Wednesday 26 October 2016

First Dates: The best reactions to Ireland's new reality TV show

Published 21/04/2016 | 22:54

Daters with Mateo Saina (Maitre D)
Daters with Mateo Saina (Maitre D)
Federica Sanaise, Mateo Saina, Simon Delany
Introducing the Maître D' for First Dates Ireland - Mateo Saina
Photocall launch of RTE2 First Dates Ireland at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 19.04.16. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM **IRISH RIGHTS ONLY** ***EMBARGOED IN PRINT, ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL 6AM ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH APRIL*** *** Local Caption *** Federica Sanaise
Alice Marr and Mateo Saina of First Dates Ireland

Its British counterpart is one of the most-watched reality shows... so will the Irish version gain the same cult following?

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Expectations were high tonight and viewers were rooting for their favourites (mostly Wexford lass Amy).

Yes, some people did find love, and, yes, some people did recognise a few faces on the television from Tinder.

Even Dragon's Den chief Gavin Duffy had something to say.

Here were some of the best reactions to the show's premiere online.

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