Fred Sirieix and the team roll out the red carpet for some very special guests, and the Hotel’s first-ever Stand Up To Cancer celebrity special.
Four of Britain’s showbiz singletons bravely check in for a blind date with an unsuspecting member of the public. Last week, pop sensation Duncan James arrived for his very first public date with a man. However, fate delivered a bolt out of the blue as he realised that he’d already met his match back home in London: Joao. Could these friends finally become lovers? One-time weather girl and 1990s pin up Ulrika Jonsson checks in for some much-needed R&R following the very recent breakdown of her third marriage. She admits that no man had made her laugh since 2005 and she is looking for a man to do just that. Ulrika’s match is Bristolian businessman (and funny man) Paul who is also looking for love and laughter following a painful divorce.
The Only Way Is Essex Casanova Pete ‘the Pirate’ Wicks turns heads poolside. Never short of female admirers, he feels his bad-boy reputation is stopping any would-be partner from taking him seriously. His date, eco fashion designer Emily, is looking to meet a reformed bad boy. On paper this looks like a perfect match, but can Emily see beyond Pete’s past?
TV presenter AJ Odudu checks in, nursing a broken heart. Repeatedly choosing work over romance, she’s got into the habit of friend-zoning men who get too close and is notoriously bad at flirting. Her match is handsome six-foot mortgage broker and ex-model Duke. Is AJ’s luck about to change?
Celebrity First Dates Hotel for SU2C – Thursday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.