Dinner Date

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Dinner Date
GenreDating game show
Created byJoseph Varley & Jimmy Baker
Narrated byCharlotte Hudson (2010–12)
Natalie Casey (2014–)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series11[1]
No. of episodes302[1]
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production companyHat Trick Productions
Original release
NetworkITV (2010–12)
ITVBe (2014–)
Release9 August 2010 (2010-08-09) –

Dinner Date is a British dating game show, which first aired on ITV from 9 August 2010 to 28 December 2012, with subsequent new series airing on sister channel ITVBe since 8 October 2014. The programme format was created by Jimmy Baker and Joseph Varley.[2] The programme makes up a significant proportion of ITVBe's output, with several repeats airing daily. New-to-air episodes are generally scheduled on a weekly basis, although some episodes from the fifth series were stripped daily across weeknights.


The show involves a man or woman guest going for dinner at three different people's houses on consecutive nights. The dates are chosen at the start of the episode, when the dater chooses their three blind dates by going through five different three-course menus. The hosts are shown preparing a meal, usually some kind of interesting dish, and then the guest arrives. Afterward each host gives ratings of the guest, but then it is up to the guest to subsequently choose which of them they would like to go on a date to a restaurant with. The two losing contestants are given ready meals. At the end of the show, the viewers are told whether they are still dating or not. Sometimes updates of the romantic lives of the two unpicked hosts are given as well.

International versions[edit]

The UK version of Dinner Date broadcasts in over 20 countries, including; Australia, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Serbia and Sweden.

There was also an Australian version of Dinner Date which aired on the Seven Network in 2011 hosted by Manu Feildel and a South African version of the show. Since 2020 there is also a German version of the show aired on ZDF Neo.


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 9 August 2010 26 November 2010 30[1]
2 20 June 2011 29 July 2011 30[1]
3 15 April 2012 28 December 2012 40[1]
4 8 October 2014 29 April 2015 31[1]
5 12 August 2015 25 March 2016 26[1]
6 11 May 2016 14 December 2016 26[1]
7 1 February 2017 13 December 2017 26[1]
8 28 February 2018 12 December 2018 26[1]
9 24 October 2018 11 December 2019 29[1]
10 8 April 2020 9 December 2020 26[1]
11 13 December 2021 6 April 2022 26[1]
12 14 December 2022 4 June 2023 26[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Dinner Date". Hat Trick Productions. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Hat Trick Productions | Dinner Date". hattrick.co.uk/show/dinner-date.

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