‘Singletown’, ITV2’s unconventional dating reality show, is developed by Keshet Productions. The series initially revolves around five couples who put their relationships on ice to explore the glitz and glamour of the dating scene in London. They are divided into two groups of five and housed in two multi-million-pound apartments located beside the River Thames. What they don’t realize is that the other group, comprised of each of their exes, living just across the hallway. However, the thing that sets ‘Singletown’ apart from almost anything else on television these days is it lets contestants see how their exes are faring in the experiment. In later episodes, two other couples join the cast. After its original release, the show garnered somewhat modest reviews. Here’s everything you need to know about the show.
Singletown Season 1 Release Date
‘Singletown’ Season 1 originally premiered on September 2, 2019, on ITV2. It ran for 15 episodes before coming to an end on September 20, 2019. In July, it was first reported that HBO Max has obtained the broadcasting rights of ‘Singletown’, along with another British reality series ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’, Italian crime series ‘Gomorrah’, and Spanish drama ‘Veneno’. These new additions further strengthened their already impressive line-up of international shows.
‘Singletown’ is set to premiere on HBO Max on August 20, 2020.
Actors and TV personalities Joel Dommett and Emily Atack serve as the show’s two hosts, with the added responsibility of “mentoring” the singletons. Dommett and Atack are longtime ITV affiliates. They both were runners-up in their respective seasons (Dommett in 2016 and Atack in 2018) of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’
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We’re excited to announce Emily Atack and Joel Dommett as the hosts of Singletown! Coming soon to ITV2! Singletown sees five couples decide to press pause on their relationships and spend one incredible summer experiencing single life and all it has to offer in London’s glamourous social scene. The series explores how each couple have a different reason for putting their relationships on ice –whether they’re ready for the next steps in their relationship, such as buying a house or asking the big question, to newer relationships that have hit the rocks. At the end of the summer, will they choose to go back to their partner or stick to flying solo? Hosts Emily and Joel will be there every step of the way as their mentors, guiding them on their journey. #Singletown
What Is Singletown about?
Likely introduced as a substitute for ‘Love Island’, ‘Singleton’ is a show that lets its contestants, couples at various stages of their relationships, temporarily split up, find out what other options they have, and whether it’s better or worse than what they used to have with their exes. At the end of the show, they can choose to either get back together with the person they came to the show with or part ways for good.
The casting of the participants has been quite progressive. The first five couples shown in the series are Claudia Trante and Rob Greenway, Charlie David and Elliott Churchley, Sophie Moran and George Bird, Selin Tursucu and Jeremiah Kanjakwa, and Natasha Finn and Luke Louza. Two other couples, Nat Hanson and Megan Brodrick and Ella Green and Kyra Harding are later brought in. Actor Luke Kempner does the narration on the show.
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