It's the season of love and with last year's Christmas having been cut short for so many, Fred Sirieix and his team are back and pulling out all the stops to make sure that Christmas 2021 is one to remember.
First into the festive restaurant is 25-year-old Dan, a jobbing Father Christmas who, despite spreading joy each year, has struggled to sprinkle some magic on his own love life. Dan meets nursery worker and fellow children's entertainer Sophie.
Ready to get her festive flirt on is 21-year-old recruitment consultant Macy, who is looking to fill the permanent position of boyfriend this Christmas. Will 25-year-old electrician Sam be the angel she's hoping for?
Planning on making the most of the holidays this year is 29-year-old religious studies teacher Loy. After losing her father to Covid, Loy wants this Christmas to be 10 times better than last. Will supermarket manager Ryan prove the dream deal? As the festivities get underway, it isn't long before they discover a mutual love of dance.
Last into the restaurant is 34-year-old John, a charity worker by day and panto actor by night. (Oh yes he is!) No stranger to making others laugh, John seeks a tall, dark and handsome man. Scott is a healthcare assistant on a maternity ward who's looking for more happiness and flamboyance in his life.
First Dates At Christmas airs 22nd December on Channel 4.