Exclusive: Will Celebs Go Dating get a second series? Lady Nadia Essex hopes so and is already planning to make it bigger and better!

Published Friday, Sep 16 2016, 13:38 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
There's no official word yet on whether E4's Celebs Go Dating will get a second series but Lady Nadia Essex is keeping her fingers crossed!

We've been hooked on the reality show, which aimed to match six single celebrities with their ideal partner, the catch being that person was a member of the public *not* a fellow star.

(Not that it worked out that way for Joey Essex and Stephanie Pratt, who ended up falling for each other rather than one of us!)

Cosmopolitan #Fashfest 2016 VIP Show and Party held at Old Billingsgate
Nadia Essex

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Nadia at FashFest

When we caught up with matchmaker Nadia at Cosmpolitan's FashFest we had to ask whether she'd be up for a second series.

Answer: YES! And she's already planning how to top series one. "Season two I want to be bigger and better. I want LGBT represented, I want older. I think this season was amazing but safe. I want something bigger, brasher and really go all out for season two."

She added: "Fingers crossed we get a second series – and hopefully they want me back!"

Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex date, Celebs Go Dating
14 September

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Steph and Joey have fallen for each other.

Nadia said she always had high hopes Celebs Go Dating would be a success, pointing out: "You have big names like Joey, Stephanie and Charlotte [Crosby], household names. It's showing how the other half live, how celebs date. And what I love about the show is it's 100 per cent real; no scripts, no set-ups. It really is that cringe at times!"

Ah, cringe… we must then talk about Tyger Drew-Honey as the Outnumbered star's had his fair share of awkward date moments.

Celebs Go Dating: Tyger Drew-Honey's date with Jade
1 Sept 2016

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Tyger's had some awkward dates.

Paisley Billings on Celebs Go Dating

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Paisley's had quite a journey!

Nadia laughs: "Tyger Drew Honey! I mean, we turned the corner this week and he had his first ever good, decent date! But he's 20. He likes to think he's grown up and he does these documentaries, but he's still a 20 year old guy. He called me a bitch the other week! And that's when you see the 20 year old Tyger come out. But I'll take it because I know I'm right."

It's also made stars of the perhaps lesser known characters such as Tattoo Fixers' Paisley Billings and YouTuber Jack Jones.

"I think that's the beauty of the show. You have the big names you know and the people that, unless you know them, you don't know them. And their stories have been just as interesting."

"Paisley makes me die!" she added. "She's the feistiest. She came in as a 16 year old girl and leaves as a fully-fledged flirting expert. Paisley has just blossomed."

Nadia said the best part of the show for her has been just how seriously every celebrity participant has taken the process.

"I thought they'd all come along, do a couple of days, get paid and that was it. But that hasn't happened. Everyone has cried, gone on a journey and there isn't one celebrity who is the same person now as when they started."

Celebs Go Dating airs weeknights on E4.