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UKTV's premium entertainment channel W has commissioned a brand new UKTV original dating show with a twist. Produced by Harbar 8 and BBC Studios.

Each episode of Dating With My Mates (10X60') follows a group of four friends as they navigate the sometimes daunting world of dating at a dinner party like no other. Four single best friends are going out for a three-course dinner with a difference.

This time the food is not the focus but the company - with each course the group of friends will also be served up a different potential date. However, once the plates have been cleared, the dates must leave, and deliberation begins.

At the end of the night, their lucky dates can return, to ask out only one of the mates. But will there be a match, or will their choices cause drama amongst the four friends?

Helen Nightingale, senior commissioning editor, said: "This unique new series for W gives viewers a softer more thoughtful look into the world of modern dating. Our daters are looking for real connection and we think this show gives them the opportunity to find just that."

Daniel Clark-Neal said: "I'm excited to be working with W again. This is a dating show with friendship at its heart. Dates may come and go, whilst friends are there for the long haul. But that doesn't stop us looking for love again...and again. In this show, we date with our friends by our side and I can't wait to help play Cupid."


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