Dating reality show with a twist

The person behind the screen could hear their answers and voices but not see them during the gameplay, although the audience could see the contestants.

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Now you can’t watch a single dating show without hearing it come out of the mouth of someone who's had too much red wine.

Late last year, the torch at Lighthearted Entertainment was passed down from late founder Howard Schultz to Jeff Spangler and Rob La Plante.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Malika Haqq attends the premiere of Sony Pictures Releasing's 'When The Bough Breaks' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on August 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

MTV’s “Are You The One” has set itself apart from other reality dating competitions with its social experiment matchmaking element, and as the show enters its third season, the twists keep on coming.

“It’s come quite naturally,” Spangler tells of the leadership transition over the past seven months.

“That is really a testament to how close we were with Howard and how the three of us were like-minded in where we wanted the company to go.” He continues, “The thing that we really embraced is continuing to make great TV that people are excited about that breaks boundaries and that lights the world on fire, and at the same time, from a functional standpoint, everyone at our company is important from the bottom.“One thing that I got from Howard was don’t limit yourself in your own creativity,” Spangler says, adding that his former boss’s forte was creating a cultural conversation — much like “Dating Naked” is doing by putting singles in the most vulnerable scenario on TV: nude first dates.“Right off the bat, you go, these are naked people dating.You go in there knowing that you’ve gotta find what you’re looking for because if not, it can hurt the whole group,” says Rob La Plante, exec at Lighthearted Entertainment, the production company behind “Are You The One.” La Plante’s Lighthearted partner Jeff Spangler adds that the new twist for Season 3 will also serve as a tool to show contestants’ true colors, as the motive behind reality cast members on dating shows is often questioned.“In the history of the show, there is a very consistent debate about love and money.An insider revealed: “Everyone is harbouring a secret crush for someone in their lives — and now Channel 5 is giving willing participants the opportunity to reveal their true feelings.“From personal trainers to old teachers or lecturers, singletons will be shown plucking up the courage to admit their feelings directly to their crush — with some shocking results."“Each episode is high stakes and there are going to be plenty of awkward rejections as well as some surprising unions,” they added to The Sun.

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