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Are you consistently getting ghosted on dating apps? Tired of always being left 'on read'? Completely jaded with swiping all day with nothing to show for it, and heading on disastrous dates every weekend?

Well, RTÉ Two are here to save the dating day, with their brand new show which targets young singles looking for love; Pulling With My Parents.

The show intends to follow people from all over Ireland who are stuck in a merry-go-round of bad dates and dating apps, and who are willing to go to drastic lengths to crack Cupid.

How drastic, you ask? Parental interference…that's how drastic. 

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Basically, you'd hand over the romance reins to Mum and Dad and see what happens. Sounds dangerous to us, but infinitely entertaining to watch. Sorry, not sorry.

Parents will roll up their sleeves and give their kids' dating profiles an old-fashioned overhaul, replacing those spicy selfies with something more regal in order to find them a suitable lover.

We're sure these parents will be needing a major crash course in emoji culture, and slang for social media. However, Mum and Dad will be trying some more traditional solutions to get their kids a son or daughter-in-law.

Be it a personal ad in the Farmer's Journal, good old arranged marriage or plucking a date from the local GAA club, these parents will go the extra mile to find their kids love.

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The series will no doubt be exploring the deepest corners of the generation gap, but we're expecting to be cringing the entire time watching it.

Think First Dates paired with Sun, Sea and Suspicious Parents, and that's the show you're looking at. We have to say, it sounds absolutely gas.

Does your Mum really know what's best for you? Does your Dad know how to find the man for the job? Why not apply for a chance to be on the show and track the love of your life.

Apply for the RTÉ dating app show by emaiing dating@Alleycats.tv, and change your love life today.


The Handmaid's Tale is by no means an easy watch – we would never want to even visit the totalitarian society of Gilead – but it is utterly engrossing.

While the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel proves as dystopian as its source material, it still feels awfully relevant to our time. As well, we can't help but be captivated by the grim yet gripping story.

We've been looking forward to the second series ever since we finished the first, and now we have all the info on where you can watch season two when it premieres.

RTÉ2 is set to be the first broadcaster to show The Handmaid's Tale series two in Europe, on Thursday 26 April at 10.35pm, the day after it premieres in the US.

As well, there will be live streaming and on-demand availability through RTÉ Player.

We are so looking forward to Elisabeth Moss' compelling performance, as well as those of her co-stars Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, and Samira Wiley.

And if you want a sneak peek of series two, be sure to check out the trailer here!

Think you'll be tuning in to the next season of The Handmaid's Tale?


They shocked their fans back in July when they jointly announced their breakup on Twitter. 

But two months on, Vogue Williams has revealed that she doesn't miss her wedding and engagement rings too much – because Brian McFadden, 35, never actually asked for them back.

"They're so heavy!" she said of the spectacular 4ct, square-cut stone engagement ring and diamond-encrusted wedding band that she wore for three years following their September 2012 nuptials.  

"And I still have them, he didn't ask for them back!"

Certainly the duo remain on great terms – with Ms Williams commenting that she thinks her estranged spouse's new single, Call On Me Brother, is "brilliant".

"I'll definitely be at Whelan's to support him," the 29-year-old DJ added, referring to his recently-announced gig at the popular Dublin venue on November 4.

"Everyone thinks it's so weird we're still friends, but we were best friends from the start so even though it's really hard to break up I'd hate to lose him as a friend."

However, Vogue admitted that retaining their closeness will eventually prove challenging: "It definitely won't always be as easy as it is now to stay friends… we're not seeing other people at the moment but when those things change it'll be harder.

"For now we're trying to stay mature and not publicly kill each other."

Dublin-native Ms Williams was speaking at the launch of RTE 2's new autumn schedule, which took place at the station's Montrose campus. 

A total of 30 new series and 18 documentaries were announced for the forthcoming season, with Vogue herself fronting Mean Girls, a three-part show where she meets sexually adventurous, MMA fighting and law-breaking women who defy traditional perceptions of the ‘fairer sex’.



Those of you who tuned into Choose or Lose on RTÉ2 last night possibly went through a range of emotions. Mostly disbelief, embarrassment, anger, embarrassment (yes, again), shock and bemusement. 

The game features two teams, including the hilarious Hilary Rose that battle it out over a series of 'would you rather' questions – potential we thought. 

But, as these tweets prove, execution was, well butchered. 

1. People across the country were learning things they never knew last night

2. Some people got a little sensitive about the whole debacle

3. We think he may be right there

4. This tweet may have been when one of the quiz topics was 'Cunning Linguist'…d'ya geddit?

5. Drastic times call for *very* drastic measures

6. Bet he's glad he didn't turn down the UPC gig now

7. Another mortified viewer

8. Some people were willing to give the benefit of the doubt but an hour just wasn't long enough

9. Once again, drastic calls and all that

10. Ah now…that is HIGH bar to set. Yet…



Then Comes Marriage is a new show on RTÉ Two and they’re looking for couples to take part in a relationship boot camp at a luxury retreat!

We know the words 'luxury' and 'boot camp' don’t usually go in the same sentence, but if you and your other half were up for it, it sounds like it could be fun!

It's described as a relationship crash course. You will spend three days completing a series of specially-designed challenges aimed at getting to know your partner better, under the guidance of Ireland’s leading relationship experts. And while it kind of sounds like one of those courses you have to do before getting married, you don’t actually have to be engaged. You do, however, have to be available over a three-day period in late October.

If you think your relationship could handle it, apply here!