Fans of First Dates, Harry Potter, and even love, were left heartbroken as a pair of Hogwarts fanatics failed to click.

Number one Harry Potter fan Claudia met numero-two super-fan Jack, although their shared love of J.K Rowling’s fantasy novel failed to spark any romance.

No love potions and no enchantment spells – just two muggles sitting awkwardly in a London restaurant.

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

First Dates Sorting Hat

Unlike the sentient Sorting Hat that expertly shuffles students into Houses at Hogwarts, the First Dates sorting hat appeared a little broken.

Pairing Claudia and Jack on their tattoos alone, it wasn’t exactly a match made in heaven.

Claudia’s Harry Potter Tattoos

Claudia boasted the Harry Potter logo on her left wrist and a huge replica emblem of the Hogwarts crest on her right arm.

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Jack’s Harry Potter Tattoos

While Jack didn’t explicitly explain his HP tattoos, he had a cluster of three on his lower arm, one of which looked like the Deathly Hallows symbol.

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Amortentia Delivery

Claudia admitted to the camera that “Harry Potter will always come first”, a statement that has not always proven popular with ex-boyfriends.

However, she didn’t need a Potter-obsessed boy to sweep her off her broomstick, just someone a tad classier than this…

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Initially, the pair looked to have effortlessly combusted into a flaming romance.

Claudia literally had to fan herself down as Jack quipped the Harry Potter quote that he had plastered across his bedroom wall as a kid.

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Fred Sirieix had clearly been waiting all season to deliver a witty pun, as he momentarily played Professor Slughorn and brought Claudia and Jack a welcoming ‘love potion’ shot.

Or, as Fred called it, a Harry Shotter…

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

 Love Potion Dud

Claudia talked about her deep love for Potter, explaining that the books helped her to escape during troublesome teenage years.

However, the date between Jack and Claudia was faltering, with the anxious duo having their conversation repeatedly halted by nerves.

Claudia would probe with a question, Jack would be misted by a silencing charm.

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

The date plummetted from awkward to tedious as Claudia failed to help the situation by whipping out her phone and Snapchatting her friends.

If there was a spell for ‘put that phone away and stop being so rude’, we really hoped that Fred knew of it.

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple - First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

Screen Shot: Harry Potter couple – First Dates, Channel 4, series 10, episode 8

The pair decided not to see each other again, with Claudia explaining that she needed someone with more confidence to lead the way on dates.

Not that people actually wanted Jack to see her again, mind…

WATCH First Dates every Thursday night, on Channel 4, at 10 pm.