“The Celebrity Dating Game” premiered this week, with Hannah Brown kicking off the series as the first bachelorette once again looking to find love on national television. The show airs on ABC. You can also stream episodes on Hulu.
Hosted by actress and singer Zooey Deschanel and Grammy-winning singer Michael Bolton, “The Celebrity Dating Game” features a star-studded roster of celebrity singles from television, music, comedy, reality TV and feature film in their pursuit to find love. The show first aired in 1965, with Jim Lange as host during its entire ABC network run. A 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce.
The format remains the same: Each episode follows two celebrities who each pick one lucky suitor from a hidden panel of three bachelors and/or bachelorettes based on answers to a variety of questions. The celebrity identities will remain a mystery to their suitors, who are given clues via hilarious parody song performances by host Michael Bolton.
Former “Bachelorette” and season 28 winner of “Dancing with the Stars” Hannah Brown, 26, marked the latest revival’s first celebrity bachelorette, asking potential suitors various questions to narrow it down to one guy.
We should note, Brown recently revealed she began dating model Adam Woolard, who makes frequent appearances on the reality star’s Instagram and YouTube feeds. We don’t know precisely when they filmed the game show, but according to who she picked, Hannah moved on pretty quickly. Hey, it’s show business, folks.
As for the show that premiered this week, Brown asked the bachelors to name a fun romantic activity they could do together at home. The first bachelor said the first thing that came to his mind was arts and crafts. The second bachelor said “arts and crafts” sounded like innuendo and said they could “canoodle” and, well, do arts and crafts. He also suggested video games, and Hannah didn’t go for it.
Bachelor three said they’d put on sweats, pour a glass of wine, order pizza and find a movie on Netflix. “You had me at pizza,” Deschanel said, while Hannah said, “He had me at sweats.”
Brown then asked if they’d prefer we lived in a world where everyone broken into song or kung-fu fights. The second bachelor said karaoke was “a lifestyle,” which Brown approved with a fist-pump, even inspiring Bolton to join in with an improv song.
Brown, a “Dancing with the Stars” winner, asked about the bachelors’ dance skills. One showed off a sprinkler he uses at weddings, while another tried a moonwalk.
After round one, Deschanel pressed Brown for her feelings. “They seem practical and nice and have some dance moves that are…promising,” she said.
Brown then pressed the bachelors to guess who she is. One guessed Blake Lively, another guessed Demi Lovato. The third narrowed it down because “You’re obviously country.” Not wrong. But his guess? Taylor Swift. Wrong.
To learn about their mystery bachelorette, Bolton gave a few clues in song, referencing “bachelorettes and Miss USA,” “that windmill” and Brown dancing for us when we needed it most. “She’s from Tuscaloosa!” Bolton also said.
Deschanel repeated the Tuscaloosa line, to which Brown belted her popular refrain, “Roll Tide!”
Brown also revealed a random fact about herself: She has never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Ultimately, Brown chose the third bachelor, a Wall Street investor and former baseball player from San Diego. We don’t know if there was a date, but we at least see that Brown has moved on in her dating life to a happy relationship.
You can watch clips at the top and bottom of this story, or stream the full episode on Hulu.
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