Confirming the news just last week, Channel 4 will be moving production of hit dating show ‘First Dates’ to Manchester – meaning us Northerners can finally nab a bit of the spotlight.
The new series will film later this year, with the network commissioning 30 new episodes for fans to enjoy.
While the new location is currently unconfirmed, ‘First Dates’ will take over a Manchester restaurant for it’s sixteenth series – and they’re looking for participants! The show has seen a number of highs and lows over the years, and we’re especially excited to see more Northern representation as the show continues to enjoy growing success!
The application says:
“Our award winning Channel 4 dating series, First Dates and First Dates Hotel, are looking for singletons searching for love.
“First Dates and First Dates Hotel are documentary series which help contributors find a partner from a pool of other singletons and captures the highs and lows of first dates on camera. Each episode will feature a number of intimate first dates. In-depth interviews will help the viewers get to know the daters. Discreet cameras will record the date from start to finish – from first impressions, through all the awkward, heart-warming and funny moments, to the end of the date and the discussion about whether or not a second date is on the cards.”
Sound alright to you? Applications are open now, and all the producers ask is that applicants are over the age of 18 and are actually single.
You can apply to be on the show here.