A new series of the hit E4 reality dating show Celebs Go Dating is set to hit screens soon and they’re currently on the look-out for Manchester singletons to take part.
Casting directors from Lime Pictures – producers of the ever-popular show – have taken to social media this week asking those looking for love to shoot their shot, get in there early and register their interest for the upcoming series.
Celebs Go Dating has proved a hit with viewers ever since its original series aired back in 2016.
The E4 reality series follows a selection of famous faces as they go on a series of dates with members of the public and hunt for their perfect match. Along the way, they get help from dating experts Paul Carrick Brunson and Anna Williamson at the Celebs Go Dating agency.
They’re joined by receptionist and junior dating co-ordinator Tom Read Wilson.
There has been eight full series of the show so far.
The last in-person series of the show – which first aired pre-COVID back in February of this year – saw eight new famous faces go on a series of dates in the look for love.
It featured Love Island’s Amy Hart, former The Only Way is Essex star Amy Childs, Made in Chelsea’s Olivia Bentley, TV presenter Alison Hammond, Hollyoaks and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! star Malique Thomson-Dwyer, recently-single The Only Way is Essex star James Lock, actor Dean Gaffney, and Bolton-born reality star Joshua Ritchie.
A socially-distanced ‘virtual’ mini series of the show – which featured Chloe Ferry, Levi Davis, Pete Wicks and Shaughna Phillips – was the latest to land on E4 and aired towards the end of July.
There has been no indication yet as to which celebrities are set to appear on this upcoming series.
As expected, just like the previous series, the filming of this new series will be required follow strict COVID-safe guidelines, with all necessary precautions put in place, but as the show is still in the initial casting process at this stage, the extent of restrictions which will have to be adhered to is not yet understood.
Full filming details are likely to be revealed closer to the time.
Looking for love in 2020 and fancy registering your interest early though? If you’re single and aged 18 or over, then you can now email your interest directly to the Lime Pictures casting team at: [email protected]
More information on Celebs Go Dating is found via the E4 website here.
Incredible misty drone footage shows how Manchester earned its ‘Manctopia’ nickname
Drone footage captured from way above Manchester shows just how quickly the city has grown – and proves that our hometown is well on its way to earning its ‘Manctopia’ nickname.
Cast your mind back just a few years and you’ll remember that Beetham Tower stuck out like a sore thumb, towering many storeys above the next tallest building.
In fact, until just four years ago, the next-tallest building here was City Tower, which was a good 17 storeys shorter than Beetham Tower.
Then along came Renaker with visions for an entirely new skyscraper neighbourhood – Deansgate Square.
This group of skyscrapers now completely dominate the Manchester skyline, with the tallest building a massive 65 storeys tall.
South Tower is not only the tallest building in Greater Manchester, it’s also the 10th tallest in the entire UK, and the biggest outside of London.
It’s all led to Manchester being coined ‘Manctopia’, the name of a BBC documentary that followed property developers Capital & Centric as they redevelop buildings around the region.
One local photographer has managed to capture the unbelievable scale of our new, ultra-modern city skyline, with drone footage soaring among the skyscrapers.
Known on Instagram as @lef_tsotour, they shared a video taken on a misty Manchester morning.
It captures both Deansgate Square, with sun glinting off the many windows of the towers, and the now-dwarfed Beetham Tower.
You can also see the railway lines snaking through the city centre, cars nipping around the ring road, and the comparatively small apartment blocks around Castlefield.
Commenting on the video, one person said: “This is mint.”
Another wrote: “Fricken love this!!!!”
Featured image: @lef_tsotour
Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.