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Girlfriends to return for a second series

Published: Tue 29 Jan 2013

 

Girlfriends to return for a second series
 
Following a successful first series, ITV’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions Angela Jain has announced that Girlfriends will return in 2013.
 
Hosted by Emma Willis, the series follows three single women of different ages, life experiences and backgrounds as they meet for the first time with a common goal — to find true love.  As they search for a partner, they share their experiences and choices, emotionally supporting one another during the dating and decision-making process. 
 
From the auditions in which they’ll see one hundred men, the three women have to narrow down their prospective suitors, selecting six men they would like to get to know further.
 
Each week, viewers see the three singletons as together they embark on a series of dating scenarios with their potential suitors. Girlfriends follows both the three girls and the boys they’ve chosen, witnessing all the preparations, nerves and trepidation that goes with building relationships in a bid to find true love. 
 
At the end of each episode, the three girls and their ‘dates’ will decide if they wish to continue seeing each other, but the feeling has to be mutual.   Will this be a match made in heaven or just another dating disaster?
 
Girlfriends is a Studio Lambert production for ITV2, based on the hit Israeli format, Three, which is an original format by Keshet Broadcasting Ltd. The commissioner for ITV is Entertainment Commissioning Editor Kate Maddigan, and the Executive Producer for Studio Lambert is Tania Alexander.
 
The first series of Girlfriends averaged 445,000 viewers and a 1.7% share, regularly adding a further 400,000 viewers with repeat transmissions during the week of transmission.
 
The peak episode of the series drew 552,000 and a 2.3% share, on November 14th when the final instalment of the eight part series aired.
 
Angela Jain said, “We are delighted to announce the recomission of Girlfriends. Finding true love isn't easy. But if you have a 100 men to choose from, Emma Willis on hand and the friendship of other women you must stand a better chance. See how the story unfolds on the next series of Girlfriends on ITV2."