The new blind dating show, Getting Jiggy with Josie, hosted by Josie Gibson, airs from Friday 21st April at 8pm for 6 weeks across the Made Television network. Blind dating app, JigTalk, has become the first mobile app to co-create a television programme with a broadcaster, Made Television. JigTalk, available on iOS and Android, is an innovative, gamified platform, created for people to get to know a potential date before meeting, rather than basing assessments purely on looks. Whilst JigTalking, 16 jigsaw pieces initially cover each JigTalker’s image. These reveal, one by one, as more and more messages are exchanged. JigTalk’s mission is to bring conversation back into the dating equation, which comes to life in the form of the new TV show – Getting Jigy with Josie.
Alex Durrant, Co-Founder & CEO of JigTalk, says “Watching our blind dating app come to life in the form of a TV show has been a surreal experience. The show encompasses everything we love about JigTalk: encouraging daters to lead with their personalities, bringing excitement back into dating and unleashing the comedian in everyone!”
Host, Josie Gibson, former star of Big Brother and recent contestant in ‘The Jump’, says, “I can’t wait to get started. My Cupid’s bow is poised and I’m really looking forward to meeting the contestants and giving them a good grilling. I’m hoping to make as many love matches as possible and to have lots of fun along the way.”
Getting Jiggy with Josie will unveil a contemporary twist to dating, blending a unique mix of blindfolds and intrigue with probing questions about the lives and loves of each contestant, with plenty of awkward moments. Potential consorts will be blindfolded throughout the duration of each show, while their dating hopeful will have the opportunity to assess them, based upon their answers,
reactions and their performance under pressure.
Datees will be pushed even further from their comfort zone when they are asked to spin the ‘Jiggy Wheel’. The wheel will land upon one of three tasks they have to complete blindfolded: ‘Touchy Feely’, ‘Show Us Your Moves’ or ‘The Taste Test’ round. The final test will be when the winning contestant is escorted – still blindfolded – on a romantic date for two. As the blindfold is removed, the dewy-eyed duo can decide whether they care to spend the rest of their lives living together in love and harmony. Or not.
Josie will be introducing viewers to the first set of singletons on Friday 21st April at 8pm. The 6-part series will air weekly across the Made Television network’s eight channels in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, North Wales, Teesside and Tyne & Wear.
You can download JigTalk here.