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Genial Fred Sirieix always offers a shoulder to cry on in First Dates – and he’s doing the same for aspiring restaurant owners in this compelling business show.

Each episode sees two sets of foodies run pop-up restaurants and try to win over potential investors who are scrutinising their every move.

First up, young but talented pals Ruth and Emily go all out to land £600,000 for their British-inspired venture, while driven Scot Ewen wants £100,000 to launch a seafood establishment.

The most gripping moment comes when, after three days at the helm, they wait in their empty restaurant to see if an investor will return with some life-changing cash…