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Secret Crush: ITV2's dating show returns for new series - apply now

Secret Crush on ITV2. Pictured: Verona Rose.
Secret Crush on ITV2. Pictured: Verona Rose. ©Naked Television

ITV2 has confirmed a brand new series of their dating show Secret Crush.

Secret Crush sees singletons who’ve been harbouring feelings from afar finally reveal their hidden passion to their unknowing crush.

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ITV explain: "Whether they’ve been secretly dreaming of dating their best friend, colleague or gym buddy, it’s time for the lovelorn to publicly admit the desires they’ve been keeping bottled up.

"But will their affections be reciprocated? Is love going to blossom? Or should their secret crush have actually stayed secret? For the four hopefuls in each episode, it’s time to find out."

Admirers will secretly invite their crush to join them to reveal their feelings on camera. Aware someone in their life secretly likes them, the other person won’t find out who it is until the moment they walk into the date.

"Honest revelations, shocked faces, tears of relief, and potential new relationships could all be in store," ITV tease.

Hosted by Verona Rose, Secret Crush will return soon for a second series with applications underway. You can apply online now from secretcrushcasting.com.

A casting call shares: "We are asking admirers from all walks of life and from across the UK to take part in filming and go on the first date of a lifetime.

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"We’ll bring crush and admirer together at a swanky London bar to see if love will blossom. Honest revelations, shocked faces, tears of relief, and potential new relationships could all be in store.

"Whether you’ve been secretly dreaming of dating your best friend, colleague or gym buddy, or whether you want more than just coffee from your barista - it’s time to publicly admit the desires you’ve been keeping bottled up."

Speaking of the first series, Verona said: "We had snotty noses, lots of crying and some really dramatic confessions. Dental nurses being surprised by clients, a dater revealing for the first time his drag queen alter-ego and a glamour model explaining patriarchy to her crush.

"On one date, the girl was like ‘what do you mean, I thought you liked guys? Why have you brought me on here?’ It was a bit of a shocker.”

She adds: "One guy came in with a banjo and played me a song. He had a crush on one of his best friends, he wanted her to be his ‘Sandy’ from the musical Grease but I’m not quite sure he measured up to be her ‘Danny Zuko’. There were no hard feelings at the end."

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Secret Crush will return to ITV2 later this year.

Series 1 is currently available to watch online on ITV Hub here.

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