Hit relationship present First Dates has introduced a brand new collection – and this time, Cupid’s acquired younger love in his sights.
First Dates: Teenagers will hit the air subsequent 12 months, matchmaking youngsters for a blind date within the First Dates restaurant.
The Manchester restaurant will likely be throwing open its doorways to teenagers aged between 16 and 19 within the model new six-part collection.
The younger adults participating might not be on the lookout for their perpetually soulmate simply but, however the collection will give younger romantics the possibility to step away from relationship apps and smartphones and meet somebody new face-to-face.
Host Fred Sirieix and his crew – bartender Merlin, waiters Cici and Grant, and a few new faces – will likely be readily available to information contestants by means of their dinner date.
Followers of the present will be capable of see younger lovers placing their flirting abilities to the check when the collection airs on E4 in 2021.
The First Dates manufacturing shifted up north earlier this 12 months, taking on The Refinery restaurant in Spinningfields.
(Picture: Colin Horne – Manchester Night Information)
Filming was halted by the coronavirus pandemic till September, when the Channel four present discovered a technique to safely resume.
Strict Covid-19 protocols have once more been applied for the filming of the brand new collection to guard each daters, restaurant employees and movie crews.
Fred mentioned: “We’re very excited to be opening the doorways of our brand-new restaurant in Manchester to a clientele we have not served earlier than – teenagers!
“We’ll be making a heat and welcoming house for them to fulfill new individuals and hopefully make a connection.
“Most significantly, we will likely be taking care of them like our personal and can present an area the place they’ll simply be themselves with none distractions from the skin world, or their telephones!
“It’s going to be a lot enjoyable and I can’t wait to get began!”
Karl Warner, controller of E4 mentioned: “We’re thrilled to have First Dates: Teenagers on E4.
“We need to showcase the complete vary and variety of youngsters within the UK at this time, the best way they really feel about relationship, and what they make of the world round them – Covid, Brexit, Nicki Minaj.
“It’s leisure with depth, and a fantastic instance of the shocking, humorous and heartfelt TV we love at E4.”
The BAFTA award-winning programme has led to seven engagements, three weddings and even a child, and has beforehand acted as match-maker for romantics aged between 18 and 101.
This new iteration of the programme is produced by Twenty Twenty and can air subsequent 12 months on E4.