Fresh off of her Celebrity Big Brother UK win, RuPaul's Drag Race alum Courtney Act is making history with the UK's first bisexual reality dating show, The Bi Life.
Act will be hosting the ten-part reality dating series that will follow a group of bisexual Brits hoping to find love while lodged together in one house in Barcelona, Spain. According to Dailymail UK, "the cast will live together, party together and help one another out as they date and meet new people while trying to navigate the rocky road of bisexual+ dating."
Act hopes to increase visibility for bisexual and pansexual people, who she says is the biggest group in the LGBTQ+ community but the least represented.
"I think in the society that we live in, [bisexuality] is misunderstood and a bit taboo and therefore I think people might want to watch," Act told DailyMail UK.
"In the visibility that The Bi Life is delivering, it might not be the most activist-y or advocate-y but there's a group of people having genuine experiences," Act went on. "There is opposite sex people going on dates with same-sex people. There's trans experiences and all sorts of different dating experiences."
Bisexual men and women face difficulties that many other people, LGBTs included, don't have to deal with.
"A real struggle for a lot of bisexual men is that women struggle with the idea of having a boyfriend who's also attracted to men. For a lot of women, the idea of a man being attracted to another man is a threatening or dangerous or off-putting idea. The girls have all said it is really challenging to work out whether a girl is gay or straight or bisexual, whether there was interest or they were just being friendly."
Act hopes to break down those barriers that are holding many bisexual people back from finding love. "In 2018 a lot of young people are identifying as pansexual but there's [often] no understanding of the people who fought hard for their ability to like different genders in 2018."
She hopes the show will change that understanding and show these bisexual singles simply trying to find love, just like everyone else. "There's also something really lovely to watch about that, that these people are not reacting to that struggle, that they're able to just be here and live their lives."
The Bi Life premieres October 25 at 9pm on E! UK & Ireland. Scroll down to meet the contestants!