Car loving Chloe from Cul Aodha rallies round for new dating show

October 22nd, 2015 7:06 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Chloe with her own Seat Ibiza.

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IT’S her love of cars and motors that will see Cul Aodha native, Chloe Ni Thuma, appear in tonight's episode of TG4’s new dating show, ‘Pioc Do Ride’.

The new auto-themed dating show is certainly different, as a contestant must choose their date based on the car that their suitor drives.

‘It was a friend of ours working on the show that told me about it and I said I’d do it for fun and it was a brilliant experience to be part of,’ said Chloe speaking to 'The Southern Star'.

‘When I told my father that I would be on a new dating show on TG4, he actually thought I was messing and so did my friends, but it was all good fun.’

In the episode Chloe, along with two other girls, head to Rally School Ireland in Co Monaghan for a  date with a difference.

They don’t get to meet their potential suitor, Dubliner Ciarán Ó Fainín, but he gets to rummage through each of their cars to figure out what they are like.

‘It was hilarious because he went through each of our cars and when he came to my car – a Seat Ibiza – he pulled out a Farm Plant magazine so he knew I was from a farming background.’

Next up for the girls was a spin around the track, firstly in their own cars, and then in a Subaru rally car where Ciarán got to see their driving skills while the girls were decked out in rallying suits and helmets.

‘It was definitely blind dating on another level, as it was all about the car and driving abilities, without actually meeting each other. The end result is that he gets to choose one of us and take us on a date.’

However this dating show also comes with a cruel twist, as the chosen candidate can either opt for a romantic date night, or spend the money on their beloved car.

‘It can be cruel alright, but readers will just have to tune in to see how I get on in the show,’ said Chloe, not giving anything away.

‘Pioc do Ride’ featuring Chloe is tonight, Thursday, October 29th, at 9.30pm on TG4.



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