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First Dates next series will be filmed at a Manchester restaurant

Some exciting news for our city!

Jamie Roberts

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Popular Channel 4 show First Dates has revealed it will be filming its next series up here at a restaurant in Manchester.

The dating show is usually shot at the Paternoster Chop House in London, but will be moving Up North for its next outing.

That means maître d’ Fred Sirieix and his much-loved team will be in our city for series 16 – it’s not the first time Fred has filmed in Manchester, as he shot the last two series of BBC Two show My Million Pound Menu up here.

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The Paternoster Chop House is owned by restaurant group D&D, and while they also own 20 Stories in Spinningfields and considered it as a location for the series, apparently there’s not enough room in the back for the show’s production team.

According to the MEN, producers are thought to have checked out potential sites in St Peter’s Square and the Corn Exchange too.

Leanne Klein, managing director of the production company Twenty Twenty, said: “We are very excited to be taking our flagship dating series to the regions. With the move of the First Dates restaurant we will have the chance to expose our daters to a brand new experience with a few exciting new tweaks to the much loved format.”

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While First Dates is returning to our screens in the next few months with some episodes filmed in London, filming will soon begin on the new Mancunian series.

There will be thirty of the newly-commissioned episodes, and they’ll all be filmed at the new Manchester location.

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Netflix announces The Sinner series three release date

It looks creepy…

Alex Watson

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Fans of the mystery-thriller The Sinner have waited almost a year since the last series, but Netflix has finally confirmed the date of the latest offering. 

The third installment of the hit show will be coming to screens from June 19th in the UK, a lot sooner than fans had first thought. 

The show is executive produced by Jessica Biel and follows the story of Detective Harry Ambrose played by Bill Pullman. 

Ambrose investigates a routine traffic incident in New York but quickly realises nothing is as it seems, and there is something much more serious and sinister about the case. 

The new series features Matt Bomer who fans might recognise from American Horror Story, playing Jamie Burns, an unsuspecting resident of Dorchester whose dark past comes to life in the investigation.

The new series promises to be the most shocking yet. The trailers have been released showing Jamie Burns in the aftermath of the crash, tormented by his past life. 

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Old clip of June and Leon Bernicoff discussing the afterlife leaves Gogglebox fans in tears

“I’d join you, you see. Always, June”.

Alex Watson

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Last week, it was announced that June Bernicoff had sadly passed away, just three years after her husband Leon. 

An emotional clip of the Gogglebox stars discussing meeting in the afterlife has now resurfaced.

June passed away at the age of 82 last week, at home with her family by her side, after suffering a short illness.   

June and Leon were part of the original Gogglebox cast and definitely a favourite across the country, with many people loving watching their relationship.

In the unearthed clip, the couple discussed meeting in the afterlife while watching the end of the film Gladiator.

A teary-eye Leon said: ‘There they are. His son and wife. I reckon he’s died and he’s joining them. I like to think that’s true, you know.”

June replied: “Yeah, well you do don’t you. Especially when you get to our age,” wiping tears from her eyes.

“I think so, I believe it. I’d join you, you see. Always, June”, Leon replied, before adding, “Sad isn’t it”. 

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New Netflix murder mystery White Lines should be your next binge-watch

Get it on the list…

Alex Watson

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White Lines comes from the creator of Money Heist and follows the story of a Mancunian woman searching for the answers of a mystery from her past. 

The steamy and violent show is set in Ibiza, and Laura Haddock plays Zoe Walker, who goes to the island looking for answers about the disappearance of her brother Axel 20 years ago. 

The program is intertwined with flashbacks of the handsome burgeoning DJ Axel, and what he got up to in Ibiza in the events leading up to his untimely death. 

White Lines stars Luther’s Laura Haddock, Nuno Lopez, Tom Rhys, Danny Mays, Cell Spellman, Marta Milans, Angela Griffin, Belen Lopez and plenty more. 

The show looks sexy, violent and intriguing, as Zoe becomes embroiled with the seedy criminal underbelly of the party island. 

White Lines will be on Netflix from May 15th and promises to be the ultimate binge – as well as a taste of the summer holidays we will be missing out on this year. 

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