The Celebrity Dating Game gave more famous singles a chance at love Monday night on ABC. This time it was actor and singer Taye Diggs’ turn, and The single person star Demi Burnett.
Hosts Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton went out of their way to help celebrities choose between the three strangers sitting behind the screen.
Diggs had three women on his dating panel while Burnett, who was previously engaged to Kristian Haggerty whom she met on Baccalaureate in paradise, chose between two women and a man.
Taye Diggs on The Celebrity Dating Game
Diggs had a choice of three non-celebrities after dealing with famous people over the years.
From 2003 to 2014, he was married to his co-star Idina Menzel (Frozen) and he also dated Amanza Smith (Sunset sale) for several years before separating in 2018.
Diggs had a unique experience on the show when it turned out he knew one of the contestants. The identities of the celebrities are kept a secret throughout, but Arielle Caputo guessed it was Diggs after just one round of guessing. When Deschanel asked how they knew each other, Diggs simply replied “it’s a long story.”
As is tradition on this new iteration of the classic game show, Bolton has serenaded everyone with a song that reveals more about the stardom. For Diggs, he sang “You are so Beautiful” but changed the lyrics to match his career.
When it came to making a decision, Diggs had his choice between former acquaintance Caputo, real estate agent Javin Hope from Hawaii, and pediatric nurse Tofy Mabo.
Appreciating his response on what they would do on their honeymoon, Diggs chose to date Hope.
Demi Burnett on The Celebrity Dating Game
Reality star Burnett was the second celebrity to hope to find a match on The Celebrity Dating Game. She has searched for love in all the wrong places until now with several appearances on The single person and The bachelorette as good as WWE Raw.
Before the show she said The Celebrity Dating Game Twitter account how she wants to find a partner who is better than her so that she can be better with them.
Unlike Diggs, Burnett’s identity remained a mystery until she inadvertently revealed her own name during one of the rounds.
Burnett’s potential matches included Sarah Stiverson, Jamele Mason and Jordan Harvey. Bolton serenaded the studio with a rendition of “I’ll Stand By You” with the lyrics altered to reflect Burnett’s background.
Eventually, she chose to go on a date with event producer Harvey, who also guessed Burnett’s true identity at the start of the series.
Who else is on The Celebrity Dating Game?
When The Celebrity Dating Game returns next Monday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, featuring Nolan Gould and Gabriel Iglesias.
Other celebrities planned for future episodes include Carmen Electra, Margaret Cho, Tyson Beckford and Rashad Jennings.