It's second time around on First Dates for Phil as he takes part in the dating show for another shot at the dating game.

The 33-year-old from Dublin's Tallaght - whose first shot at TV fame was on the legendary Tallafornia reality show - featured on First Dates last year. He admits it wasn't his finest hour on the box.

He's aiming to make amends when viewers see him meet up with Rachel from Wexford, an Ibiza-loving mature student who likes nothing better than a bit of reality TV.

"I've been around the block way too many times," Phil confesses, while in conversation with blind date Rachel ahead of tonight's show.

"Obviously a lot of people will remember me from Tallafornia, and First Dates last year. The first time I made a bit of a thick out of myself. I'd too much to drink.

"The second time around I came in and said I'd just be myself . . . just enjoy the experience."

To view our full interview with Phil and Rachel, just click on the image above.

First Dates Ireland, 9.30pm, RTÉ 2.