple up" over a series of rounds in which the trio try to learn more about each other, before making a decision as to whether to "three or not to three".

Made by Naked Productions (Austentatious), the pilot also features a voiceover from drag queen Bimini Bon Boulash.

"I was excited when E4 and Naked asked me to host a brand-new kind of dating show" said Burch. "It's a dating show that is evolving to meet the needs of a new generation of relationships.

"And I'm so excited to do anything with Bimini Bon Boulash. There are so many different angles to explore in a Love Triangle. I can't wait to go on that journey with the guests on our show."

Quoting research that states that over a quarter of 18-24-year-olds would like to try a polyamorous relationship, the show pledges to help them matchmake. Channel 4's existing dating show Naked Attraction, in which contestants try to find a soul mate based on their naked physique, featured its first polyamorous couple seeking a third partner in June.

The Love Triangle was commissioned for E4 by entertainment commissioning editor Steve Handley, head of entertainment and events Phil Harris and Karl Warner. The executive producers are Tom O'Brien and Anna Meadows and the series producer Nykki Parker.

Appearing in the twelfth series of Taskmaster on Channel 4 next month, London-based American comic and playwright Burch, a bisexual, narrates Netflix's reality dating game show Too Hot To Handle and has called for a broader representation of sexuality on the show.

In her acclaimed 2017 stand-up show Unf*ckable, she related how she had worked as a dominatrix in New York whilst still a virgin.

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