First Dates Ireland: RTÉ speaks out following the Federica controversy


If you watched First Dates Ireland last week, you may remember a somewhat..ahem..outspoken young woman by the name of Federica.

In what had to be car crash TV at its finest, Federica quizzed her Donegal date, Lee, on his 'doodle', demanded he guess her age and squished her boobs into his head in full view of fellow diners.

And now RTÉ have been forced to issue a comment on this contestant because it seems her terrifying first-date 'banter' is far from her biggest crime.

According to numerous reports, Federica, whose real name is Daphney Sanasie, has been charged with harassing celebrity chef Dylan McGrath and subsequently appeared in court on April 15th.

Commenting on the reports, an RTÉ source insisted: "Background checks were done on all the applicants, as far as the law allows. They are also required to fill out a personal disclosure form."

With Daphney's court case still pending, RTÉ were unable to confirm whether the 26-year-old South African model would be making a second appearance on the show in her quest for the ultimate doodle.

Lads, yee can rest easy.

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