First Dates maître d’ Fred has gone from matchmaker to musicmaker

Channel 4's wise Frenchman stole the hearts of viewers and daters, and now he's getting them dancing too...

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French head waiter Fred Sirieix was a magical asset to the latest series of First Dates. Whether the rendezvous went spectacularly well or ended in disaster, he would deliver words of wisdom for every scenario. 

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You obviously remember every word he’s ever uttered, but if not here’s a reminder

“What do women want? This is one of the big questions. They want men to listen to them. This is one of the things that is universally known.”

Or “It just depends if people have that je ne sais quoi, if they find this va va voom together.”

Don’t you feel calmer and cleverer already?

And now, while continuing his work as general manager at Galvin at Windows, the Michelin-starred restaurant at London Hilton on Park Lane, he’s only gone and made some music.

The track is called La Vie Continue (Life Goes On), which Fred says is “a song about love, loss and everything in between”. 

We’d also like to think it’s a lovely message to all the First Daters who didn’t find romance on the show. It’s a beachy club track featuring Mark King from Level 42 and rapper XOMAN… and, most importantly, Fred’s dulcet French tones over the top. At one point he says that there aren’t any problems in life, only solutions.

So wise.

As Shakespeare (or was it Fred?) said, “If music be the food of love, play on.” And while that quote makes no sense in this context, it’s got Fred’s favourite things in it: music, food and First Dates love.

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Here’s La Vie Continue…