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20/05/2016

ITV Commission New Dating Show: Meet The Parents

ITV has announced a new dating series in which a group of singletons place their romantic futures in the hands of parents.

Fronted by Holly Willoughby, Meet The Parents, gives potential suitors the opportunities to ask a love interests parents anything.

While the parents are being quizzed, the guys and girls hoping to be chosen see and hear everything, and have no control over what their parents are revealing. However, if mum and dad go too far, they can make just one urgent phone call to speak to them.

Will these parental confessions help or hinder their kids' chances of finding love?

Once the picker has finished grilling the parents, they make their decision. Though before they come face-to-face with their date, they get to meet the ones they turned down. Will they have made the right decision as they head straight from the studio to the date hopefully hand in hand?

Holly said: "We all know how embarrassing parents can be and nobody knows you better than they do. I can't wait to hear what humiliating secrets they'll be revealing and see who will regret leaving their love life in the hands of their parents."

Peter Davey, Head of Comedy Entertainment, ITV said: "I am very excited that Holly is presenting this brand new dating show where the singletons make their decision by meeting the parents first, and I'm looking forward to hearing what embarrassing tales and secrets the parents divulge about their children."

Meet The Parents was commissioned by Head of Comedy Entertainment, Peter Davey, ITV and executive produced by ITV Studios' Lee Connolly and Ben Kelly.

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