First Dates is the fascinating fly-on-the-wall series where hopeful singletons put the fate of their love lives within the hands of Channel 4. The show’s creators set them up for blind dates at a trendy London restaurant with viewers in a position to watch how they play out. The show has been airing for nearly a decade and has since welcomed spin-off shows First Dates Hotel and Teen First Dates.
When will First Dates return for a latest series?
First Dates sees latest customers welcomed to the restaurant every episode, sharing their past experiences and what they hope to get from the date.
Cameras capture every moment of their first meeting, whether it’s laughs, tears or simply plain silence.
At the top of their date, they’re asked in the event that they would see one another again and while many have resulted within the friend zone, some romances have gone on to flourish.
Over time, there have been lots of walking through those doors but far fewer staff members.
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Acting because the maître d’hôtel is enthusiastic French star Fred Sirieix who welcomes the daters.
Many of the original stars have left First Dates over time, but together with Fred, waitress Cici Coleman stays on the Channel 4 series.
In addition to serving customers on the famous restaurant, Cici has her own online lifestyle coaching business and hosts the podcast The Dating Show, with TOWIE’s Pete Wicks.
But while speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Cici revealed when fans can expect the return of First Dates.
Cici explained: “It’s quite a privilege with the ability to watch people hopefully fall in love, see a relationship unfold and other people on a date.
“Seeing their and the way in which they do things makes you think that ‘oh my God, do I try this? Is that what I might do? Is that the way you flirt?’
“And it’s really, really interesting and on the flip side, when things aren’t going splendidly well with a clumsy silence, I can not take care of awkward silence.
“So the very first thing I need to do is jump in and make that situation OK but equally, I’m not going to be there the entire time.”