Celebs Go Dating

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Celebs Go Dating
Celebs Go Dating Logo.jpg
Genre Dating
Reality
Written by Rob Beckett
Directed by Jamie Wiggins
Narrated by Rob Beckett
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 76
Production
Executive producer(s) Kalpna Patel-Knight
Phil Harris
Sharon Powers
Production location(s) London
Cape Verde (for the last episode of series 4)
Editor(s) Justin Saculles
Lyndon Tovey
Nick Walker
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 65 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Lime Pictures
Distributor All3Media
Release
Original network E4
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Audio format Stereo
Original release 29 August 2016 (2016-08-29) – present
External links
Website

Celebs Go Dating is a British reality television dating programme. It began broadcasting on 29 August 2016. The first series had 15 episodes and was shown at 10 pm on weekdays on E4. In November 2016, it was confirmed 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] The second series finished on 10 March 2017.[2] The third series began on 4 September 2017 and finished on 29 September 2017. It was confirmed on 27 September 2017 that the show was renewed for a fourth series to air in 2018.[3] The fourth series is due to begin on 4 February 2018[4] The fourth series was the first series to air during the week and weekend, but there was episode on Fridays or Saturdays. On 21 May 2018, Celebs Go Dating was renewed for another series. It will begin broadcasting on 14 October 2018.

Series

Series Number of 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

Series 1 (2016)

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 series it was announced that E4 had commissioned a further two series to air in 2017.[5]

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

Celebrity Notability
Charlotte Crosby Reality TV star (Geordie Shore)
Jack Jones YouTube personality
Joey Essex Reality TV star (The Only Way Is Essex)
Paisley Billings Reality TV star (Tattoo Fixers)
Stephanie Pratt Reality TV star (The Hills, Made in Chelsea)
Tyger Drew-Honey Actor (Outnumbered)

Series 2 (2017)

The second series of the show was confirmed on 7 November 2016,[5] and began on 13 February 2017.[6] 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.[7]

The following is a list of celebrities who featured in the second series.[8]

Celebrity Notability
Ferne McCann Reality TV star (The Only Way Is Essex)
Joey Essex Reality TV star (The Only Way Is Essex)
Jonathan Cheban Reality TV star (Keeping Up with the Kardashians)
Jorgie Porter Actress (Hollyoaks)
Melody Thornton The Pussycat Dolls singer
Perri Kiely Diversity member
Stephen Bear Reality TV star (Ex on the Beach)

Series 3 (2017)

The third series of the show was confirmed on 7 November 2016[5] along with the announcement of the second series, and began airing on 4 September 2017.[9] 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.[10] Bobby-Cole Norris also became the first gay cast member to take part in the series.[11]

The following is a list of celebrities who featured in the third series.[12]

Celebrity Notability
Bobby-Cole Norris Reality TV star (The Only Way Is Essex)
Calum Best Model and TV personality
Charlotte Dawson Reality TV star (Ex on the Beach)
Courtney Stodden US media personality
Frankie Cocozza Singer
Georgia "Toff" Toffolo Reality TV star (Made in Chelsea)
James "Arg" Argent Reality TV star (The Only Way Is Essex)
Sarah-Jane Crawford TV presenter

Series 4 (2018)

The fourth series of the show was confirmed on 28 September 2017,[3] 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 will feature in the fourth series.[13]

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

Series 5 (2018)

The following is a list of celebrities who will feature in the fifth series, which begins broadcasting on 14 October.[14]

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

Agents, psychologists and presenters

Cast member Role Series
1 2 3 4 5
Eden Blackman Dating expert
Nadia Essex Dating expert
Paul Carrick Brunson 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

Development and production

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.[15] The fourth series does also feature same-sex relationships. It started on 4 February 2018.

Broadcasts

The first and second series of Celebs Go Dating aired every week night 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.[16]

The fourth series was the first series to air during the week and weekend, however there was no episode on Fridays or Saturdays.

References

  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. ^ McCann, Ferne [@fernemccann] (2 February 2017). "Oh hey y'all - @CelebsGoDating is BACK 😈💜🙌🏽🍸💃🏽🍾😎😱 @E4Tweets 13th Feb" (Tweet). Retrieved 3 February 2017 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b 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 [email protected]" (Tweet). Retrieved 30 September 2017 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ E4 [@E4Tweets] (24 January 2018). "#CelebsGoDating is back with a bang (or two). Tune your tellyboxes in on 4th Feb at 9pm for the latest intake of unlucky-in-love celebs!" (Tweet). Retrieved 25 January 2018 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Darvill, Josh (29 March 2017). "Stephen Bear 'fined £1,500' after being kicked off Celebs Go Dating". TellyMix. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Who's on Celebs Go Dating cast? Celebrities on Series 4 revealed". TellyMix. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Celebs Go Dating 2018 cast: New line up of celebrities revealed". TellyMix. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
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