The popular dating series is full of laughter, shock and, above all, heartbreak.
But while many fans had braced themselves for the usual onslaught of sadness via heart-wrenching tales of death and relationship back-stabbing revelations, no-one was prepared for the departure of waiter Sam Conrad.
So where is the beloved blonde-haired waiter? Was Sam sacked from First Dates?
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Who is Sam Conrad?
Sam is an Easter Londoner who is famous for his appearances on First Dates, where he has been on the show since it started in 2013
However, most members of the First Dates team are in fact actors, such as Austin Ventour and Cici Coleman.
It’s not believed that Sam has ever worked at Paternoster Chop House full-time, although he and the rest of the cast are clearly on shift for the filming of First Dates each week.
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Has Sam left First Dates?
Sam has not left First Dates and will feature in a host of episode across 2019 and the latest season – be patient!
Nonetheless, First Dates have welcomed a new waiter into the show, Will Holloway.
Who has replaced Sam?
Stepping into the acting/waiter shoes is a cheeky chappy known as Will.
Little is known about Will for now, although you can find out more via his Instagram @williamholloway111.
Will has been welcomed into the team by fellow waiters Austin and Grant Urquhart on Twitter, clearly at home as part of the mischevious three musketeers.
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