Dating game tv show 2016
"I originally got away with it because it was seen as cooking with dating." Four series in and regularly pulling in 1.5 million viewers, Collinson-Jones says the show has "totally different rules of engagement", compared with a studio show.
"People watch for all sorts of reasons: the cooking, or because you get to see behind people's front doors and have a nosey, and, obviously, we can play along, guessing who will be picked," she explains.
We send them out on dates, but what they do on them is up to them." The way these wild young things are identified is another reflection on how dating shows have adapted to the world of Facebook and Twitter.
"We have a fantastic casting team and a lot of it is done through social media," explains Chapman.
It's been 50 years since the first hit dating show was broadcast by ABC in the US.
wrote the rule book for dating shows: corny questions, cheesy answers and a host who acts as a tongue-in-cheek Cupid.
gives single contestants a chance to find love by asking three hidden suitors a number of questions."Often, you'll find there is a whole section of a club scene where people are all talking on Twitter and Instagram, and they've all been out with each other." (originally shown on ITV1) is certainly the gentlest of the lot.The show sees a singleton choose three out of five menus and proceed to have dinner at the mystery chefs' houses, before taking one lucky romantic out for a meal they don't have to cook.At its height, in the 1980s, more than 18 million viewers tuned in to a show that was one of TV's heaviest hitters. The ITV show remained mostly unchanged from the formats that inspired it – apart from the introduction of "ditch or date", which involved the picker being able to dump their date after seeing what they looked like.When , the show in which women from the city vied for the attention of a farmer, did not do well here, but it became one of Fremantle Media's biggest sellers in international markets.