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Chief reporter goes on TV blind date in bid to find love

Jessica FarringtonA chief reporter went on a blind date on national television in search of love.

Jessica Farrington appeared on Channel 4 programme First Dates, which films single people eating a romantic meal together after they are matched with each other.

Jessica, who is chief reporter for Newsquest’s Northwich, Knutsford, Winsford and Middlewich Guardians, was paired with a musical theatre actor called Rob on the show.

The duo have a shared passion for acting and dancing, and Jessica has since posted on Twitter that they were “still in touch” following filming.

However, she added their contact was “as friends”.

Jessica, pictured, wrote: It’s been a few days now since myself and Rob appeared on First Dates and what a crazy feeling watching it all back.

“We’re both still in touch as friends and will never forget the whole experience.”