*You wouldn’t think celebrities would have trouble finding dates, but apparently it happens, and Fox is coming to the rescue with its new reality show, “The Choice.”
Former supermodel Tyson Beckford, comedian Finesse Mitchell, NFL player Ndamukong Suh and rapper/actor Romeo are among the stars who have signed up to find love on the series, which is pretty much the same format as “The Voice,” only contestants compete with their personalities to join teams, not their singing voices.
Filmed in front of a live audience, each episode begins with four of the world’s most eligible bachelors sitting in rotating chairs, turning their backs on love and unable to see the attractive singles looking for a date with fame. In this initial “Blind Round,” each celebrity can only use his suitors’ voices – as they share information about their life, passions, turn-ons and turn-offs – to help them make The Choice.
When the celebrity bachelor likes what he hears, he pulls his “love handle,” spinning his chair around to bring him face-to-face for the first time with his potential mate. If more than one celebrity pulls the handle, they must battle it out for her affection until the woman gets The Choice to pick whose “dating pool” she wants to swim in.
Once each bachelor has his three picks, the teams enter the “Speed Choice” round, where each woman has only seconds to convince her leading man to sweep her off her feet to the final round.
In the final round, love is on the line when host Cat Deeley poses a challenge question to each of the team’s final two. The stars must then make The Choice between each of their two remaining eligible ladies, whisking one away on a dream date and leaving one in no man’s land.
The new show is set to debut on Fox on Thursday, June 7 at 9 p.m.
Other participating celebrities include reality star Rob Kardashian, actress Carmen Electra, singer Joe Jonas, Playboy playmate Hope Dworaczyk, radio personality Mike Catherwood, actor Dean Cain, skiing legend and former NFL star Jeremy Bloom, chef Rocco DiSpirito, NFL star Rob Gronkowski, “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks, Olympic gold medalists Steven Lopez and Seth Wescott, Dr. Robert Nettles, “Jersey Shore” stars Pauly D and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, “Suburgatory” actor Parker Young and London-born starlet Sophie Monk.