Following Eden Blackman’s departure from Celebs Go Dating in 2018, smooth-talking Paul Carrick Brunson was brought in to take over the dating reigns.

Although Eden was something of a fan favourite having featured on the E4 show since it first launched in 2016, Paul is starting to come out of his shell.

But who is the dating expert that has been drafted in from the U.S.A? Here’s everything you need to know!

Tom, Danna, Paul
Tom, Anna, Paul

Paul Was Oprah Winfrey’s Matchmaker

Paul’s biggest claim to fame is that he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network, co-hosting reality TV documentary Lovetown, U.S.A.

His role was more of a life coach than a matchmaker, however, as he helped not only to set up new romantic relationships but also fix relationships between neighbours and friends.

He Owns a Matchmaking Company

It’s no doubt that Paul knows his ‘friend zone’ from his ‘let’s bump uglies’.

He owns his a matchmaking agency called the PCB Agency. On his website, the relationship expert describes himself as “the world’s most influential matchmaker, founded and exited three businesses, hosts two television shows.”

At least he knows how to blow his own trumpet, then…

Paul is Married with Two Children

Paul is a husband and father of two. He married Jill Brunson in 2000 and his two children are called Liam and Kingston.

His family recently moved from the U.S.A to London and look a pretty tight group.

We wouldn’t recommend trying this one at home…

Business Comes First

Despite Paul’s obvious talents as a matchmaker, his roots are tied to business, where he used to be an investment banking analyst.

Impressively, he is a business columnist for USA Today and runs several other projects.

Not to mention his Insta is full of stocks, shares and business-looking pie chart sh*t.

Paul is Jamaican

The new Celebs Go Dating agent shouts out to his Jamaican heritage on Instagram and is very proud of his roots.

His book – It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be) – follows his journey from birth in Jamaica to Northern Virginia, where he built a career as an entrepreneur in a predominantly white and middle-class world.


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