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Stellify Media recommission with Beauty Queen & Single

April 6, 2022

Stellify Media, the Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-owned, Belfast-based indie, has been re-commissioned by BBC One Northern Ireland, for another series of Beauty Queen & Single – the unique dating experiment that challenges self-confessed “beauty queens” to ditch their flawless perfection and embrace their natural beauty by going on five dates, with five guys, wearing not a scrap of make-up. The format has also been commissioned for a third series in 2023 on Finland’s YLE Areena.

The first series of Beauty Queen & Single aired on BBC One NI in 2017, was a huge hit on BBC iPlayer and picked up the Best Comedy & Entertainment programme trophy at the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland Awards that year.

In addition to editions on BBC Scotland and BBC Wales, the format has enjoyed international success, with broadcasters YLE Finland and NPO 3 in the Netherlands each having aired two series. The format is distributed by SPT.

The new four-part series will be filmed in Belfast during the summer and promises plenty of heartfelt craic – and moments of cringe – when our dressed down divas discover, before they can find true love, first they must find their true selves.

Matthew Worthy, Joint Managing Director of Stellify Media, said: “Beauty Queen & Single is our very favourite show at Stellify.  It was wonderful to watch a hit at home find such a huge audience internationally – and now we are delighted to welcome it back home.”

Kieran Doherty, Joint Managing Director of Stellify Media, added: “With Beauty Queen & Single we always knew you could make it anywhere you want.   It’s a universal theme about trying to find love, which is also timeless, so it’s super exciting to be making another series for BBC NI.”

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