Chris Moyles joins Sky Living for The Love Machine

by Lisa McGarry

First impressions are everything in Sky Living HD’s brand new dating show THE LOVE MACHINE. Presented by the UK’s no.1 DJ Chris Moyles and Stacey Solomon the show is due to air spring 2012. THE LOVE MACHINE is part of Sky’s commitment to increase its investment in original British content by 50% over the next three years.

Featuring a huge set filmed in front of a big studio audience, THE LOVE MACHINE will focus on a giant dating machine filled with single guys and girls hoping to be selected by the night’s contestants.

Forget chat up lines and awkward introductions – THE LOVE MACHINE asks its contestants to pick a potential date on looks alone.

Two couples created by THE LOVE MACHINE will then go head to head and tackle the issues men and women confront on a first date but never normally dare to discuss – sex, money and fanciability.

The winning couple will go on an incredible holiday for two – but not before one dastardly final twist that gives them the chance to ditch their date for a last minute upgrade. Viewers will also be able to play THE LOVE MACHINE for themselves at home on Facebook.

Bold, bright and fun THE LOVE MACHINE will be at the forefront of the channel’s spring schedule and is part of Director of Sky Living Jane Johnson’s strategy to attract the biggest names in entertainment to the channel.

Presenter, Chris Moyles said: “I’m really excited about hosting the show. It’s all the awkwardness of a giant speed dating event but in front of a live studio audience and on the TV!”

Stacey Solomon also added: “Each contestant will only have a brief glance of who THE LOVE MACHINE picks for them, but I hope we prove that there really can be love at first sight. I’m a big romantic at heart and I can’t wait for Chris and I to play cupid each week.”

Duncan Gray, Sky’s Head of Entertainment, commented: “THE LOVE MACHINE is a funny, entertaining and at times painfully honest game show based on the oldest dating principle around – looks and first impressions count!”

Anna Blue, co-Executive Producer atPrincess Productions, commented: “If you’re looking for love, game for a laugh and brave enough to say what you’re really thinking, then come and find a date in THE LOVE MACHINE. The show is a brilliant example of how instincts and physical attraction work!”