Introducing Manu Feildel’s latest role: dating show host! The French chef won’t be disappearing from our TV screens any time soon, not even once his stint on Dancing With the Stars is over. He’ll be hosting a new Channel Seven program called Dinner Date, which will try to match-make singles in a blind date over a home-cooked three-course meal. Given Manu’s new sex symbol status, his experience as a chef and his Logie nomination for most popular new male talent, it sounds like the gig is a great combination for him. He said, “I can’t think of a better way to get to know someone than over dinner.”
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The show isn’t only about finding love — there will also be a strong cooking element as chefs prepare the home-cooked meals for the dating couple. On top of this, Manu will have the third series of My Kitchen Rules next year! What do you think of Dinner Date? Do you think the recipe of dating and food will lead to ratings success, or is it trying to do too much?