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An episode of First Dates Ireland was shown in the UK last night and they had so many thoughts
Of course, the first dater was called Paddy Murphy.

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FIRST DATES ABROAD on E4 gives viewers a chance to have a gawk at the Canadian, Australian and, occasionally, Irish version of the dating show.

Last night, the new series kicked off in the UK, and they led with the opening episode from season two of First Dates Ireland.

It featured Paddy and Lauren’s date as the main talking point

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We weren’t really doing ourselves any favours on the stereotype front by having one of the daters called Paddy Murphy

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Paddy himself was on Twitter holding his hands up on this one

A wider audience got to see Antonio lobbing the gob on Sinead

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Didn’t *really* go down well

Most observations dealt with the Irish accents on show

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In general, First Dates Ireland was a bit of a hit

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The Undateables? WHAT.

There were the usual jokes though

And people who couldn’t understand that we have different accents here


This moment of rejection near the end was a tough watch

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We can do awkward too

But at least it’s given all the contestants a brand new fanbase to tap into

But the real winners on the night were Irish people in the UK

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