As we say au revoir to summer and bonjour to cosy nights in, a brand new crop of singletons hope to find their special someone on a real blind date. Filmed before lockdown in the familiar London restaurant, Maître d’ Fred Sirieix and his team of cupids welcome a brand new crop of singletons, as they make sure that love is at the top of the menu. First into the restaurant is 24-year-old self-confessed party animal Nikita, from Swansea, who’s hunting for someone just as wild. Enter Rhys, an engineer from the Welsh valleys known for his controversial antics on a night out. But Nikita gets a little more than she bargained for when Rhys reveals a rather intimate tattoo to the entire restaurant. Part-time fitness instructor and disco dancer Selvin meets Donna, who’s looking for a man who can make her laugh. Former Playboy bunny Kelly-Ann is a model who’s dated some A-list stars in her time and wants ‘a daring man’ to keep her feeling alive. Will motorbike daredevil Stephen and his many tattoos tickle Kelly Ann’s fancy? Finally, ex-RAF driver Aaron and his date Jessie ‘touched base a little’ just a few years back. But what about now?
First Dates (S15 Ep1) – Thursday 10pm on Channel 4