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E4 teams with Thames & Motion for BAEwatch

Channel 4’s E4 is set to launch BAEwatch a new relationship series by Thames and Motion Content Group.

Each episode will test unsuspecting couples who believe that they’re away on a romantic break for two.

Unbeknown to them, they will be secretly observed by their in-laws, who will be hiding out watching and setting challenges behind-the-scenes to see what the relationship is really like, all before they have even met for the first time.

The series sees both sets of parents meet up to discuss their offspring’s relationship and their holiday antics before finally surprising the blissfully unaware couple face to face.

BAEwatch (WT) is a 8×60-minute series co-produced by Fremantle UK’s Thames and Motion Content Group for E4.

Commissioned by Vivienne Molokwu, commissioning editor for formats and features at Channel 4, the title is executive produced by Amelia Brown, Phil Harris and Ben Stevens for Thames and Martin Oxley for Motion.

Phil Harris, creative director at Thames said: “We are so excited to bring this new dating show with a sunshine twist to E4. We decided to take the moment you meet your in-laws and explode it E4 style to create a truly funny, cringey and memorable show. We are going to see the Instagram generation completely unfiltered in front of the people they want to impress the most.”