Playing it Straight

The reality game show that throws down the ultimate gaydar gauntlet, with money at stake for the man who can 'play it straight'.

A female contestant wants to find herself a new man, but she discovers whilst some of the boys  are most certainly straight and looking for a girl, some of them are merely Playing It Straight. But can she tell who?

In fact, in what is an age of Metrosexuality – can we?

In each of the 8 shows the boys will compete in a number of comedy tasks and challenges, culminating in a female contestant eliminating one or more of them from the competition – but will she have chosen correctly?

If, at the end of it all, she picks herself a straight guy - the two of them will split the £50,000 prize money.

However, if she picks a guy who’s been Playing It Straight all along, he will walk away with the lot.

So power up your Gaydars and enjoy!

Production Information

Broadcaster: E4

TX Date: January 2012

Format: 7 x 60

Website: Channel 4 - Playing It Straight



Executive Producer(s):

Simon Welton

Joff Powell


Jameela Jamil

Awards & Nominations

National Reality Television Award 2013

Best Social Experiment - Nom

RTS Craft and Design Awards 2005

Series 1 / Music: Original Title Music - Win