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Love Shaft, Something About Miriam: 15 classic bonkers dating shows

27 February 2013 9:22 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

On Monday night, E4 launched a new dating show that involved fairytale fancy dress, power ballad singing and catapults.

My Little Princess is the latest in a long history of bonkers dating shows that have made it to the small screen and in tribute to the TV commissioners who considered them wise ideas and in any way romantic, we've collected together our 15 personal favourites.

My Little Princess

Men dressed as princes, who must impress an evil king to secure a date with his daughter. Standard. Throw in lots of mud, talking horses, power ballad sing-offs and men being thrown off bridges. Obviously. My Little Princess blends Tool Academy and Takeshi's Castle to make the ultimate dumb dating show.

Singled Out

The classic MTV series hosted by Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy in the Us featured a wild audience of contestants, who looked like they'd been dragged in from a booze-laden Spring Break wet T-shirt contest. »

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