First Dates to get a French hotel makeover

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 July 2016
Fred Sirieix

Fred Sirieix

Dating show 'First Dates' is set for a spin-off in a boutique French hotel

'First Dates' is set to head to France for a hotel spin-off.

The show will set up cameras in a cute boutique resort in the breathtaking countryside in a bid to give perfectly matched singletons the chance to turn their successful first date into a second, more romantic, meet up.

Adam Chapman, the series' editor, said: "The hotel, whilst retaining all of the charm of the restaurant series, will give the viewer the chance to see dates develop into second dates answering that eternal question 'what happens next.'"

Despite heading abroad, the spin-off will still see maître d' Fred Sirieix - who owns the restaurant where singletons currently meet for their first date - help the chemistry.

Adan explained: "Maitre-D Fred will be on hand as always to deliver a bespoke first date like no other. The 'First Dates Hotel' will be the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life; an oasis of romance where daters can concentrate on one thing and one thing only - finding love."

Channel 4's reality TV dating show has aired since 2013, and it involves two strangers embarking on a first date in a central London restaurant, after which they are interviewed to see how successful the arranged dinner was.

Meanwhile, this new version of the show is not the first time producers have played with the format, as they've also recently released a celerity edition that features stars like Esther Rantzen, Jessica Wright and Richard Blackwood.

Channel Four have yet to announce when the French hotel edition of 'First Dates' will air.

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