It looks like there could be some confusion on the way in Davina McCall's new dating show, The Language of Love.


The series, which starts on Channel 4 on Tuesday, 4th January, will follow a group of British and Spanish singles in an Andalusian country estate as they try and strike up romantic connections – despite not being able to speak the same language as their potential partner.

And in an exclusive clip from the first episode, the contestants appear to be suffering from a multitude of cultural differences.

In the short video released by Channel 4 ahead of the show’s launch, we see the Language of Love line-up coming face-to-face for the first time – and all sorts of entertaining mix-ups ensue.

Cristobal, who is a 29-year-old nurse from Cádiz, even tries to impress with some dancing – much to the horror of Thalia, a 27-year-old football club administrator from Surrey.

“Spanish boys are a bit wild. It’s something that we’re just not used to in Britain. They came in like dancing and singing. We were a bit more reserved,” she says.

The identities of the singletons were revealed in late December, with a mix of Spanish and British contestants heading to the luxurious estate.

The singles also include Luke, a 29-year-old telecoms sales manager from Essex, Lucia, a 24-year-old make-up artist and nail technician from Seville, and Tara, a 32-year-old schools liaison officer from Stoke-On-Trent.

The show will follow the newly-formed couples as they take part in challenges and tasks to “test whether love is deeper than just words.”

Then, at the end of the series, contestants will “face a big dilemma: to call it quits, stay together long distance, or perhaps move country to be with their newfound love,” Channel 4 teased.

The Language of Love starts on Tuesday 4 January at 10pm on Channel 4.


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