Good news alert: I Kissed a Boy will be back for a second season!

On 21 May, the BBC confirmed that the groundbreaking series, which made history last year as the UK’s first-ever same-sex dating show, has been renewed for a second round – with Dannii Minogue to return to her role as Cupid.

“I am so excited that I’ll be back in Italy to play cupid. I can’t wait to meet the next cast when the Masseria doors open… There are so many diverse and important stories yet to tell,” Minogue said in a statement.

“And be sure that I’ll have the party started for a wonderful summer of love”.

Nasfim Haque, Head of Content for BBC Three, said: “I am thrilled to have this innovative, ground-breaking format return to BBC Three.

“I Kissed A Boy’s success is testament to the channel’s unwavering dedication to producing content that both entertains and educates”.

I Kissed a Boy received wide praise for its diverse and inclusive cast, its depiction queer male culture and soundtrack of pop bangers. And, of course, Minogue was lauded for her allyship, hosting abilities and impeccable wardrobe.

Its success led to the sapphic spin-off, I Kissed a Girlwhich is currently airing on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. Like its flagship series, I Kissed a Girl has been met with acclaim for its casting and depiction of sapphic culture.

Both series introduce 10 contestants who will be matched up and, upon meeting each other for the first time, share a kiss.

Throughout the course of the series, the contestants will decide whether they want to stay with their current partner via a series of “kiss-offs” or match with someone new.

David Brindley, Executive Producer of Twofour, gushed about the I Kissed a franchise, describing it as a “joyful, uplifting and entertaining new take on the reality genre”.

“And the entire team at Twofour – who are so passionate about making this show –  can’t wait to see what this next series holds,” he continued, “aside from Dannii’s second-to-none fashion choices, they’re guaranteed.”

More good news incoming: both series are coming to the US later this year.

According to Deadline, the flagship series will be available on Hulu from 15 June, with a date for I Kissed a Girl to be confirmed.

I Kissed a Boy and I Kissed a Girl are both streaming in the UK on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.