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She couldn't resist his menu but told her family he was just the "best of a bad bunch".

Jemma Simpson, now 33, went on three blind dates, including one with hunky fireman Edd Rodgers, now After picking him for the final date, she told her family he was just "the best of a bad bunch".

But it went so well that seven years later they're married and have now welcomed baby Ember together - the first baby born to a couple who met on the popular show. The hit ITV programme sees single men or women pick three blind dates based "Dinner date itv relationships dating" menus put together by hopeful singles who cook for them in their own home.

Dinner Date is Come Dine...

He won over Jemma thanks to his pudding of deep fried chocolate bar - but the make up artist jokingly told her family he was just the "best of a bad bunch". Mum-of-one Jemma - also one half of the first and only 'Dinner Date' marriage - said: I didn't think that for a second.

Jemma applied to go on the ITV dating show in after having a blast on the first Dinner date itv relationships dating of dating show Take Me Out - but failing to find love.

Like Edd, who had just missed out on applying for the show, she just "fancied a laugh" and had zero expectations about meeting the love of her life. After being presented five menus at her home in Birmingham, Jemma picked Edd's offering of figs in parma ham, followed by Thai curry. But it was his pudding - fried chocolate wrapped in filo pastry - that clinched the deal, and she went on her first date with him - accompanied by a TV crew.

Edd - her second of three dates that week on the show - impressed with a rendition of a Take That song on his guitar and she picked him for a second date.

The shows see the 'winner' asked on a second date as a restaurant Dinner date itv relationships dating while the two losers get a ready meal delivered to their door. The pair went out for a fancy dinner at a posh restaurant in his home town of Leicester, before sharing a cheeky kiss when the cameras disappeared.

Both admitted that it wasn't love at first sight - but they exchanged number and became close in the six months after their date. They dated long distance before moving in together in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, eight months after their first date. Their photos of their TV appearances appeared around the reception room and Jemma's dad mentioned it in his speech. And it turns out ITV did it for me.

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