Comedy  |  Apr 28, 2021

Verona Rose hosts new ITV2 dating show Secret Crush

Verona Rose will be joining new ITV2 dating show Secret Crush as South London's very own matchmaking cupid. 

In this 20 x 60” series lovestruck singletons who’ve been harbouring feelings from afar finally reveal their hidden passion to their unknowing crush.

Whether they’ve been secretly dreaming of dating their best friend, colleague or gym buddy, it’s time for the lovelorn to publicly admit the desires they’ve been keeping bottled up.

But will their affections be reciprocated? Is love going to blossom? Or should their secret crush have actually stayed secret? For the four hopefuls in each episode, it’s time to find out.

Admirers from all walks of life will secretly invite their crush to join them, agreeing to be filmed as they declare their true feelings. The other person will be told before filming that someone in their life secretly likes them but won’t find out who it is until the moment they walk into the date. Honest revelations, shocked faces, tears of relief, and potential new relationships could all be in store.

Secret Crush, based on the Naked original format Secret Admirer, which has been adapted by Fremantle in multiple series in the US and Europe, was commissioned by Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions and Peter Tierney, Commissioning Editor for ITV2.