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EastEnders’ Janine Butcher and Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald in a First Dates special

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EastEnders’ Janine Butcher (played by Charlie Brooks) is looking for love and turns to Channel 4’s hit dating show First Dates to help with her search.

In an unexpected twist, she comes face to face with Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald (played by Simon Gregson). Steve, who has been married 7 times, unwittingly finds himself on a date with fiery Janine.

The pair are greeted at the restaurant by First Dates Maitre D Fred Sirieix, but will their chemistry sizzle or fizzle on their “date”?

Written by BAFTA Award-winning and EMMY nominated British television writer Daran Little, the sketch will be part of the BBC Children in Need appeal show on BBC One from 7pm on Friday 19 November.

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