A reality TV show called “Flirty Dancing” is making the rounds on the internet, and well — you’ll just have to see it to believe it.
“Flirty Dancing” is a reality TV program from the U.K. It’s a dating show with a unique and bizarre premise: two strangers learn a dance routine separately, then have to perform it together as soon as they meet. Only after this weird mating ritual do the singles get to decide whether to go on a normal date.
A clip from the show featuring a gay couple went viral after Esquire writer Justin Kirkland posted it on Twitter, writing that he is “RUINED” by the show, and frankly, same.
I’ll just leave this here to ruin your life as well.
— Justin Kirkland (@justinkirkland4) November 17, 2019
As you can see from the clip, the show is queer-inclusive — it features gay couples alongside straight couples, and they range in age. The only thing they all have in common? A knack for contemporary dance and an impressive level of cheerfulness. Each couple learns their half of the dance from choreographer Ashley Banjo.
“Flirty Dancing” is already in its second season in the U.K., which begs the question: Where has this been all my life?!?!
But no worries, there’s plenty more where this came from. A version of the show is coming to the U.S. on December 29. Jenna Dewan will host it on Fox. The American version will also have an added element of competition: one single will have to pick between two dancers.
As for the couple from the viral clip? Their names are Ryan and Garry, and they’re already on date number two.