Courtney Act will host a new dating show 'The Bi Life'.

Courtney Act and Shane Jenek

Courtney Act and Shane Jenek

The 'Celebrity Big Brother' winner - who triumphed in the house earlier this year - will front the upcoming E! programme which will be the first UK series to focus on bisexual dating, with bisexual+ (including bi, pansexual and fluid) or questioning singletons looking for love aborad.

Australian drag queen Shane Jenek - who is also known as Courtney Act - said: "As if this summer hasn't been hot enough, we decided to crank it up another notch with 'The Bi Life' on E! It's high time there was a dating show for the large number of young people today, like me, who are attracted to more than one gender.

"In 2018 we know that sexuality is fluid and sharing the stories and experiences, the laughter and the love making, of young bi people is so important. So get ready to see the true stories of bisexual singles, who are the largest part of the LGBTQ+ community, but the least known."

The show - which is currently filming on location in Barcelona - is set to premiere in October, and will see the cast living and partying together as they try to nagivate the world of bisexual+ dating.

Ros Coward, executive producer at Monkey, added: "A TV show that better reflects diversity within society's dating pool has been long overdue. The Bi Life is a modern dating show for a modern generation of daters and E! is the perfect home for it."

Meanwhile, Lee Raftery - Managing Director UK & Emerging Markets and Chief Marketing & Content Officer at NBCUniversal International - praised the project's potential influence.

He said: "This new commission is a pivotal point for E! Entertainment Television in the UK as we bring a fresh take on the full diversity of modern British relationships.

"With the number of British people identifying themselves as bisexual rising by 73 per cent in four years, we are incredibly excited to be introducing this pioneering series to our audiences in the UK and Ireland."