First Dates are looking for people to apply for “background dates”!



Are you single and want to be on TV?

Interested in a free dinner? (I mean who isn’t!)

If you answered a big fat yes to all of the above then pay attention. Channel 4’s First Dates are looking for people to go on ‘background’ dates for the new series.


TwentyTwenty TV, the people who produce the show, are looking for singletons to film the first few days in April.

They have put up an advert on their Facebook page to hire ‘background’ daters.

The irony huh?

Plus, there is free food involved, so we’re in…

The production team will allocate you £25 towards the cost of your meal, you’ll meet Fred and see how the TV show is actually put together.

How freaking cool?!

The advert says:

“CALLING COUPLES AND SINGLES – WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ON A BACKGROUND DATE IN THE FIRST DATES RESTAURANT? CHANNEL 4’S FIRST DATES is returning and looking for couples and singles to come on as BACKGROUND daters in the First Dates restaurant. You don’t be the main feature but you may appear in an episode and experience where the magic happens. To help you with the cost of the meal, we provide each of our daters with £25. Daters must be 18 and over”

If you are interested in applying then send an email to backgrounddaters@twentytwenty.tv.