Lockdown Reality Dating Show hosted by former Emmerdale star Kelsey-Beth Crossley
Online PR News – 18-May-2020 – United Kingdom – A new Lockdown reality dating show ‘Lovedown’ to air this summer will star kelsey-Beth Crossley as the host.
Lovedown follows groups of four men and four women as they attempt to find love during a time of social distancing and is the brainchild of former Emmerdale star Kelsey-Beth Crossley and West-End star and Producer Ashley Luke Lloyd.
When the UK went into lockdown, productions across the UK ceased filming and many projects had to be put on hold. Many professionals in the TV industry have been exploring new ways to produce TV shows and Kelsey and Ashley saw the challenges facing those who may be single during lockdown.
Kelsey-Beth is well-known for her role as Scarlett Nicholls in Emmerdale from 2007 - 2011 and has since appeared on a number of TV shows including The Voice UK and Good Morning Britain.
Speaking about the show, Kelsey-Beth said “Being single isn’t so bad when you have hobbies/ a career/ friends but one day when that’s all stripped from you and all you’re allowed to do is DIY, bake and exercise, it’s nice to have a partner to share the highs and lows with. I have enjoyed this experience so much, the love birds are such warm, lovely people with big personalities and hopefully we can play a tiny part in helping them find love or even just giving them and our viewers a few laughs in a hard time.Watching the footage and meeting everyone virtually has brought such light to the long days and we are all having a blast!”
Ashley, who has been friends with Kelsey-Beth since they met at High School, is a regular face in the West-End has starred in many hit musical theatre shows such as Billy Elliot the Musical, Whistle Down the Wind, Loserville and Dreamgirls. He also appeared in Waterloo Road and has written and produced his debut screenplay ‘Made in the Eighties’ which is currently in post-production. When asked about the inspiration for the show, Ashley said “we’re all in this crazy and confusing time together. We wanted to have some fun, bring some joy to everyone’s four walls and connect people together - and who knows, maybe some of our love birds will fall in love!”
To work around the current UK rules of lockdown, casting and filming has been done completely online with a production team all working from home to adhere to social distancing rules.To create the show, the contestants recorded their dates using their own phones or computers and then sent their footage to the production team.
The raw nature of this adds an authentic feel to the show which captures the current situation for would-be daters during lockdown whilst the personalities of the contestants shine through.
For more information about Lovedown, or to meet some of the Love Birds, follow the Lovedown instagram page @lovedownuk and the Lovedown Facebook page at facebook.com/lovedownuk