Next Episode of Celebrity First Dates is
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
TV presenter Esther Rantzen has found life lonely since the death of her husband Desmond Wilcox in 2000, but is worried her formidable reputation can scare men off. She participates in this celebrity version of the show in which singletons meet up with potential partners at a restaurant. Also appearing on this first edition are actor Richard Blackwood (aka EastEnders bad boy Vincent), The Only Way Is Essex reality TV star Jess Wright and 2012 Paralympics table tennis silver medallist Will Bayley
Pop star Samuel Preston shot to fame when he fell in love with Chantelle Houghton inside the Big Brother house. He wonders whether lightning will strike again on his date with South African Nichole. Scarlett Moffatt from Gogglebox is hoping that martial arts fighter Tommy will prove to be full of banter and happy to see her `without her fake tan on'. Entrepreneur Jo Wood seeks someone who shares her love of a good time, while Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler hopes fellow dog-lover Elliot will live up to her - and Pudsey's - expectations
Lead singer of The Vamps Brad Simpson has 1.6 million followers on Twitter and has toured with Taylor Swift, but he's still looking for his number one girl. It can't be easy dating a member of a boy band; 18-year-old estate agent and Vamps fan Isobel is about to find out. Bernie Clifton and his ostrich, Oswald, were a regular TV treat for viewers in the 70s and 80s. Bernie leaves his feathered friend at home as he meets belly-dancing octogenarian Carol. Last year Keegan Hirst hit the front pages when he became the first openly gay rugby league player in Britain; he even received a phone call from Sir Elton! Keegan's new to the gay dating scene; can online fitness guru Paddy guide him through the choppy waters of love?
The First Dates restaurant welcomes four more celebrity diners, who allow viewers to eavesdrop on one of the most intense meals of their lives. Fred and his staff guide these VIPs down the red carpet, and hopefully into the arms of a new love. Daniel Brocklebank stars as vicar Billy in Coronation Street, but with soap stardom has come a fear of kiss-and-tells. He wants to meet someone who doesn't know who he is: American Dustin may be just the man, if he can get over how similar they are. And the stand-out star of documentary series Educating Yorkshire, Musharaf Asgar, is embarking on his first ever date. He's brought along his teacher Mr Burton for support, but is that enough to calm his nerves when his date arrives?
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