Bernie and his date Carol, a sprightly 80 year-old belly dancing enthusiast shared poignant past relationships.
Coming out: Keegan - whose courageous decision to come out as a gay man last year became front-page news - declared ‘I’m new to all this,’ he explained bashfully to the barman.
Three of the famous names’ encounters were so touching, adsorbing, and smouldering that suddenly the prospect of having dinner with a total stranger didn’t seem that painful after all but decidedly lovely.
Then for the fourth date Paddy arrived, gradually proving such so excruciating he would put anyone off the idea of going out on a blind date ever again (or even just going out of the house, in case you bumped into him).
‘Which was...random,’ Hirst considered, with characteristic restraint.
Their success had made Paddy so vain and smug, when he first arrived at the restaurant he acted as if he was the ‘celebrity’.
Then: Fireman who dated (or married) most girls in Chester, before leaving with Lisa Hunter to star in spin-off, Hollyoaks: In the City.