Fans of dating shows have been patiently waiting for the return of First Dates.

The Channel 4 series is arguably the cutest, most inspiring and hilarious reality TV show on the market, combing every emotion under the sun and wrapped up in a relatable dinner-date format.

But having not aired since October 2018… is First Dates on tonight?

Screenshot: First Dates Valentine's Special 2019

Screenshot: First Dates Valentine’s Special 2019

Is First Dates on tonight?

Yes!

First Dates 2019 returns to Channel 4 tonight.

The brand new series will air at 10 pm for 60 minutes. The show will air directly after the brand new series of The Great British School Swap.

Who is on tonight’s episode?

Episode 1 of First Dates season 12 features a host of varying personalities ageing from 20 to over 40.

There’s beautician Georgia, who – and don’t get confused by this – ends up on a date with Georga, an ex-Arsenal FC goalkeeper.

FIRST DATES 2019 - season 12, episode 1

FIRST DATES 2019 – season 12, episode 1 – Georgia and Georga

However, this date ends up leaning more on the side of intense awkwardness than it does passionate romance.

Krystal meets James in one of the most triumphant dates of the series while rock musician Josh dates Natasha, and 53-year-old car salesman Mark has a very upfront and personal declaration for his date Jo.

Is Fred Sirieix still on the show?

Yes!

Fans of the long-standing series were worried by Fred Sirieix’s recent TV roles such as his position as a guest judge on the BBC’s The Great British Menu.

The rumours were that Fred had left the show due to other TV commitments.

However, Reality Titbit can confirm that Fred will be around to chaperone diners to their seats – thank god for that!

 

WATCH FIRST DATES SEASON 12 EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 4 AT 10 PM

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