BBC Three orders third helping of Eating with My Ex
James R | On 21, Mar 2020
BBC Three has ordered a third helping of Eating with My Ex.
A dating show with a difference, the show brings together ex-couples over a meal, as they are tasked with answering some very awkward questions to find out exactly why their relationship went wrong.
Eating With My Ex will be produced by Thames for BBC Three and the Executive Producers are Amelia Brown and Laura Woolf.
“Incredibly moreish” is how we described the show’s second season in our review.
The 10-part third season will include four celebrity specials where famous exes will be put through their paces.
Amelia Brown, Managing Director, Thames, says: “We have seen a tremendous appetite for dating reality shows, particularly those in the 16-24 age demographic, and Eating With My Ex is truly leading the pack here. The wonderfully diverse participants and stories that feature on the show has helped it to become one of the most talked about series on BBC Three and we know Season 3 will be just as entertaining.”
The producers are looking for willing participants to feature in Season 3. Whether it’s closure, unanswered questions or simply an apology, Thames would like to hear from anyone who might want to take part – get in touch using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBC Three orders full course of Eating with My Ex
7th September 2018
BBC Three is upgrading its web series Eating with My Ex from bite-sized morsels to a full course.
Clearly resonating with young audiences and reflecting the diversity of Britain’s young people in terms of sexuality, ethnicity and class, the short-form series has found huge success on BBC Three, iPlayer and across social platforms, racking up nearly 20 million views in total.
Originally commissioned as 10×7′ bite-sized chunks, the new series will see the episodes extend to 30 minutes and will include a celebrity special. Some want an apology, some want a reunion, others just want closure, whatever the outcome the format is incredibly moreish with the majority of the audience binge watching the entire short form series in one go.
Alongside the often awkward and revealing questions being served up, exciting new ingredients will be added to ensure that Eating with My Ex delivers plenty more heart-warming, funny and authentic encounters.
Eating with My Ex is a 10×30’ part series produced by Shotglass /Thames (part of FremantleMedia UK) for BBC Three with James Cooper and Kat Hebden Executive Producing for Shotglass, Phil Harris Executive Producing for Thames and Laura Woolf Series Producing. It was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three.
Kavanagh says: “I’m delighted with the transformation of Eating with My Ex into a long-form commission and the incredible journey it has taken speaks to the flexibility of form that BBC Three affords. We’re really excited it has been developed into a 10-part series which I’m sure audiences will love.”
Kalpna Patel-Knight, Entertainment Commissioner at the BBC, adds: “I’m really excited for the long-form version of Eating with My Ex. It worked as bite sized chunks but you really wanted to hear a bit more. The long-form will give you more insight into the relationship and what their family and friends think. It promises to be heart-warming, explosive and fun.”