Saturday 21 September 2019

Jerry Maguire actor joins Gemma Collins and ‘Muggy’ Mike for Celebs Go Dating

There’s a rather impressive line-up of singletons getting ready to find love.

Celebs Go Dating
Celebs Go Dating

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

US film actor Jonathan Lipnicki will be hoping to find love after signing up to take part in the new series of British reality TV series Celebs Go Dating.

The 27-year-old, who is best known for his childhood roles in films Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little, has joined the line-up of the E4 dating programme alongside The Only Way Is Essex mainstay Gemma Collins and Love Island lothario “Muggy” Mike Thalassitis.

Made In Chelsea stars Ollie Locke and Sam Thompson, Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones, singer Tallia Storm and comedian London Hughes have also been confirmed to be appearing on Celebs Go Dating.

The programme, which started in 2016, sees dating experts Nadia Essex and Eden Blackman attempt to match the celebrity singletons with members of the public in order to strike up a romance.

Receptionist Tom Read Wilson will also return as the ultimate shoulder to cry on for the stars who are finding the world of dating a little bit tough.

Production has started on the new series, which is expected to air in 2018.

Jonathan Lipnicki

Collins, whose quest to find love has been well-documented on reality show Towie over the years, said: “I’m so excited to sign up to the Celebrity Dating Agency – I am so ready to find my dream man and live happily ever after if there’s someone out there that is ready for all the candy!”

Executive producers Kate Bates and Colin Whittaker said: “Production begins today for a brand new series and we can’t wait to see what fun, drama and romance will unfold as our outrageous celebrities enter the complex world of modern dating in the spotlight…”

The likes of Towie stars Joey Essex, Ferne McCann and James “Arg” Argent, Geordie Shore regular Charlotte Crosby, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter and Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey have appeared on previous series of the show.

Lipnicki arrived in London earlier this week ahead of filming, and he shared his amusement over his surname being incorrectly spelt by his airport taxi driver.

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Known in the U.K. As LITNICKI #litaf

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Sharing a picture of his name written out as Jonathan Litnicki, he wrote on Instagram: “Known in the U.K. As LITNICKI #litaf.”

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