Pioc Do Ride, TG4 Dating Show
Do Irish men care more about their cars than relationships? Pioc Do Ride is an outrageous new dating show on TG4 which aims to find the answer to this question.
The lighthearted and first of its kind series aims to find love for some of Ireland’s loneliest drivers with often hilarious and farcical results. Expect boy racers, theory tests, L-plates and hill starts, and of course a few bumps and scrapes along the way.
Each episode of Pioc do Ride sees one singleton get the chance to pick from three potential partners for the date of a lifetime. However the lucky bachelor or bachelorette will not get to meet the three suitors before making a decision and will only be introduced to their cars. By kicking the tyres and rummaging through the boot the contestant will try to glean insights into the owners personality to decide which of them might be the perfect date. Once the choice is made the couple will finally be introduced. Will they drive off into the sunset? ... not quite yet.
In a final twist the chosen contestant will be the one in the driving seat. They will choose between accepting €250 for the date or instead spending that €250 euro on their beloved vehicle at Advance Pitstop. Which will they choose? Can a special person come between the driver and their car?
Ray Foley of 98fm called Pioc the Ride the 'best programme on Irish TV ever’. The show has been making headlines around the world since a clip from the end of the first episode is currently going viral on Youtube.
In episode four which is broadcast on Thursday 15th October, we pay a visit to Rally School Ireland in Scotstown Co. Monaghan. Local girl Mairead, will try to choose the date of a lifetime from three eligible bachelors. Who will be the lucky fella? Smooth talking teacher Conor Lyons from Dublin, student Seamus O’Ceannainn from Kildare or Conor Meaney a part time shop assistant from Ennis who keeps his car obsessively clean?
When she does make her choice will the lucky fella be going home with Mairead or heading to the garage for an all expenses paid service for his beloved car? Pioc do Ride is a 13 part series, broadcast on TG4 every Thursday at 10pm. It is be repeated every Monday at 11.30pm. The first episode aired on the 24th September.