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Celebs Go Dating is a British dating reality series. It began broadcasting on 29 August 2016 on E4, with the first series having 15 episodes. In November 2016, it was announced that Celebs Go Dating had been renewed for two more series, with the second airing in spring of 2017, and the third airing in late 2017.[1]

Celebs Go Dating
Celebs Go Dating Logo.jpg
GenreDating
Reality
Directed byJamie Wiggins
StarringTom Read Wilson
Nadia Essex
Eden Blackman
Paul Carrick Brunson
Anna Williamson
Narrated byRob Beckett
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series7
No. of episodes134
Production
Executive producer(s)Kalpna Patel-Knight
Phil Harris
Sharon Powers
Editor(s)Justin Saculles
Lyndon Tovey
Nick Walker
Camera setupMulti camera
Running time65 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Lime Pictures
DistributorAll3Media
Release
Original networkE4
Picture format1080i HDTV
Audio formatStereo
Original release29 August 2016 (2016-08-29) –
present
External links
Website

In 2019, Celebs Go Dating was renewed for a seventh series, which began airing in August 2019.[2]

Development and productionEdit

It was announced in March 2016 that E4 had commissioned a new reality dating show which see celebrities go on dates with members of the public. Filming for the first series started in August 2016, with the show airing later that month. The show is filmed a few weeks in advance. The first series was made up of 15 episodes, airing every weekday.

In 2017, a second and third series was confirmed to air in early and late 2017 unlike the first series the second and third series would last one week longer with 20 episodes. Filming began for the second series in late January with the series launching in February 2017, with filming finishing in early March.

Series two saw the return of Joey Essex who broke the rules in the first series when he started dating a celebrity on the show. During the filming of series two, Stephen Bear brought many problems to the dating agency, breaking the rules of the show by dating another celebrity outside of the show; this led to his removal from the show.

It was announced on the official Celebs Go Dating Twitter account that the third series of the show will feature same-sex relationships for the first time.

In September 2017, it was confirmed that the series would return for a fourth series in 2018.[3] The fourth series also features same-sex relationships. The series was renewed for a fifth and sixth series in 2018. In 2019, the Celebs Go Dating was renewed for a seventh series.[4]

BroadcastsEdit

The first and second series of Celebs Go Dating aired every weeknight on E4 with a repeat at the weekend on Sunday morning.

The third series was due to end on 29 September 2017, however an episode that was due to be aired on 15 September 2017 did not air, seemingly pulled from broadcast moments before its scheduled starting time. The show's social media accounts even posted the trailer for the evening's episode hours before airing. An E4 spokesman cited "editorial reasons" and said the show will return on Monday 17 September.[5]

In the fourth series, Celebs Go Dating began to air during the week and weekend, but there was no episode on Fridays or Saturdays.

Series and castEdit

Series Episodes First aired Last aired
1 15 29 August 2016 16 September 2016
2 20 13 February 2017 10 March 2017
3 19 4 September 2017 29 September 2017
4 20 4 February 2018 1 March 2018
5 20 14 October 2018 8 November 2018
6 20 24 February 2019 21 March 2019
7 20 5 August 2019 29 August 2019

Series 1 (2016)Edit

The first series of the show was confirmed in March 2016, and began airing on 29 August 2016. It concluded after fifteen episodes on 16 September 2016. Shortly after the first series, it was announced that E4 had commissioned a further two series to air in 2017.[6]

The following is a list of celebrities who appeared in the first series.

Celebrity Notability
Charlotte Crosby Geordie Shore star
Jack Jones YouTuber
Joey Essex The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Paisley Billings Tattoo Fixers star
Stephanie Pratt Television personality
Tyger Drew-Honey Outnumbered actor

Series 2 (2017)Edit

The second series of the show was confirmed on 7 November 2016,[6] and began on 13 February 2017.[7] It concluded after twenty episodes on 10 March 2017. Along with the announcement of the cast for the series, it was confirmed that Joey Essex would be returning, having previously appeared in the first series. Stephen Bear was also removed from the series during the eighteenth episode for breaking the show rules by dating a celebrity outside of the agency.[8]

The following is a list of celebrities who appeared in the second series.[9]

Celebrity Notability
Ferne McCann The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Joey Essex The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Jonathan Cheban Keeping Up with the Kardashians star
Jorgie Porter Hollyoaks actress
Melody Thornton The Pussycat Dolls member
Perri Kiely Diversity member
Stephen Bear Television personality

Series 3 (2017)Edit

The third series of the show was confirmed on 7 November 2016[6] along with the announcement of the second series, and began airing on 4 September 2017.[10] It concluded after nineteen episodes on 29 September 2017. An episode that was due to be aired on 15 September 2017 did not air, pulled from broadcast moments before its scheduled starting time. It was later reported that the episode was cancelled as one of the daters featured had been abusive in a previous relationship and accused of a serious crime.[11] Bobby-Cole Norris also became the first gay cast member to take part in the series.[12]

The following is a list of celebrities who appeared in the third series.[13]

Celebrity Notability
Bobby-Cole Norris The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Calum Best Model and television personality
Charlotte Dawson Ex on the Beach star
Courtney Stodden Media personality
Frankie Cocozza Singer
Georgia "Toff" Toffolo Made in Chelsea cast member
James "Arg" Argent The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Sarah-Jane Crawford Television presenter

Series 4 (2018)Edit

The fourth series of the show was confirmed on 28 September 2017,[14] and begun airing on 4 February 2018. It was the first series to have aired at the weekends, however there was no episode on Fridays or Saturdays.

The following is a list of celebrities who appeared in the fourth series.[15]

Celebrity Notability
Gemma Collins The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Jade Jones Taekwondo athlete
Jonathan Lipnicki Actor
London Hughes Television presenter
Mike Thalassitis Love Island star
Ollie Locke Made in Chelsea star
Sam Thompson Made in Chelsea star
Seb Morris Racing driver
Tallia Storm Singer

Series 5 (2018)Edit

The following is a list of celebrities who appeared in the fifth series, which began broadcasting on 14 October.[16]

Celebrity Notability
Alik Alfus Made in Chelsea star
Amy Tapper Gogglebox star
Callum Izzard Ibiza Weekender star
Chloe Sims The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Eyal Booker Love Island star
Mutya Buena Sugababes singer
Olivia Attwood Love Island star
Sam Craske Diversity member
Vas J Morgan The Only Way Is Essex cast member

Series 6 (2019)Edit

The following is a list of celebrities appeared in the sixth series, which began broadcasting on 24 February 2019.[17]

Celebrity Notability
Chelsee Healey Hollyoaks actress
David Potts Ibiza Weekender star
Georgia Steel Love Island star
Pete Wicks The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Kerry Katona Atomic Kitten singer
Sam Thompson Made in Chelsea cast member
Megan McKenna Television personality and singer
Jack Fowler Love Island star

Series 7 (2019)Edit

For the first time in Celebs Go Dating, the series will feature couples, with Charlotte Crosby and Josh Ritchie receiving couples therapy as well as Jermaine Pennant and his wife Alice Goodwin. Katie Price and boyfriend Kris Boyson were initially revealed as part of the show in the cast announcement but due to conflict of interest on Price’s behalf, they didn't appear on the series.[18][19] The following is a list of celebrities who will appear in the seventh series, which will begin broadcasting in 2019.[20][21][4]

Celebrity Notability
Megan Barton Hanson Love Island star
Lauren Goodger Former The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Nathan Henry Geordie Shore cast member
Lady Colin Campbell Television personality and socialite
Lee Ryan Blue singer and actor
Jack Fincham Love Island star
Chloe Sims The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Demi Sims The Only Way Is Essex cast member
Couple
Katie Price; media personality [a] Kris Boyson; fitness instructor
Jermaine Pennant; footballer Alice Goodwin; model
Charlotte Crosby; television personality Joshua Ritchie; television personality

Agents, psychologists and presentersEdit

Cast member Role Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Eden Blackman Dating expert
Nadia Essex Dating expert
Paul Carrick Brunson Dating expert
Anna Williamson Dating expert
Tom Read Wilson Receptionist (series 1–3)
Junior Client Coordinator (series 4–present)
Rob Beckett Narrator
Joey Essex Online presenter
Dr Pam Spurr Psychologist
Judi James Psychologist

Note: Joey made an appearance via video call in the third series but was not credited

     = Agent/psychologist/presenter is a main cast member
     = Agent/psychologist/presenter is a recurring cast member
     = Agent/psychologist/presenter does not feature in this series
     = Presenter was a cast member in this series
     = Narrator features in this series

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wightman, Catriona (7 November 2016). "Hooray! Celebs Go Dating has been renewed for not one, but TWO series on E4 next year". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ "The new cast of Celebs Go Dating is here, and it's the best one yet!!". UK. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (27 September 2017). "12 behind the scenes secrets from Celebs Go Dating – as revealed by Eden Blackman". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "When does Celebs Go Dating start as the series 7 cast is confirmed?". Metro. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ Saunders, Emmeline; Newman, Vicki (16 September 2017). "Real reason Celebs Go Dating was pulled from E4 schedule without warning". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Celebs Go Dating [@CelebsGoDating] (6 November 2016). "We are pleased to announce that Celebs Go Dating will be back on @E4Tweets in 2017, with not just one series but 2!! #LetsGetDating" (Tweet). Retrieved 22 December 2016 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Darvill, Josh (9 March 2017). "Celebs Go Dating 2017: Cast, start time and spoilers from series 2 of E4 show". TellyMix. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ Darvill, Josh (29 March 2017). "Stephen Bear 'fined £1,500' after being kicked off Celebs Go Dating". TellyMix. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  9. ^ Dodds, Emma (25 January 2017). "Celebs Go Dating is back for season 2! Here's the line-up". Closer. American Media, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  10. ^ Bhunjun, Avinash (4 September 2017). "Celebs Go Dating: What's new? When is it on? What channel? And Line-up?". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  11. ^ Packer, Sarah (22 September 2017). "Celebs Go Dating forced to abruptly cancel last week's show because contestant was accused of committing a serious crime". The Sun. News UK. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  12. ^ Duncan, Amy (11 May 2017). "Bobby Norris becomes first ever gay star to sign up to Celebs Go Dating". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  13. ^ Nattrass, JJ (11 September 2017). "Celebs Go Dating 2017: Who's in the cast and what time does it start?". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  14. ^ Celebs Go Dating [@CelebsGoDating] (28 September 2017). "Would you want to date a celeb? YOU could be on the next series of #CelebsGoDating Send your details to dating@limepictures.com" (Tweet). Retrieved 30 September 2017 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Who's on Celebs Go Dating cast? Celebrities on Series 4 revealed". TellyMix. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Celebs Go Dating 2018 cast: New line up of celebrities revealed". TellyMix. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  17. ^ "So what does everyone think of the new series lineup? #coming2019". 23 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  18. ^ McCreesh, Louise (4 June 2019). "Celebs Go Dating signs up Katie Price and boyfriend Kris Boyson". Digital Spy. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Katie Price and Kris Boyson sign up for couples therapy on Celebs Go Dating". Metro. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  20. ^ Lee, Jess (29 May 2019). "Megan Barton-Hanson talks Celebs Go Dating casting despite quitting reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Celebs Go Dating cast: 2019 new lineup confirmed!!". thetab.com. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  1. ^ Her scenes were deleted from the series due to a conflict of interest on Price’s behalf

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