You could argue that the spray-tanned, big pec-ed narcissism of the men contestants on Take Me Out was ‘well gay’ already, whatever their orientation. But just to hammer the metrotastic nature of the programme home, Danish TV have commissioned a ‘gay’ version. Will it seem any different from its heterosexual counterpart? I doubt it.
But I applaud this move by the forward-thinking Danes. And I hope some of the more heteronormative, metro-denying dating and reality shows such as Dating In The Dark, Geordie Shore and Sing Date follow suit soon.