Why didn’t Celebs Go Dating air on Friday night?


by Wendy Douglas |
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Fans of Celebs Go Dating were fuming when the latest episode failed to air on E4 last night.

Followers of the dating show, where famous faces get help from relationship experts Nadia Essex and Eden Blackman, were disappointed when an old celebrity edition of Come Dine With Me aired in its place.

The new series of Celebs Go Dating features James Argent, Georgia Toffolo and Calum Best (CREDIT: E4) ©E4

Stunned viewers tweeted their upset with one writing: “Why am I watching come dine with me right now?"

Another said: "“Why can't they show @CelebsGoDating tonight? Been waiting all bl**dy day for it"

And another fan was clearly in shock, saying: “This CANNOT be happening #CelebsGoDating.”

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Nadia Essex was forced to deny she had died (CREDIT: E4) ©E4

But to make matters worse, rumours began flying about why the show had been cancelled. The worst of which being that dating agency boss Nadia Essex had DIED...

A fan of the show took to Twitter: "Someone just tweeted @Nadia has died. I don't know if there's any truth in this and why they took it off."

Nadia was quick to reassure fans, however, and responded: "No darling alive and kicking. Just finished dinner after a fabulous #LFT . Trying to find out what happened with tonight's show."

And she later added: "NO joke. Coming out of dinner2 twitter saying #CGD was cancelled because I died has really upset me. My poor friends&family@CelebsGoDating."

Erm.. we're not surprised!

Fans will have to wait until Monday for the latest Celebs Go Dating installment (CREDIT: E4) ©E4

And one of the stars of the current series, Bobby Norris, also confirmed that Nadia was alive and well. He said: "To confirm.. regardless of rumours, @LadyNadiaEssex hasn't died. She is very much alive and fabulous."

So what was the reason E4 did a last minute schedule switch?

Well the broadcaster has issued a statement and while it gives a reason, it doesn't actually offer that much insight into the decision.

A spokesperson for the channel said: "Due to editorial reasons there has been a change to the schedule. Celebs Go Dating will return on Monday."

So that's that then!

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