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Celebrity First Dates

  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Entertainment

Summary

Fred and the team roll out the red carpet and polish the silver for celebrities who are looking for love with unsuspecting members of the public

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Episode 3: Celebrity First Dates

Summary

Four more celebrities go in search of romance with members of the public. Brad Simpson, lead singer of boy band the Vamps, meets an 18-year-old fan, while Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton goes on her first date since splitting up with fellow pop star Ritchie Neville, the father of her fourth child. Bernie Clifton, mainstay of 1970s and 1980s TV with his ostrich puppet, has an encounter with an 80-something bellydancer, while rugby league player Keegan Hirst gets an introduction to the gay dating scene from a fitness adviser.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Keegan Hirst came out as gay only last year and was the first British rugby league player to emerge from the closet. So to see him meeting a man for dinner on Channel 4’s dating show is a rather lovely sight. What’s less good is that his date Paddy is seriously flustered by how absurdly attractive he finds Keegan - and to make matters worse he recognises him from the newspapers. Cue lots of awkward sexual innuendos that fall rather flat.

Meanwhile a cheerful Bernie Clifton, Oswald the Ostrich in tow, bonds with his date Carol as they talk about their experiences of being widowed. It’s a moving moment, which again shows how the First Daters with more life experience are usually the most fascinating.

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ContributorBrad Simpson
ContributorBernie Clifton
ContributorKeegan Hirst
ContributorNatasha Hamilton

Crew

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Executive producerNicola Lloyd
Series producerMark Henderson

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  • Episode 3

    Celebrity First Dates

    Summary

    Four more celebrities go in search of romance with members of the public. Brad Simpson, lead singer of boy band the Vamps, meets an 18-year-old fan, while Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton goes on her first date since splitting up with fellow pop star Ritchie Neville, the father of her fourth child. Bernie Clifton, mainstay of 1970s and 1980s TV with his ostrich puppet, has an encounter with an 80-something bellydancer, while rugby league player Keegan Hirst gets an introduction to the gay dating scene from a fitness adviser.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Keegan Hirst came out as gay only last year and was the first British rugby league player to emerge from the closet. So to see him meeting a man for dinner on Channel 4’s dating show is a rather lovely sight. What’s less good is that his date Paddy is seriously flustered by how absurdly attractive he finds Keegan - and to make matters worse he recognises him from the newspapers. Cue lots of awkward sexual innuendos that fall rather flat.

    Meanwhile a cheerful Bernie Clifton, Oswald the Ostrich in tow, bonds with his date Carol as they talk about their experiences of being widowed. It’s a moving moment, which again shows how the First Daters with more life experience are usually the most fascinating.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    ContributorBrad Simpson
    ContributorBernie Clifton
    ContributorKeegan Hirst
    ContributorNatasha Hamilton

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerNicola Lloyd
    Series producerMark Henderson
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