You know the one - whenever they tell you they've met someone you're probably waiting for the call to say it's all gone wrong. Whether they never make it to a second date, never even get to a first one or have their love interest disappear on them, if you've got someone in mind this may be the opportunity for you. A brand new reality TV show is searching for dating disasters - and the friends who give them advice. My Mate's A Bad Date is looking for friends aged between 18 and 34 to take part in the new dating show.
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Dates are a fruit that come from the date palm tree, which is typically native to the Middle East, although they are also now grown in the Mediterranean, Asia, the USA and Mexico. Dates grow in large clusters which hang from the top of these palm trees. As they ripen, their skin turns brown and wrinkles as more and more moisture leaves the fruit. This is when they are usually harvested by hand, either by someone climbing up the palm or using a mechanical lift. When picked, they resemble a large shrivelled raisin. Despite their appearance they still contain some moisture.
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The Easter weekend is coming up, and with it the promise of lazy bank holidays and excellent telly. BBC iPlayer boasts a range of comedies, dramas and documentaries to keep us going, with the platform evolving from a simple catch-up service to a strong competitor in the on-demand market. The Horror anthology series The Terror has arrived on BBC iPlayer, and the first, standalone season features a slate of high-profile, homegrown actors. Watch on BBC iPlayer.
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