Move over Davina McCall, your crown as queen of the dating programmes has been claimed by Scarlett Moffatt for the return of ‘90s dating show Streetmate. The Gogglebox star and Queen of the Jungle is heading to Cardiff for singletons to star in the show when it returns this year.
The series will see Scarlett hitting the streets of towns and cities across the UK to help those feeling down on their luck in love. Originally hosted by Davina McCall, the show returned for a one-off special in October as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer campaign, and followed runs on Channel 4 and ITV (where it was hosted by Holly Willoughby).
Scarlett couldn’t be happier to be part of the new show. She says that she remembers watching and being inspired by Davina on Streetmate when she was younger – and that the show opened her eyes to the possibility that entertainment shows could be presented by women as well as men.
Scarlett said “It’s such a fun show, and it’s two of my favourite things to do: chat to randomers and a love story.”
The new series is set to begin broadcasting in August.