Channel 4 is sending people on an Intimacy Retreat (Picture: Getty Images)
Channel 4 is asking adult virgins to sign up for a new reality dating show.
The broadcaster has released a call-out for applicants for a new programme with the working title The Intimacy Retreat as it adds to its lineup of wild and innovative shows like Naked Attraction and Married At First Sight.
The listing reads: ‘ARE YOU A VIRGIN? OR HAVE YOU ALWAYS STRUGGLED WITH INTIMACY?
‘ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY, ONE IN EIGHT BRITISH 26 YEAR OLDS IS STILL A VIRGIN.
‘If YOU are aged 21 or over and would like to be guided in the art of intimacy on a Mediterranean island retreat, find more info, T&Cs and application form at http://www.theintimacyretreat.co.uk.’
The show has been described as a ‘six-part formatted documentary series’ following a group of adults who are virgins – or identify as such – ‘as they learn life-changing skills in the art of intimacy’.
The chosen few will head on an island retreat (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A spokesperson added to the Mirror: ‘Our leading sexologists will be running a unique Mediterranean island retreat that, using a radical and entirely new approach, will help people overcome their fears and insecurities when it comes to intimacy and sex.’
These insecurities could range from people who ‘lack body confidence’, or are uncertain about their own ‘sexual identity or orientation’, as well as ‘social anxiety or physical issues that can make sex worrying or uncomfortable’.
The show could also feature people who have previously decided to be celibate for religious reasons.
It’s been described as having ‘echoes of Love Island’ (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)
Successful applicants will face a one on one interview, with filming set to get underway in April.
According to The Sun, the show will be ‘very much a Love Island scenario’ with a twist.
A source said: ‘Of course it has echoes of Love Island but it’s a bit more sophisticated and complicated than just lazing round a pool eyeing each other up before all pairing up for bedtime antics when the lights go out.’
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