First Dates Christmas 2020: Meet the singletons looking for love in tonight's episode

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First Dates is back tonight on Channel 4 with a Christmas special and more singletons looking for love.

For Christmas, Fred Sirieix and his team head for the British countryside to celebrate love in the most festive of locations.


In a cosy hideaway inspired by the nation's favourite yuletide rom-coms, singletons from across the UK can expect a Christmas dinner like no other as they search for the most perfect Christmas gift of all - love.

The 2020 Christmas special of First Dates airs on Wednesday, 23 December at 9PM on Channel 4.

First to get her festive flirt on is 28-year-old redhead Holly - a bed saleswoman from Epping who has a Christmassy name but struggles to find anyone to kiss under the mistletoe. Her date is 32-year-old Shane from Brentwood, who worries that his job as a plasterer puts off the ladies.

Eternally single Paul is a 32-year-old PA from Reading who has never had a boyfriend. He's looking to spend his first festive season away from the friendzone. His date Alex has also never had a relationship. But will this 35-year-old IT worker from London be the Christmas miracle Paul is searching for?


James already has a new year's resolution as the 27-year-old roofer from Dewsbury is determined to lose his reputation as a player as he seeks to settle down. Will Shauna - who's also from Dewsbury - be the Mrs Claus to James's Santa?

First Dates 2020 airs at 9PM tonight (23 December) on Channel 4.

Watch First Dates online

If you're not near a TV, you can watch episodes live as they air via the All4 Channel 4 Live Player.

Once episodes air, you'll be able to catch up online via the main All4 First Dates page

In a first, the whole series will be available on All 4 for free, to stream or download, following the transmission of episode 1 on 1 October.


At the time of writing, First Dates is not available on either Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Meanwhile, if you're single and ready to mingle, applications are open for both First Dates and First Dates hotel for those aged 18 or over.

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