First Dates

Series 9 - Episode 11

Tomorrow 1:35am - 2:30am 4seven
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With shows of this kind, one does wonder about the vetting process for participants. Presumably they – or a cheeky, sympathetic pal – fill in an application form, speak to a producer, and are given ample opportunity to choose exactly what information they share before they go on the telly. 

Which is why it is tickling that one of tonight’s daters, Joel, is being billed simply as “sausage roll maker”. There’s no shame in that, but with the limited information RT has been given as we go to press, it’s unclear whether that’s how he makes his money, or just how he spends his Wednesday afternoons. Either way, he’s on a date with recipe developer Mimi. Hopefully pastry is an area where she’s looking to expand.


Recipe developer Mimi is looking for a fun-loving fellow creative and her date with rugby referee and sausage roll-maker Joel starts well when he turns up with a gift for her. Theatre producer Sue, meets American psychologist Beri, who is looking for an English rose, while rugby player Dan seems to tick all of Irish model Laura's boxes, but when she finds out what he does for a living, things could take a turn for the worse.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Barnaby Coughlin
Executive Producer Michele Kurland
Series Editor Jon Crisp
Series Producer Vari Innes