The Undateables to continue their search for love in series 3

Channel 4 has commissioned a third run of the extraordinary dating show to air next year

imagenotavailable1

If you were one of the millions of people who tuned in to The Undateables on Channel 4 earlier this year, you’ll be cheered to know that the show’s just been re-commissioned for a third series.

Advertisement

The programme will follow another group of extraordinary singletons looking for love when it returns to TV next year.

The first two series of The Undateables gave viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at the obstacles faced by people with disabilities and learning difficulties trying to find romantic partners.

While its first run was met with raised eyebrows in some quarters, The Undateables has since proved to be something of a ratings hit for Channel 4.

Its second series averaged 2.6m viewers per episode when it aired in January and The Undateables was consistently the most tweeted-about programme on Channel 4 while it was on air, attracting between 63,000-93,000 tweets per episode.

Among those tweeters were the likes of comedian Rufus Hound, who described watching the show in “absolute floods”, and former Towie star Lydia Bright, who said that The Undateables is her favourite TV show.

Advertisement

Comprising five hour-long episodes, the third series of The Undateables will air on Channel 4 in 2014.