Esther Rantzen has signed up for Celebrity First Dates


Television personality Esther Rantzen will star in Celebrity First Dates as she looks for love.

Esther will be set up on a blind date for the Channel 4 show.

The 75-year-old grandmother lost her husband Desmond Wilcox in 2000, and has previously spoken about experiencing some "excruciating dates" in her quest to meet someone new.

Esther Rantzen with late husband Desmond Wilcox

But Esther knows exactly what she is looking for.

She told the Express: "For me the 'L' word is laugh. They have got to make me laugh and they would need to share my family morals."

Other celebs who have signed up to star in one of four celebrity specials include The Only Way Is Essex star Jess Wright, Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt and paralympian Will Bayley.

Jess Wright

20 non-celebrity episodes of First Dates have also been commissioned.

Producers said over 110,000 people applied to be on the show this year.