First Dates is BACK: Featuring ex-husband and wife Stuart & Mandy

First Dates is BACK: Featuring ex-husband and wife Stuart & Mandy

Popular Channel 4 series First Dates returned to our TV screens on Wednesday evening (April 4, 2018) with a host of singletons looking for love.

Now into its 10th season, the London-based dating show has enjoyed huge success in the U.K, even earning its own spinoff series First Dates Hotel.

Here’s everything you NEED to know about the series, including when to watch, how to apply and who is on the show.

When is First Dates on TV?

First Dates returned to C4 on Wednesday night (April 4, 2018) and will air every Wednesday at 10 pm.

All previous nine series are available on the Channel 4 catchup player.

Can I Apply to be on First Dates?

Sure you can!

The C4 series is always on the hunt for new love enthusiasts.

There is a simple application form to complete at

Be prepared to sell your best features in under 250 words, attach a couple selfie-style pictures and divulge a bit of info on your current relationship status.

Hopefully, you’re single.

Who is on First Dates?

Episode one of the series featured ex-husband and wife duo Stuart and Mandy, who visited the restaurant together for moral support.

Here’s the awkward moment Stuart told his date, Claire, that his ex was literally over there!

Mandy was paired with globetrotting Adam, who was hoping to fill the adventurer shoes she had been searching for.

Tall and handsome 30-year-old J met aesthetic therapist Sophie while Nathan had his work cut out attempting to win over 21-year-old Morganne.

Are the Staff the Same?

Fear not.

All the familiar faces from First Dates are back in action, including restaurant manager Fred Sirieix and popular waitress CiCi Coleman.

The venue is the same as always, at Paternoster Chop House in central London.

You can swing by the fancy restaurant anytime, just head to 1 Warwick Court, Paternoster Square.

It’s right next to St Paul’s Cathedral!

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