I Kissed A Girl stars gush about Dannii Minogue's 'beautiful' and 'important' queer allyship

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16 May 2024, 13:18

Dannii Minogue and Fi and Meg on I Kissed A Girl

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I Kissed A Girl host Dannii Minogue’s queer allyship is a key part of the show’s message, the show’s contestants have shared.

Speaking exclusively with virginradio.co.uk ahead of the series reaching its halfway point this weekend, stars Lailah and Beth opened up about all things related to the landmark dating show for queer women, including the importance of its ‘Cupid’ host Dannii Minogue.

“I think a lot of people, they question: ‘Well, if you’re not queer, do you fully get it?'” Lailah - who along with her fellow contestants Beth and Em joined the show in episode four - shared. 



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“But the fact that she’s an ally and hasn’t necessarily gone through what we’ve gone through, but she still wants to see [us doing well], is quite beautiful,” she added. “It shows that can happen to everyone in real life situations.

“You don’t have to feel connected, or you don’t have to necessarily know what someone goes through to want the best for them. That’s the whole point in allyship. So I think to have Dannii as a host is great.”

Paralegal Beth from Bath agreed. “I think it was actually really important that the host of this show was an ally rather than someone who identifies as queer because yeah, it just shows how you can support a group of people but not be a part of it, which is really important,” she said.

Both girls also gushed about how kind Dannii was, and how this helped them get over their initial shell shock of meeting the “gorgeous” Aussie singer. 

“[Dannii] looks amazing when you see her through pictures, but when you see her in real life you're like: ‘Oh my god, she is so fit!’ I don't even like femme girls, but boy would I take her out on a date!” Beth joked.

“I remember the first time I saw her, my jaw dropped to the floor, like, literally, she's stunning,” Lailah also explained. “But at the same time, she's also just so lovely and genuine.

“I think her presence can be quite intimidating at times, because she is just that beautiful,” the Cardiff student and footballer said. “However, she makes you feel comfortable. It doesn't feel like it's unnatural or like there's some sort of disconnect. It genuinely feels like she's there for your best interests, and like she does want each and every girl to find something.”

I Kissed A Girl continues on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer this Sunday (19th May) at 9pm.