There's been no shortage of new dating shows introduced in the last few years, and 2022 will see the addition of another brand new format – with a fairly major difference.


In Channel 4 series Language of Love, contestants will see if they can strike up a romance despite not being able to speak the same language as their potential beau.

The show, hosted by Davina McCall and Ricky Merino, follows a handful of British and Spanish singles as they move into an Andalusian country estate and attempt to form a connection through the language barrier – read on for everything you need to know.

The Language of Love release date

The Language of Love arrives early in the New Year – with the first episode airing on Tuesday 4 January at 10pm on Channel 4.

What is The Language of Love about?

According to the official synopsis: "A group of Brits seeking romance will travel to Spain where they’ll meet their potential partners – a group of Spanish speakers also looking for their own historia de amor – to test whether love is deeper than just words. Can sparks fly even with a language barrier to overcome?

"The newly-formed couples will take part in challenges and tasks to help them test their connection as well as learning more about each other’s countries, their culture and their languages. At the end of the series, will they choose amor or adiós? The international lovers will face a big dilemma: to call it quits, stay together long distance, or perhaps move country to be with their newfound love."

Who is the host of The Language of Love?

The Language of Love will be in safe hands as one of our most beloved presenters will be taking us through all the action - Davina McCall! Davina will be joined by Spanish TV host, actor and singer Ricky Merino. Ricky's job will be to monitor the couples as they get to know each other - but will he spot true love?

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Who are the contestants on The Language of Love?

The identities of the contestants were revealed in late December 2022 – with a mix of Spanish and British singletons heading to the luxurious estate.

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

For the full lowdown on the contestants, you can check out out The Language of Love cast page.

Is there a trailer for The Language of Love?

Yes – a trailer for the series was released in late December, showing the contestants arriving at the resort and teasing all sorts of mix-ups and some surprising romantic chemistry You can check it out in full below.


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