Over the years it has become clear that First Dates is not only about the daters, as the staff have become as, if not more, popular with fans of the show!

So when the staff touch upon their love lives, the viewers can’t help themselves but want to know more…

So who is head barman and cocktail extraordinaire Merlin Griffiths married to?

Read on to find out about Merlin and his wife and their joint business together!

Pictured: Merlin – First Dates S12 E6.

Merlin Griffiths: Bio

The 41-year-old has become a fan-favourite on the Channel 4 show.

He grew up in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire but went on to travel the world, including time spent living in India, America and Canada.

With 20 years experience working in mixology – around travelling around the world picking up the best drinks recipes – Merlin certainly knows what will get the daters in the mood…

Who is Merlin Griffiths’ wife?

First Dates’ barman Merlin is with partner Lucile, who he fittingly met at a cocktail competition in Canada more than a decade ago!

After winning the cocktail competition it would seem he also won Lucile’s heart and the pair quickly became serious.

They have one child together.

Not much else is known about the couple as they keep their lives incredibly private.

What is their joint business?

Merlin and Lucile own a pub and restaurant in Kilburn, North London called The Priory Tavern.

They acquired the pub in 2010 and it has gone on to be incredibly successful under their guidance. They even won Regional Cellar Keeper of the Year in 2015!

Since working with The Priory Tavern, they started a new business venture.

Merlin and Lucile re-vamped the Malsters Country Inn, in Badby, Daventry from a run-down B&B to a swanky new pub and restaurant.

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