Dinner Date is a British cooking dating game show, which first aired on ITV from 9 August 2010 to 28 December 2012, with subsequent new series airing on sister channel ITVBe since 8 October 2014. The programme makes up a significant proportion of ITVBe's output, with several repeats airing daily. New-to-air episodes are generally scheduled on a weekly basis, although some episodes from the fifth series were stripped daily across weeknights.
|Voices of||Charlotte Hudson (2010–12)|
Natalie Casey (2014–)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||10|
|Executive producer(s)||Claire Collinson-Jones|
|Running time||60 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Hat Trick Productions|
|Picture format||HDTV: 16:9|
|Original release||9 August 2010 –|
The show involves a man or woman guest going for dinner at three different people's houses on consecutive nights. The hosts are shown preparing a meal, usually some kind of interesting dish, and then the guest arrives. Afterward each host gives ratings of the guest, but then it is up to the guest to subsequently choose which of them they would like to go on a date to a restaurant with. The two losing contestants are given ready meals. At the end of the show, the viewers are told whether they are still dating or not. Sometimes updates of the romantic lives of the two unpicked hosts are given as well.
A celebrity version of the show has also aired since its move to ITVBe, featuring well-known British media personalities as the date-selecting participant. Notable dinner daters have included former soap actors Joe Swash and Gemma Oaten, reality television stars Amy Childs, Hugo Taylor, Casey Batchelor, Charlie King, Vicky Pattison, Andy Jordan, Ashley James, Josie Gibson, Ricci Guarnaccio, television presenter Matt Johnson, and So Solid Crew member Romeo Dunn.
The UK version of Dinner Date broadcasts in over 20 countries, including; Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Serbia and Sweden.
There is also an Australian version of Dinner Date which aired on the Seven Network in 2011 hosted by Manu Feildel and a South African version of the show. Since 2020 there is also a German version of the show aired on ZDF Neo.
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