If you enjoyed BBC Lifestyle’s South African edition of Dinner Date which premiered earlier this year, we’ve got some good news for you! The series was met with such a phenomenal response from local viewers that the channel has picked up the show for a second season.

The series follows one person who is given the chance to find true love over three meals, each cooked by a blind date in their own home. In each episode a participant will choose three menus from five put together by prospective partners. They then go on three dates with the “chefs”, who cook them a meal in their own homes. After the three dates, all the chefs prepare for a night out at a swanky restaurant, but the participant can only choose one to go with – leaving the other two with a night in alone and a takeaway.

BBC Lifestyle has also secured a broadcast partnership with SABC which means that more people than ever before will be able to watch the series.

This will be BBC Studios third local commission in 2019 following season five of the ratings hit Come Dine With Me South Africa, which premiered on BBC Brit, channel 120 earlier this year and the brand new First Dates South Africa, coming to BBC Lifestyle from Wednesday 16 October at 8pm.

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