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Widower (81) looks for love on new Virgin Media dating show 'Generation Dating'

In episode one of the dating show 22-year-old Isabel sets out to find Tony a fun loving companion

81-year-old Tony is looking for love

Clodagh Meaney

An 81-year-old widower is among hopefuls looking for love on Virgin Media’s new dating show set to air tonight.

Generation Dating sees two strangers, one older and one younger, with the task of finding the other a date.

In the very first episode, 22-year-old Isabel from Cork is paired up with recent widower 81-year-old Tony from Dublin.

Tony, who is jovial and upbeat said he would love a companion.

He has been tasked with finding Isabel the girl of her dreams while she searches for Tony’s second chance at love.

Branded as ‘a dating show with a difference’ four episodes of the show will air on Virgin Media One, starting on Wednesday at 9pm.

You can also watch the ‘Generation Dating’ box set on the Virgin Media Player after the first episode airs tonight.

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