CELEBS Got Dating viewers were lost for words during the first episode as they were shocked at one date’s appearance.
The popular E4 dating show returned tonight with a new set of famous faces all hoping to find love – but this year will be more fierce than ever as the celebs battle it out to be the “star dater”.
Relationship experts Anna Williamson and Paul C Brunson will put the celebs through their paces and have introduced a new “competition” that will pit the contestants against each other.
The Apprentice alum, Ryan-Mark Parsons, ventured out to his first blind date with a man called Dan.
Hailing from South Wales, the drama teacher shocked viewers with his very tanned appearance.
Ryan-Mark also struggled to hide his disappointment when the cheerful Dan turned up to their date.
Needless to say the date did not go well, with viewers accusing Ryan-Mark of not asking enough questions.
“Ryan-Mark’s face when he saw Dan. He wants to run away!” commented one fan on Twitter.
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Another added: “How has Dan achieved that colour?!.”
And a third wrote: “Ryan-marks date is from South Wales ffs…I thought he was going to say somewhere exotic like Polynesia !”
But Dan had the last laugh giving Ryan-Mark a score of three out of 10 for their date, which got audible shocked gasps from the other celebrities.
Viewers should brace themselves for Tuesday’s show as Ryan-Mark gets his turn to reply to the savage rating.
But it won’t be the only dramatic moment he’s been involved in after he admitted he walked out after a furious bust-up with the agents.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Ryan-Mark said: “There are a lot of explosive moments and heated exchanges between me and the agents.
“This is definitely the most dramatic series yet. It’s the most fiery.
“I was furious with the agents because I just wasn’t getting what I wanted. I didn’t hold back when I told them how I felt about it.”
The 21-year-old entrepreneur is joined by Married At First Sight star Nikita Jasmine, telly host Ulrika Jonsson, 54, Five pop star Abz Love, 42, Towie’s Chloe Brockett, 21, Made in Chelsea star Miles Nazaire, 26 and MAFS Australia’s Jessika Power, 29.
Ryan-Mark appeared on the 15th series of The Apprentice in 2019.
He was ‘fired’ during the eighth week of the show and caused controversy in his exit interview by saying his fellow candidates were a “waste of space” and “desperate”.
Since being fired from The Apprentice, Ryan-Mark has made a number of other appearances on TV.
He made his first Good Morning Britain appearance on January 23, 2020 when he took part in a debate on whether Australia should sell koala fur to fund bushfire aid.
The TV star advocated for selling the fur but his views were widely condemned by animal welfare activists.
He has also made other controversial appearances on the show.
In 2021 he expressed the view that people who were working from home during the pandemic were “lazy”.
Celebs Go Dating airs at 9pm on E4.