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TV | New series puts the dating lives of singletons into the hands of nine year olds!

Mini Matchmakers Ava, Robbie, Elliot, Isabella and Amira.


In a new series for BBC Northern Ireland six singletons place their love lives into the hands of the Mini Matchmakers - a dating agency run by nine year olds.


Narrated by comedian Paddy Raff, in this three part series our cute cupids put hopeful daters through their paces, grilling them about unsuccessful searches for ‘the one’ and dishing out useful advice like remembering your potential love interests name, before sending them on two blind dates.



In episode one MMA commentator Phil is looking for someone adventurous and humble who doesn’t mind that he travels a lot with work and personal trainer Emilia hopes mini matchmakers, Elliot, Amira, Robbie, Isabella and Ava will find the man of her dreams.



It is a lucky dip when it comes to the mini matchmakers selecting a dating activity, will a dance off, a trip to the driving range, balancing in a yoga class or clowning around at circus school be enough for Phil and Emilia to each invite someone back for a second date?


Our wannabe dating experts don’t mess around when it comes to setting up fun dates. In episode two, they have their work cut out finding perfect matches for nursery assistant and self-confessed ‘Queen of pick up lines’ Jenna and karaoke loving Gary.



In the final instalment, we meet widower Steve who has been single for 13 years and hopeful romantic and animal lover Hollie.


Both are looking for love and with two blind dates for each to get excited about, will a spot of indoor gardening, making slime, testing their grit on a BMX or breakdancing help them find the perfect partner.



Mini Matchmakers is made by Afro-Mic Productions with support from NI Screen.


The full series will be available on BBC iPlayer from Monday 21 November at 9pm with the first episode broadcasting on BBC One Northern Ireland at 8.30pm.

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