Maître d’ Fred Sirieix is doing a mighty fine job channelling Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager.

He’s decamped to the south of France with the First Dates team in the belief that sun and French hospitality will make for the perfect summer romance. The sun lets him down tonight, though, as a storm is brewing in paradise, otherwise known as Provence.

Among those looking for love are single parents Rachel and Karl, Basement Jaxx singer Sharlene and posh Tom.