A look back at some full-on first encounters where sparks really did fly. Featuring two lust-struck dancers, a feisty Scotsman, a crucial kiss, and a love of latex.
The showbiz singletons on blind dates are singer Alexandra Burke, Tory MP Michael Fabricant, Esther Rantzen, DJ Roman Kemp, and Gogglebox's Sandra Martin
A look back at some first dates that didn't go so smoothly - from the counsellor and the producer who couldn't see eye to eye over the bill, to the Disney superfans hoping for a fairy-tale ending
A look back at some of the couples who took a second shot at finding love, from a Persian princess to an 80-something tennis coach, and a self-confessed geek hoping for an epic ending to her story
This trip down memory lane sees how sometimes opposites attract, including an eccentric theology student, a 'Norse God', and two of the naughtiest minds ever to have graced First Dates
This trip down memory lane serves up some classic dates where sparks flew and love blossomed, from two tweed lovers, to an eager octogenarian, and an accountant determined to make numbers sexy
American beauty queen and PhD student Camille seeks a gent who's not daunted by brains or beauty. And 'ladette' Shannen is ready to love again after losing her husband to cancer.
Jamie, a plumber, who hasn't had a girlfriend for years, meets Leigh, who's looking for a guy who's good with his hands. Steampunk enthusiast Joe meets Jess, who used to dress up as a Victorian.
Aryeh seeks a man who can handle his big personality. Meryl, a 60-year-old widow, hopes for someone 'with a pulse' who can keep up out clubbing. And two sisters try double dating.
A new crop of singletons roll up to the First Dates restaurant, including a self-confessed party animal seeking someone just as wild, a disco dancer, an ex-Playboy bunny, and a biker daredevil
Ex-market trader Dave meets Sara, whose previous marriage lasted five days. Trendy Dennis and Chris wear matching trainers. Ruth has come to her date with 'Mike' - her colostomy bag.
'Alpha male' Josh is looking for his very own Kardashian. Is glam 25-year-old Yasmin his match? And will waxing entrepreneur Sherie's Marilyn Monroe dress be a hit with Richard?
Anthony is 31 and has a wild past. He meets Lawrence, who's never been in love and feels his 'dating river has run dry'. Bev meets Howard, a former bank manager with a famous face.
Chloe 'flirts her way through life' and seeks a 'geezer' who can handle her. Is Anthony her man? Dog walker Scearcia has a steamy date with Aurita.
Semi-pro footballer Reece worries that being 5' 4'' will stop him from scoring with Ria
It's Valentine's Day at the First Dates restaurant. Beauty queen Sophie meets cheeky-chappy Bailey, as 59-year-old Rachel has her first ever date with a woman, blonde bombshell Debs.
Welsh hairdresser Jess, who's 25, looks for a man who's a cut above the rest. Casey, a 25-year-old charity shop manager, has his dream white wedding all mapped out. Is his date husband material?
Music producer Barry, who's 71, dates a former member of a pop group. PR exec Claudia, who's 26, looks for a date who won't make her feel 'ick'.
Model Tahiry, who's 23, struggles with stage fright and seeks a man who can calm her nerves. Thrice-married octogenarian Cliff dates 84-year-old Margaret.
Reiki practitioner Sairaphina hopes to re-energise her love life. Gym-bunny James arrives for his date with Mum in tow. Fiona bonds with her date over shared life experiences.
Fellow Italians Marco and Chiara bond over their roots; criminology student Luka, who's fascinated by serial killers, meets musician Daniel; and two care workers from Preston date
The restaurant opens its doors again. Jessica seeks a James Corden doppelgänger. Dottie, who's 71, goes on her first date in 51 years. Single mum Keely meets market trader Ben.
Magazine editor Alex arrives at the restaurant sporting bright blue hair. She meets professional story-teller Wilf. Meanwhile, teacher Masackia doesn't like exotic food but would like an exotic man.
Singletons looking for love include a makeup artist with strong family ties, a pair of microbiologists, and an ice cream man hoping to go from Mr Whippy to Mr Right
Will romance blossom for a pest controller and a good time Essex girl, a glamorous granny and a poet, or a working mum with a sideline selling and renting sex dolls?
Can 61-year-old Italian restaurant owner Giovanni give Fred a run for his money on the charm front? Can Jason see past Tyrone's ADHD? And does barber Chris smell good enough for dental nurse Debbie?
The dating hopefuls in this episode include a builder who's finally ready for a concrete relationship, a naked bike rider, a pair of gamers, and a man who's been married five times
Recruitment consultant Jack returns for a second first date at the restaurant, this time with hairdresser Shauna. Mark, who's been single for 10 years, meets Claire, who's never had a relationship.
Can kizomba dancing queen Carina side-step away from situationships and into a real relationship with actor Kevan? Meanwhile, romcom fanatic Becky is looking for her very own Hugh Grant.
Is 6' 4" trucker Tony the 'Neanderthal rock god' that Lynda's looking for? And is there chemistry between neuroscientist Michael and publishing assistant Hannah?
Serial dater Jack, who's looking for a 'naughty sort', thinks his luck's in when he meets glamorous fire-breather Safina. But will his laddish charm impress her?
Josh and Natasha bond over having fabulous hair, but commit some hilarious dining faux pas. Georgia is looking for a football-playing Cara Delevingne.
Chi-Chi and her son Curtis both have dates; can she resist interfering in his date with Jaleesa? And how will Danny react when he discovers that his date's best friend is First Dates waitress Laura?
Cheeky ladies' man Eric, who's 101, meets Norma, who's been single for 46 years. And librarian Louise dreams of his and hers Christmas jumpers. Can awkward dater Tom make those dreams come true?
Helicopter pilot Paul, who's also a cross-dresser, embarks on his first ever date dressed in women's clothing. Sexy geeks Hannah and Dan bond over everything from video games to school insecurities.
Ruth wants to find a man who can keep up with her in her saucy seventies. Meanwhile, TJ, who's been told that he looks like Johnny Depp, turns up for his date after a few daytime drinks.
Chrissie and Jonny have one of First Dates' most sexually charged dates ever. Meanwhile, Rodney, who's 45 and has never had a girlfriend, meets Mandy, but they don't have flirting down to a fine art.
Flirtation turns to faux pas as the drinks flow on songwriter Kristina's date with photographer Nicola. And will cheeky charmer Billy's fear of butter harm his chances with blonde bombshell Olivia?
Diamond grader Sachen and financial lawyer Priya discover that they've met before. Make-up artist and model Danni meets bar manager Aiden, the tallest man to ever enter the First Dates restaurant.
Will the stars align for sci-fi fans Warren and John? Former reality TV star Aisleyne is looking for a man with 'the heart of the Dalai Lama, the personality of Russell Brand and the body of Rocky'.
'Cupcake king' Sunny meets fellow self-professed boffin Misha. Twins Rebecca and Stephen nervously embark on dates with engineer Kristian and legal assistant Emily. Fred's dad visits the restaurant.
Can Cameron help politics graduate Joe leave the singles market? Meanwhile, Lee's ready to hang up his party hat and settle down, and Abbi immediately catches his eye.
Joey Essex, Melinda Messenger, Sandra from Gogglebox and Lady Colin Campbell bravely embark on blind dates with unsuspecting members of the public, in this special episode for Stand Up To Cancer
Primary school teacher Richard gives his date Jess a '15 out of 10'. Ex-pop star Jay and call centre manager Brett reveal some surprises from their past and play a game of dare.
How does New Yorker Bryan react when art dealer Simon says his ideal man would have a more toned physique? Max and Esther bond over a shared love of words. And is Ben the nice guy Leora's looking for?
Will Harry Potter fans Claudia and Jack have a magical date? Will Michael's cheeky comment about carnival dancer Ruth's derrière hit a bum note?
Kit has been single for 37 years. He wants to meet a man who shares his passion for the royal family. And will James from Hertfordshire get the seal of approval from Kate Middleton lookalike Jodie?
Ketan, who has autism, meets Brodie, who's looking for a man with quirks. Emily - Miss Essex 2016/17 - is looking for a man who won't just see her as a trophy girlfriend.
Will student James's unconventional party trick impress Emilie? And pop singer Ben, who was a smash hit in the 1980s, meets Sarah, who used to have his poster above her bed.
Dental nurse Jade hopes to get her teeth into a tall alpha male. She meets strapping, handsome tree surgeon Tom. Female sumo wrestler Sharran meets ex-bingo-caller David, who's been unlucky in love.
Do six-foot-tall legal PA Jordan and basketball player William have too much in common? Plus: First Dates' oldest ever dater, and the return of science technician Ian.
Lyn has a surprise for her date Steve: she's pregnant. Can Rebecca see past Freddie's nerves? And Cindy and Elan, who have matching outfits, bond over matters of the heart and family.
Mandy and her ex-husband Stuart visit the restaurant together for dates with globetrotting Adam and divorcee Claire. Meanwhile, can tall, handsome J prove there's more to him than meets the eye?
Can Fred's advice turn Disney superfan James into bra-fitter Jess's Prince Charming? Issac, who's getting his life back on track after being homeless for three years, meets feisty Maya.
Fresh singletons visit the restaurant and favourite First Dates daters return for a special festive episode celebrating Fred and his team's successes, engagements and the first First Dates baby!
Bina runs a bridal business; does Joban make her want to don her dream wedding dress? Will born adventurer Stephen run a mile when he finds out that Dina wants to start a family?
Tattooed yoga lover Jack, vibrant 70-year-old fashion stylist Christine, Stetson-wearing Simon from Dallas and performance artist and poet Justin are among the diners looking for love in this episode
How will model Laura react when she finds out what tall, dark Dan does for a living? And will sausage roll maker Joel's culinary creativity impress recipe developer Mimi?
Will mods Neil and Eileen ride off into the sunset together? Fire-breathing podium dancer Khloe and former club promoter Rick both love music; will their date hit the right note?
Student Leah's on her first ever date. Welder Daniel and student midwife Emily bond over their shared love of romcoms. Pilot Antonia hopes to meet a man who wants to know the woman behind the uniform.
Natasha, who's been out of the dating game for a couple of years, meets laid-back Oskar. Glamorous Emily and model Matt discuss aliens. And 73-year-old Michael's roaming eye gets him into trouble.
Can painter and lawyer Josh court student and waitress Sophia? And Leslie and Babs bond over their mutual admiration of Michelle Obama.
Can celebrity singletons Sinitta, Michael Fabricant MP, Roman Kemp and Jan Leeming find love with unsuspecting members of the public?
Can dancing accountant Robert sweep French aristocrat Gladys off her feet? Self-confessed Jack the Lad Joey and fashion blogger Jodie have a chance encounter the night before their date.
Leah's looking for a man with a sparkle in his eyes; is blue-eyed boy Andy the one for her? And finding the right man has been a tall order for 6' 3" firefighter Nikki. Does 6' 4" Ross fit the bill?
Alasdair and Lee bond over their love of the pop parade. Stu lost his sight 13 years ago; he hopes to meet a feisty redhead. Wrestler Lewis returns to the restaurant, for a date with barista Lauren.
Dramatic events unfold on fashion assistant Jade's date with wrestler Lewis. Chelsea girl Montana meets cheeky chappy Joe. Can gregarious aristocrat Count Anthony bring shy Silvia out of her shell?
Will glamorous dental nurse Cece make DJ Collins' heart skip a beat? And science technician Ian has never been on a date; can he find a spark with shy nursery nurse Stacie?
Teaching assistant Liberty's looking for a man who can handle her 'right amount of crazy'. Octogenarian Doreen wants a man who can keep her on her toes; is author James the one?
Ex-cruise ship worker Dale is ready to start looking for love again, five years after his partner passed away. Meanwhile, Fred lets Cici off work early to go on a date of her own.
Is t'ai chi enthusiast John the yin to dominatrix Sherry's yang? And can karaoke crooner David help Jenni overcome her dating nerves by serenading her at the table?
Dad-of-two Graeme, who's 33 and six foot five, is on his first date since his wife passed away. Rock fan Anthony, who's 64, meets retired nurse and amateur magician Barbara.
Can entrepreneur Russell handle stand-up comedian Kelly's banter? Will self-confessed nerd Mark sweet talk archaeologist Sophie with tales of battle grounds and pyramids?
Trainee astronaut Nicky hopes her date, motoring journalist Daniel, can take her to the stars. And road sweeper Bruce, 58, hopes he can find a lady who'll love him for who he is.
Two diners decide to serenade their dates in this episode. Meanwhile, Greig is looking for a feisty man, but is John's brutal honesty a step too far? And Hebe, who's 20, is on her first ever date.
Ladies' man Luke meets PR manager Sophie, but can she remember his name? Mum of three Mandy's date with gentle giant Andrew is going well until Mandy - who has Crohn's disease - starts to feel unwell.
Twice-divorced Jo commits a faux pas on her date with Dubliner Robbie. Can marketing assistant Alice handle dairy farmer Ben's tales of the finer details of farm life?
Can retired policeman Alistair hit the right notes with violinist Maggie? Can charmer Hussein handle bricklayer Molly's banter? Are self-proclaimed misfits Patrick and Angharad perfect for each other?
Eve, who's 22, has alopecia. She's never been on a night out without her wig... until now. Showing off her amazing head tattoo, she stuns teaching assistant Jordan with her beauty.
Susie, a teaching assistant and burlesque performer meets Trekkie-fan Martin. And hairdresser Bonnie hopes semi-pro boxer Perry can show her his more sensitive side.
Nervous rugby player Phil meets Sarah who's 21 and has overcome bone cancer. Raymon's 90. He meets ballroom dancing enthusiast Cecelia. And can brickie turned model Frankie charm glamorous PA Rosie?
Cupid has a big surprise for mum-of-two Emma. Is lofty rocker Squid the man for six-foot-tall Kat? Charming science student Sameer hopes to meet Mr Right. And will Fran be dapper Will's English rose?
Elaine's looking for a twinkle-toed gentleman. Does Steve have the right moves? Comedian Vince, who usually only gets a Valentine's card from his mum, meets Brigette Bardot lookalike Anna.
Sophie's used to bad boys. What will she make of gentleman Mehmet? Stunning operations manager Yasmin is looking for Mr Nice Guy; dental practise manager Ryan has a perfect smile, but is he Mr Right?
Lee from Leigh meets the girl of his dreams but forgets her name. Meanwhile, in a First Dates first, a mum and her son, Jane and Bobby, visit the restaurant together, each looking for love.
Will Tallulah's date with singer Teddy hit the high notes? Visual glazing enhancer (window cleaner) Daniel bonds with Margot Robbie lookalike Lora over nostril waxing and raving but is he over his ex?
Carl and Marissa's date gets intense, spiritual and really quite steamy
Danielle is 18 and tired of boys asking to take her for a drive. Is Tom what she's looking for? Colin was born with a birth defect that resulted in a missing leg. He meets bubbly phlebotomist Tracey.
With his cover boy looks and cut-glass accent, Adam comes straight off the slopes at Verbier for a date with 'ex-pat brat' Sophie. And can diamond in the rough Kevin charm blonde glamazon Meguel?
A storm brews as 27-year-old hairdresser Ben breezes in for his date with Daisy, and fantasy writer Sarah returns after her last date went awry. And a steamy first kiss is on the cards.
A surprise ending leads to a First Dates first in this episode. The diners looking for love include Bristolian parents Ibiba and Aarron, 82-year-old stand-up comedian Lynn, and fantasy novelist Sarah.
Justin, who's 25, has never had a girlfriend; how will Maisie react to the dating methods he learned from a book? Ekow thinks love is insane; will Deborah change his mind? And Teresa returns.
Charlotte, who's 24, is bravely returning to the dating scene a year after she was tragically widowed. Teresa's 66 and has a lust for life; can James keep her entertained? And Ruby's back.
Are tennis-playing Stephanie and ex-rugby player Stuart a match made in heaven? Janet, who's 71, and George, who's 87, both crave bedtime antics. And self-confessed cougar Marie returns.
Will young-at-heart octogenarians Patricia and Alan find love? Ruby's only ever had dates with bad boys; how will she react when Kriss reveals his sensitive side? And Jonas says he's completed Tinder.
Can meat-loving teacher Marie control her sledgehammer wit when she finds out that her date, Davin, is a vegan? Sexagenarians Lynda and Philip both like younger men. And DJ Tom is back.
How will Lorna react when Charlie tells her he's looking for his perfect 'unicorn'? And can Olympic kickboxer Aston inspire Olympic bobsleigh athlete Jordan to turn over a new leaf and settle down?
Hannah and Lee both love festivals; will they make sweet music together? Mary from Liverpool is looking for a 'straight Paul O'Grady'. And 'edgy librarian' lookalike Olivia is on her first ever date.
Will charming pilot Paul hit it off with gorgeous mum Maria? Is wine connoisseur Jack and It girl Kim's shared taste for the finer things in life the perfect First Dates cocktail?
In this episode there's a double date as 21-year-old best mates Josh and Jack visit the restaurant. And tomboy boat-builder Abbey returns.
On the menu in this episode are five pairs of hopefuls, including an Irishman with Tourette's looking for the man of his dreams, and two singletons with strange dance moves
Jess from Made in Chelsea, weather presenter Sian Lloyd, Daniel Brocklebank (vicar Billy from Corrie) and Musharaf from Educating Yorkshire visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public
Vamps lead singer Brad Simpson, rugby league star Keegan Hirst, Bernie Clifton - without his ostrich - and Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public
Pop star Preston of Big Brother fame, Scarlett Moffatt from Gogglebox, rock chick Jo Wood and Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public
Jess Wright from The Only Way Is Essex, Richard Blackwood, Esther Rantzen and Paralympic table tennis silver medal winner Will Bayley visit the restaurant for dates with members of the public
A Brummie hunk meets a lady who likes tattooed giants, anaesthetist David is looking for a husband but can't remember his date's name, and a couple have four divorces between them