Celebs Go Dating WILL return as stars date over Zoom in new series – and only meet in real life at a ‘social distance’


CELEBRITIES will still be able to find love after the hit show Celebs Go Dating will go ahead despite the coronavirus lockdown laws.

While a number of other reality shows such as, Love Island, got the chop this year thanks to the pandemic, the E4 dating show will go ahead, albeit virtually.

Celebs Go Dating will get a makeover suitable for life during the coronavirus pandemic

But the show will look a bit different as the dating skills of four celebrities will be to the test as they try their hand at love online.

Celebs Go Virtual Dating will be a spinoff to Celebs Go Dating but will bring all the dating drama of its sister show.

The virtual love fest will come added challenges of video vetting matches and trying to find that spark on a socially distanced date.

The series will see expert dating agents, Paul C Brunson and Anna Williamson return to the celebrity dating agency, assisted by celeb confidante, Tom Read Wilson.

Celebs Go Dating was originally postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now producers have come up with a clever way to get around the problem

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The show might not be as steamy as viewers are used to thanks to social distancing rules

They will guide the celebs through the potentially choppy waters of online love and distanced dating.

Rob Beckett will also be back delivering his much loved wit as the popular voiceover of the show.

Celebs will be set up on a series of dates, either remotely from home, or outdoors adhering but to social distancing guidelines.

Paul said: “I can’t wait to throw the agency doors “virtually” wide open.

The show sees British celebrities go on a series of dates culminating in a date at an exotic location abroad

“This series will be an exciting experiment to see how our celebs deal with dating as well as the added restrictions they wouldn’t normally have to navigate.”

Anna added: “I’m so excited to get the agency back up and running. We are really intrigued to see what dating looks like during this time, and looking forward to seeing how our date-ees handle dating in lockdown.”

The news is welcome to fans after HOAR Online exclusively revealed that E4 originally postponed the celebrity dating show which was meant to kick off filming on series nine in the summer.

The popular TV dating series, which last aired in March, featured Malique Thompson-Dwyer, Alison Hammond, Dean Gaffney, Amy Hart, Olivia Bentley, Josha Ritchie and James Locke locking lips with a string of potential partners.

National treasure Allison Hammond appeared on last year’s series of Celebs Go Dating




TV production company Lime was not been able to guarantee the new cast’s safety during social mixers and intimate dates.

An insider told HOAR Online: “In common with many shows, coronavirus has wreaked havoc to filming schedules and it’s not easy to make a dating show in the era of social distancing.

“It’s meant they can’t film the dates in bars and restaurants or plan the exotic final abroad.

“The bosses decided it would be safer to wait until they can ensure the safety of those who appear on the show – we don’t know when that will be yet but there’s fears it could even be next year at this rate.”