ITV2 orders new cookery dating show Love Bites

Fusing food and dating in an all-new format, Love Bites pits three suitors against each other in order to win a date with a single foodie.

Using the same set of ingredients, the suitors will each cook a three-course meal side by side in the Love Bites kitchen in the hopes of appealing to the singleton’s palate.

The singleton will then have to choose the best chef for a date.

Winners of the 2018 RTS Southern Awards announced

ITV Winners (left to right) Daniel Skipp, Jessica Savage and Kenny Fillingham

At a ceremony hosted by TV presenters Sally Taylor and Fred Dinenage, Ricochet took home the Factual Entertainment award for ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Dogs and the Factual Series – Small Scale award for BBC Two’s The Repair Shop.

Neil Kent, who has worked on both Ricochet series, won the Camerawork award.

The Factual Series – Small Scale award went to Lambent Productions for BBC Two’s Addicted Parents: Last Chance to Keep my Children, which the judges said took a “heartfelt, considered and respectful approach to very challenging subject matter”.