Virgin Media's new dating show is either brilliant or a catastrophe, depending on your ex 1 year ago

Virgin Media's new dating show is either brilliant or a catastrophe, depending on your ex

This could be TV gold.

An ex is an ex for a reason.


Perhaps you and your former flame grew apart? Maybe things just didn't work out? They could have done something awful, like cheating. Or maybe your ex is a crazy she/he-bat that spews molten hot crazy whenever they open their mouth?

Yep, this writer has dated that person. Good luck to them, never want to see them again in my life though.

This being said, there's no denying that at one point in time, you were both infatuated with each other but would you be willing to see your ex again?

That's the question that Virgin Media's new dating show, First Love, is going to ask.

The broadcaster has unveiled its spring TV schedule and this particular reality show piqued our interest.

In terms of a synopsis, the broadcaster stated the following about the show's premise: "Can you remember your ‘First Love’In this new show we follow people who yearn to go back and find that first love. We see how they track them down and what happens when they come face to face years after that first flush of romance."

Yeah, this is either going to be mature, amicable, and oddly sweet, or a complete shitshow where anger, bitterness, and resentment flares up.


Bring it on!

That's not the only dating show on Virgin Media's slate because they also announced a new show called Generation Dating, starting in February.

This show introduces a young person and an older person, both looking for love, as they meet and run each other’s love lives in a quest to take the leap and find that perfect date.

From online dating to dance halls, our pair hunt for love for each other while developing a new friendship along the way.

In terms of the broadcaster's other shows, critically acclaimed Irish drama Blood returns to Virgin Media One for a second series.


For documentary lovers, a brand new series The Guards: Inside the K gives viewers unprecedented access to An Garda Síochána in one of Ireland’s most challenging policing districts.

The Guinness Six Nations is back with Ireland’s campaign kicking off on 1 February against Scotland - Joe Molloy will present the coverage with expert opinion from Ronan O’Gara, Shane Horgan, Matt Williams and Alan Quinlan.

In a big year of sport, VMTV is also home to the Heineken Champions Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, as well as the Cheltenham and Aintree Racing Festivals.

Last year’s most talked about TV show is back with the highly anticipated winter edition of Love Island with new host Laura Whitmore.


VMTV will have extensive coverage of Election 2020 with a leader’s debate. The Tonight Show will hit the road and go around the country to discuss election issues affecting people, while the Virgin Media News team will be with every political party and bring viewers all the main stories of the campaign each day.