Like many of us, you may be an avid watcher of the First Dates series, and if so Fred Sirieix, the infamous and dashing French maître d’hôtel, is a name you may have heard of. Fred is a definite fan favourite and charmed the nation with his perfect manners and melodious French accent. The multi-talented star is a chef, TV show host, businessman, and much more. Although his net worth is currently unknown, we have summarised everything you need to know about Fred and his rise to fame!
Fred Sirieix was born on 27th January 1972 and grew up in Limoges, a city located in the south-west of France. Both his parents worked in the healthcare industry, which Fred cites as one of the reasons he felt so inspired to work in the service industry himself. After leaving school, the star began his career by going to catering college. Fred quickly chose to specialise in working in the front of house. After completing training at a Michelin star restaurant in France, Fred moved over to London, where he began working at La Tante Claire. He then went on to work at the Bluebird Cafe, Le Gavroche, Sartoria, Brasserie Roux, before becoming a General Manager at Galvin at Windows for 14 years.
Fred Sirieix first rose to fame after appearing as maître d’ on the hit show, First dates and its spin-off, First Dates Abroad. The reality dating programme first started in 2013, with Fred joining the cast for the third series. The show is filmed at Paternoster Chop House restaurant in Central London. The programme now has several spin-offs, including First Dates Hotel and Teen First Dates. We can all agree that Fred is truly an integral part of the show, sharing his wisdom on the nature of love, romance, and dating with the audience.
Road to success
Following his success on First Dates, Fred has appeared on many other TV programmes and has enjoyed a successful TV career. He has filmed quite a few shows with the BBC, hosting Million Pound Menu, Remarkable Places to Eat, and Step Up To The Plate. However, Sirieix has not only conquered the world of TV, but the star is even a published writer. In 2016, Fred released a book called First Dates: The Art of Love. The book may be well worth checking out for any avid fans or romance lovers!
On First Dates, Fred often acts as a real-life cupid for many of the show’s participants. However, in his own life, he is already in a happy relationship. In 2020, Fred announced he was engaged to his girlfriend of two years, who he calls ‘fruitcake.’ The couple are set to marry in Jamaica. Before this, Sirieix was in a 12- year relationship with a woman named Alex. However, the pair separated in 2018. Fred has two children with his previous partner, who are called Andrea and Lucien. Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix is a professional diver for Great Britain, and Fred often posts proudly about her achievements on his Instagram page.
Fred frequently posts on Instagram and shares lots of photos with his 700k followers. The star posts a lot of clips from the First Dates series, and shares some more personal snaps. Fred has also posted inspirational videos, where he discusses self-love and positivity, and sharing tips on how to make it through the lockdown. On Instagram, Fred proudly promotes his role as a Marks and Spencer Wine Ambassador, and followers will often see him enjoying some M&S wine.
What is Fred doing now?
You can currently catch Fred on TV, starring in First Dates Hotel, on Channel 4. However, in the star’s free time, you can find him relaxing in his Peckham home, which he shares with his children and fiancée. Fred exercises every morning; to ensure he stays in tip-top shape and particularly enjoys running long distances. Sirieix has several other hobbies, which include boxing, learning about philosophy, and studying history.
Over lockdown, Fred has shared several snaps of himself relaxing in his stunning Peckham home. Through his Instagram snaps, we can see that the home has white walls decorated with abstract paintings in dark wood frames. He seems to be quite the green-fingered man, as several Instagram shots reveal large houseplants in the background. He has also shared several topless pictures from his bedroom, so we got a glimpse of his large, button-back, grey headboard, and spacious walk-in wardrobe.
So, that is just about everything you need to know about Fred Sirieix! We are sure that we will continue to see Fred on our screens over the upcoming years. After reading this, you may be ready to binge-watch a good dating show, so please take a look at our previous article on the best dating shows on Netflix.