Alison Hammond and Dean Gaffney lead Celebs Go Dating stars

Celebs Go Dating: Alison Hammond, Dean Gaffney and Amy Childs touch down in the Dominican Republic… as they lead the most eclectic bunch of contestants yet

They are currently filming the final episodes of the new series of Celebs Go Dating.

And ahead of shooting, Alison Hammond, Dean Gaffney and Amy Childs touched down in the sun-soaked Dominican Republic on Saturday afternoon.

The stars led the most eclectic group of contestants yet, coming from a range of backgrounds including presenting, acting and reality TV.

Leading the way! Alison Hammond, Dean Gaffney and Amy Childs touched down in the sun-soaked Dominican Republic on Saturday afternoon

Alison was dressed for the sunnier climes in a simple black maxi dress which she layered with a floral green jacket with polka dot collar.

She shielded her rays from the rays with a pair of rounded oversized shades, and added a touch of glitz to her look with a pair of silver pumps. 

She strolled into the hotel alongside former EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney, who kept things relaxed in a pair of tracksuit bottoms and a hooded jacket. 

Different walks of life: The stars led the most eclectic group of contestants yet, coming from a range of backgrounds including presenting, acting and reality TV


Hunting for love: Also joining the show is Love Island star Amy Hart, who famously decided to quit the show after having her heart broken by Curtis Pritchard

Chilled: She strolled into the hotel alongside former EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney, who kept things relaxed in a pair of tracksuit bottoms and a hooded jacket

Hello! The group all gave each other a warm welcome as they arrived at the hotel

Hoping to find love on the show was Amy Childs, who opted for a chic three piece ensemble for her arrival at the hotel the group were staying in.

She rocked a ribbed top paired with matching wide-legged trousers and a longline cardigan, worn with a pair of gold flip flops.

The former TOWIE star carried her belongings in a black padded Chanel bag, which featured the brand’s logo embroidered on the front.


Snapped: Other familiar faces included fellow reality stars TOWIE’s James Lock and Love Island’s Joshua Ritchie

Sweet: They could all be hugging each other and saying hello

Single! Following his split from ex-girlfriend Charlotte Crosby Joshua was looking for love again

Holiday chic: Alison was dressed for the sunnier climes in a simple black maxi dress which she layered with a floral green jacket with polka dot collar

Leading the way: Presenters Paul Brunson and Tom Read were both dressed for the sunshine

Also joining the show is Love Island star Amy Hart, who famously decided to quit the show after having her heart broken by Curtis Pritchard.

Amy also opted for a relaxed look in a branded T-shirt with a pair of pink trousers with white trainers, baring a metallic pink toe.

Flaunting her penchant for designer goods, Amy rocked a Louis Vuitton bag across her body, no doubt full of her essentials for the trip. 

Other familiar faces included fellow reality stars TOWIE’s James Lock and Love Island’s Joshua Ritchie. 

The joker: James Lock ensured all eyes were on him as he arrived in a Bellboy’s cart

Style: Hoping to find love on the show was Amy Childs, who opted for a chic three piece ensemble for her arrival at the hotel the group were staying in

We’re here! The singletons all mingled outside the hotel together

Joining the girls are three boys in the pursuit of love. Hollyoaks and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! star Malique Thomson – Dwyer and recently single The Only Way is Essex star James will no doubt be a handful for our dating agents. 

The agency’s trusted and skillful dating experts return to give these celebrities a lesson in love. Prepare for more deep-dives with life-coach Anna Williamson and matchmaker Paul C Brunson. 

With their acclaimed expertise on relationships and dating etiquette, the dating agents will have no qualms in telling the celebrities where they are going wrong in the dating department. 

Arrivals: The group were greeted by a member of staff carrying a tray of beverages


Arrived: Dean and Amy chatted to reality star Josh as they stood out in the sunshine

As always junior Client Coordinator and celeb confidante Tom Read Wilson will be ready and waiting for the celebs to divulge all, offering a comforting shoulder to cry on when things go wrong and a warm, lingering embrace to help celebrate a dating triumph when things go right.

Amy enthused: ‘I can’t wait to walk through those famous agency doors and find out who Anna and Paul have lined up for me! 

‘I haven’t been on a proper date in ages, so I’m excited – and nervous! – to see what happens.

Girl gang! Olivia Bentley is also cast on the show following her split from Digby Edgley

Catching up: The Celebs Go Dating abroad scenes are usually filmed when the singletons have picked someone to take with them

Gossip: As always junior Client Coordinator and celeb confidante Tom Read Wilson will be ready and waiting for the celebs to divulge all

‘I’ve been a huge fan of Celebs Go Dating for years – so to join the agency really is a dream come true, and hopefully it’ll help me find The One!’

Dean commented: ‘I’m looking for that ‘Wellard’ kind of love, you know that unbreakable force.

‘It’s hard to find someone that you can do nothing with, that’s what I want!’ 

Amy enthused: ‘I can’t wait to walk through those famous agency doors and find out who Anna and Paul have lined up for me!

She added: ‘I haven’t been on a proper date in ages, so I’m excited – and nervous! – to see what happens’

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