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The comedy of embarrassment focusses on twenty-something Pete (Rafe Spall), a sports writer whose lack of tact and run of bad luck lead to failure in almost every situation.

The eight-part series, which mixes reality television and scripted comedy and borrows conventions from the world of sport, focuses on women meeting men for first dates.

Once the women have met the men they can choose to buzz them out of the game, before discussing with a referee whether the man should get a warning or be replaced by another contestant.

A referee then discusses the foul with the girl and decides whether the young man gets a warning or is sent packing (to be replaced by a rival).

Also appearing throughout the show are two commentators who discuss and reflect on the action as it happens with super-slow mo replays and many other sporting conventions.

Riggle has signed up to play American commentator and "legendary dater" Doyle Mac Manus, while his British counterpart James Chetwynd-Talbot - who is described as nervous and unlucky in love - will be played by .

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