Jameela Jamil to front dating show

Jameela Jamil will present a revamp of dating show 'Playing It Straight'

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil has been signed up to host revamped dating show 'Playing It Straight'.

The 'T4' presenter will front the programme - which first aired in 2005 - featuring a woman who must choose her perfect man from a group of 12 bachelors.

If she picks a straight man, the pair will share a prize of £50,000 but if the man she chooses is gay, he will be allowed to keep the winnings.

Channel 4 commissioning editor David Williams said: "It feels like the perfect time to bring the much loved 'Playing It Straight' to a whole new E4 audience - a generation with more buff boys with a liking moisturiser than ever before, making the task faced by our lovely lady more tricky than ever."

LionTV managing director Jeremy Mills -who has worked on both the original and the new show - added: "We are thrilled to be making a new version of this great show. The mix of reality and comedy are a perfect fit for the E4 audience, and there's tremendous fun to be had."

The programme is currently being shot in Spain and will appear on screens next year.


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