“We’re looking for people who are going to surprise us... humour is a huge thing on First Dates... especially the teenagers’ [show]. Teenagers are so funny, even when they don’t mean to be,” said Rosie Smith, a casting producer at Twenty Twenty Television who has worked on Channel 4 series Teen First Dates.
“Relatability” is also important, as are “layers”, she added. “You want some one’s story to unfold on screen.... Finally, [you want] someone who’s keen on your programme.”