First Dates announces teen spin-off with a brand new restaurant

Sam Warner
·2-min read
Photo credit: E4
Photo credit: E4

From Digital Spy

First Dates is set to launch a new spin-off focused on teens looking for love – and it's all going down in a brand new location.

The new six-part series will take place in a new restaurant in Manchester from next year, with 16-19-year-olds the ones going on blind dates this time around.

Airing on E4, the broadcaster said the series will give the teenagers "the chance to put their phones in their pocket, escape from the pressures of social media and talk face-to-face with a potential match", which will be quite something after all the virtual dating this year.

Photo credit: E4
Photo credit: E4

"They'll be able to put their flirting to the test, but most importantly, take a journey of self-discovery. Through their own experiences and viewpoints, the teens will explore who they are, who they want to be, and what it takes to make the perfect connection with another person."

First Dates: Teens will be overseen by regulars Fred Sirieix, Merlin Griffiths, Cici Coleman and Grant Urquhart, while filming has been done in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.

"We're very excited to be opening the doors of our brand-new restaurant in Manchester to a clientele we've not served before – Teens!" Fred said.

Photo credit: Netflix - BBC
Photo credit: Netflix - BBC

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"We'll be creating a warm and welcoming space for them to meet new people and hopefully make a connection.

"Most importantly, we will be looking after them like our own and will provide a space where they can just be themselves without any distractions from the outside world, or their phones! It's going to be so much fun and I can't wait to get started!"

First Dates: Teens will air on E4 in 2021.

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