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shot in the dark

RTÉ's new dating show features your most awkward family photos

My Best Shot is on RTÉ Two tonight at 10pm.

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IT’S EVERYONE’S WORST nightmare – the person you fancy, the one you’re desperately trying to impress, spotting a dodgy photo of you as a child.

Your hair is crap, your teeth are crap, you’re wearing the worst of the worst of 90s’ fashion. THIS is not how you wish to present yourself.

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Sounds mortifying, but it’s exactly the premise of RTÉ’s new dating show My Best Shot, presented by Republic of Telly’s Bernard O’Shea.

Four guys and four girls have to rely on past family photos to choose a date, eliminating the most dodgy as they go. The eliminated contestants then have the chance for revenge by showing the others their ‘Best Shot’ – a highly styled portrait taken by photographer David Cantwell.

The final couple are the only guy and girl to actually meet when their Best Shots are replaced by them in the flesh.

Here’s a clip of the girls getting dickied out for their Best Shots:

And here are the lads evaluating their childhood photos:

Will they find love for life? Probably not. But they’ll humiliate themselves by trying, all for our entertainment.

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