Celebrity First Dates line up of celebrities for 2018 Charity special

Celebrity First Dates meet tonight's singletons

Celebrity First Dates’ 2018 special airs on Channel 4 tonight and here’s all you need to know.

BAFTA winning First Dates will be returning as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer with a celebrity special this month.

The favourite team of staff – Fred, Sam, CiCi, Merlin and Laura – will reopen their doors to welcome celebrity singletons looking to find their perfect partner.

Lady C, Joey Essex Gogglebox star Sandra Martin and TV presenter Melinda Messenger are the celebrity line-up taking part in the BAFTA winning First Dates which is returning for a Stand Up To Cancer Special.

Royal biographer and socialite Lady Colin Campbell is on her first ever blind date. Not one to mince her words, she’s looking for ‘a man, not a mouse’. She meets debonair artist and fellow socialite Matthew. Will her icy exterior intimidate him or will luck be a Lady tonight?

TV personality Joey Essex may have perfect teeth and perfect hair but his love life is far from perfect. He’s tired of his ‘player’ reputation and as he approaches his thirties he wants to find a girlfriend who he can be with for the rest of his life… if she’s ‘a sort’. His date is brunette Bolton bombshell Lydia, who’s looking for a ‘jack the lad that’s not a complete tool’.

Joey is taken aback when she has no idea who he is. Can he win her heart without using his fame?

Former cover girl turned much-loved TV presenter Melinda Messenger turns heads when she enters the restaurant. Her date is tall, dark and handsome coffee shop owner Chris, who’s looking for someone who has led a varied life like he has.

The date gets off to an unexpectedly rocky start when Chris reveals that he used to be a photographer for OK! magazine and thinks that he photographed her wedding…

Sandra Martin from Gogglebox is on her first proper dinner date. She tells Merlin that she has been celibate for two years, waiting for ‘the right one’ but by the look on her face, that search may have come to an end when she sees her date, larger-than-life Bristolian John.

They share a hilarious date as smitten Sandra woos her man in a way that only she can. But things change when the conversation turns to sex…

First Dates’ 2018 celebrity special will air tonight Thursday, October 25 at 9PM on Channel 4.

The main Stand Up To Cancer telethon will follow on Friday, October 26 from 7PM on Channel 4.

Highlights include Carpool Karaoke with Michael Buble, Celebrity Gogglebox The Muppets and stars of Celebrity Bake Off.

With Alan Carr, Maya Jama and Adam Hills at the helm of the live extravaganza, the show will be jam packed with famous faces, star studded sketches and tear-jerking moments, all banging that Stand Up To Cancer drum.