Series 11 of First Dates may be coming to a close but not before a very special Christmas episode!

Fred Sirieix, CiCi Coleman and the crew will be putting on a Christmas spread over the festive season, complete with corny Christmas crackers and crowned hats.

Here is everything you need to know about the First Dates Christmas Special.

Screen Shot: FRED SIRIEIX - First Dates, E4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: FRED SIRIEIX – First Dates, E4, series 10, episode 5

When is the First Dates Christmas Special?

The First Dates Christmas Special has managed to scoop one of the most sought-after TV slots over the festive period.

It will air on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25th) at 9 pm on Channel 4.

What is the Christmas Special About?

The First Dates Christmas Special will follow the same format as the Valentine’s spin-off, which means there is a slight twist to the usual production.

Instead of Channel 4 producers pairing the first-time daters together, it has been done by friends and family.

FD Christmas Staff Group MID 2

FD Christmas Staff Group MID 2

First Dates have been searching for applicants for their Christmas show since September, where you could apply by telling the Channel 4 series about your secret crush.

C4 then went about hand-picking the perfect dates between admirers

Strangers were also encouraged to apply for the show by naming two people who they thought should go on a date.

Who is on First Dates at Christmas?

Forensic scientist Tom is looking for a girlfriend despite possessing “the social etiquette of a four-year-old” – his words, not ours.

Combined with librarian Louise, who’s also an extremely awkward dater, this First Dates Christmas special is full of nervous laughs.

We also meet single mum Rebecca during her quest to find a manly man, with ground worker Gavin looking the perfect fit as he offers to plaster her bathroom

Finally, there’s 101-year-old Eric, who may well be the oldest – and cheekiest – ladies’ man in the world.

Eric and Norma’s date is heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure. Definitely pack a box of tissues!

First Dates Christmas Special

First Dates Christmas Special



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