Watch First Dates (UK)

This reality show brings together a room full of couples on their first dates and films them as they dine at a crowded restaurant. The show eavesdrops on the couples and the restaurant's staff, and at the end of the evening, the couples are interviewed and asked how they think the evening went. The series first aired on Channel 4 in the UK in 2013.

Channel 4
5 Seasons, 78 Episodes
July 26, 2015
Reality, Romance
7.3/10
Cast: Brian Protheroe, Fred Sirieix
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First Dates (UK) Full Episode Guide

  • Ladies' man Luke meets PR manager Sophie, but can she remember his name? Mum of three Mandy's date with gentle giant Andrew is going well until Mandy - who has Crohn's disease - starts to feel unwell.

  • Elaine's looking for a twinkle-toed gentleman. Does Steve have the right moves? Comedian Vince, who usually only gets a Valentine's card from his mum, meets Brigette Bardot lookalike Anna.

  • Sophie's used to bad boys. What will she make of gentleman Mehmet? Stunning operations manager Yasmin is looking for Mr Nice Guy; dental practise manager Ryan has a perfect smile, but is he Mr Right?

  • Lee from Leigh meets the girl of his dreams but forgets her name. Meanwhile, in a First Dates first, a mum and her son, Jane and Bobby, visit the restaurant together, each looking for love.

  • Becca and John bond over their eccentricities, but how will she react when he drops a clanger about David Beckham? Meanwhile, Carl and Marissa's date gets intense, spiritual and really quite steamy.

  • Danielle is 18 and tired of boys asking to take her for a drive. Is Tom what she's looking for? Colin was born with a birth defect that resulted in a missing leg. He meets bubbly phlebotomist Tracey.

  • With his cover boy looks and cut-glass accent, Adam comes straight off the slopes at Verbier for a date with 'ex-pat brat' Sophie. And can diamond in the rough Kevin charm blonde glamazon Meguel?

  • A storm brews as 27-year-old hairdresser Ben breezes in for his date with Daisy, and fantasy writer Sarah returns after her last date went awry. And a steamy first kiss is on the cards.

  • A surprise ending leads to a First Dates first in this episode. The diners looking for love include Bristolian parents Ibiba and Aarron, 82-year-old stand-up comedian Lynn, and fantasy novelist Sarah.

  • Justin, who's 25, has never had a girlfriend; how will Maisie react to the dating methods he learned from a book? Ekow thinks love is insane; will Deborah change his mind? And Teresa returns.

  • Charlotte, who's 24, is bravely returning to the dating scene a year after she was tragically widowed. Teresa's 66 and has a lust for life; can James keep her entertained? And Ruby's back.

  • Are tennis-playing Stephanie and ex-rugby player Stuart a match made in heaven? Janet, who's 71, and George, who's 87, both crave bedtime antics. And self-confessed cougar Marie returns.

  • Will young-at-heart octogenarians Patricia and Alan find love? Ruby's only ever had dates with bad boys; how will she react when Kriss reveals his sensitive side? And Jonas says he's completed Tinder.

  • Can meat-loving teacher Marie control her sledgehammer wit when she finds out that her date, Davin, is a vegan? Sexagenarians Lynda and Philip both like younger men. And DJ Tom is back.

  • How will Lorna react when Charlie tells her he's looking for his perfect 'unicorn'? And can Olympic kickboxer Aston inspire Olympic bobsleigh athlete Jordan to turn over a new leaf and settle down?

  • Hannah and Lee both love festivals; will they make sweet music together? Mary from Liverpool is looking for a 'straight Paul O'Grady'. And 'edgy librarian' lookalike Olivia is on her first ever date.

  • Will charming pilot Paul hit it off with gorgeous mum Maria? Is wine connoisseur Jack and It girl Kim's shared taste for the finer things in life the perfect First Dates cocktail?

  • In this episode there's a double date as 21-year-old best mates Josh and Jack visit the restaurant. And tomboy boat-builder Abbey returns.

  • On the menu in this episode are five pairs of hopefuls, including an Irishman with Tourette's looking for the man of his dreams, and two singletons with strange dance moves

  • Jess from Made in Chelsea, weather presenter Sian Lloyd, Daniel Brocklebank (vicar Billy from Corrie) and Musharaf from Educating Yorkshire visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public

  • Vamps lead singer Brad Simpson, rugby league star Keegan Hirst, Bernie Clifton - without his ostrich - and Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public

  • Pop star Preston of Big Brother fame, Scarlett Moffatt from Gogglebox, rock chick Jo Wood and Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public

  • Jess Wright from The Only Way Is Essex, Richard Blackwood, Esther Rantzen and Paralympic table tennis silver medal winner Will Bayley visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public

  • A Brummie hunk meets a lady who likes tattooed giants, anaesthetist David is looking for a husband but can't remember his date's name, and a couple have four divorces between them

  • Twelve years ago, a brain injury turned Ben's world upside down. He worries about how dates will react when they learn about his condition. His date Charlotte also has confidence issues.

  • How will Loren react when Oliver reveals that he used to run an erotic toy business? Fran, who was named the UK's hottest Milf in 2014, meets builder and part-time erotic thriller writer Colin.

  • Mum and daughter Maria and Charlotte visit the restaurant for the mother of all double dates. Self-confessed 'acquired taste' Dan tries his 'intellectual' flirting technique with biologist Jemma.

  • Roll-neck-phobe Lucy returns to the restaurant, and this time men are off the menu. Can Dr Nick cure GP Emma's dating dry patch? And will James's love of 1D send Mark in the direction of the door?

  • Is there chemistry between brawny scientist Ashley and single parent Sonia? Burlesque dancer Becky meets budding comedian Lewis. And do Queen fans Gemma and Paolo discover a kind of magic?

  • In this special Valentine's episode, Mayfair-based Miki is looking for a man to treat her like a princess. Across the restaurant, self-confessed nerd Sam just wants Daenerys from Game of Thrones.

  • Three-times-divorced Zina is on the hunt for husband number four. How will undertaker-to-the-stars Chris, who's done the honours for Amy Winehouse and for Shane Ritchie's aunt, measure up?

  • Will hairdresser Lauren fall for party boy Danny's perma-tan chutzpah, or will his Dutch courage put her off? And Paolo returns; can Mario handle his high-heeled alter-ego?

  • Can Liam put the right foot forward with podiatrist Coryn? Will Gary's karaoke skills impress Nicole? And Bella has swapped boarding school for the fetish world; does Bertie share her proclivities?

  • Will TV aerial erector Aaron get a good reception for his cheeky one-liners from nursery worker Darcy? And Will vet Simon see past lawyer Arunima's wheelchair?

  • Three daters return to the restaurant hoping to pull a cracker in time for Christmas, while some couples who had more luck first time round return too. And one of them gets down on one knee...

  • Can executive PA Victoria mend sales manager Scott's broken heart, following the break-up of his eight-year relationship? And when stunning Sasha is stood up, waiter Sam comes to the rescue.

  • Locksmith Roberto is proud of his Italian roots, but will his poor knowledge of European countries harm his chances with Croatian-born nanny Aleksandra?

  • Can Rhys handle the one-way stream of nanny Georgia's conversation topics, which include: Georgia's schooling, Georgia's dinner preferences, Georgia's holidays and Georgia's fish phobia?

  • Can policeman Mark cross the thin line between hate and love on a date with self-confessed 'nightmare' Abi? And will latex-loving Shirlie bond with her fellow divorcee Dave?

  • Bisexual Jo embarks on her first ever date with a woman: 4' 7" personal trainer Naomi. Dean's dream of dating a lady 'kissed by fire' comes true when he meets flame-haired estate agent Kate.

  • South London supermarket worker Luke returns. His last visit to the restaurant came off the rails when conversation turned to 'Netflix and chill', but might it be second time lucky, with Shannon?

  • Georgia returns for a date with Alex, who she flirted with in the previous episode. Family life's on the agenda for mum Verona, who meets fireman Paul, and dad Patrick, who meets German-born Thomas.

  • In this special episode for Stand Up To Cancer, some of the daters discover that they've been matched with celebrity singletons, from Jamie Laing to Jorgie Porter, Anthea Turner and Alexandra Burke

  • Can weightlifter Lucy strike gold with Caroline? Will Star Wars fan Rachel give self-confessed nerd Lachlan a new hope? Art gallery administrator Grace meets Chuks, who was born with short arms.

  • Self-confessed 'player' Geo wants a steady relationship. Will his flowers and champagne impress Heather? Meanwhile, 82-year-old 'Sauve Harv' meets lifelong singleton Dinah.

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