Amelia Dimoldenberg has been dating like it’s her job. She started her “Chicken Shop Date” series as a university student, taking British rappers out to eat and then stonewalling them with a silly questions and a straight face. In the past two years, she’s taken her awkward charm to the red carpet, hosting interviews at the Brit Awards and the Golden Globes, where she had very real chemistry in a widely-viewed exchange with Andrew Garfield(Opens in a new tab).
As an Amelia stan (a chicken shop chick? A nugget? One of Amelia’s Bedelias? Still workshopping a fandom name…) I thought it only right to point new fans in the direction of some of her best poultry-focused work.
1. Chunkz and Yung Filly
I’d never heard of Chunkz or Yung Filly before watching their Chicken Shop Date and now I’ll never forget them. Between explaining the meaning of “bundas” and razzing Yung Filly’s raucous laugh, the duos’ date is one of Dimoldenberg’s most-watched for a reason.
2. Jack Harlow
Harlow and Dimoldenberg have real chemistry, though from what I’ve seen of Harlow on red carpets, he could have chemistry with a brick wall. It’s hard not to be charmed by his bad British accent and natural humor, and Harlow’s charisma comes close to making Dimoldenberg break character.
3. Louis Theroux
This iconic video may have birthed the top TikTok sound of 2022 — the tune “My money don’t jiggle, jiggle” — but Dimoldenberg and Theroux’s sit down is one of her deepest meals to date. Theroux is almost too earnest for Amelia, creating a vibe that’s more wholesome than romantic.
4. Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer could narrate paint drying and be entertaining, so pairing her up with Dimoldenberg is a sure-fire win. They feel more like besties than baes but the love is still palpable.
Despite their date going less than swimmingly (it’s hard to come back from telling someone they resemble a prawn), Amelia and rapper Aitch must have had chemistry outside of the chicken shop because they ended up dating IRL. Amelia appeared in his music video for “Baby(Opens in a new tab)” and, though it was probably a PR stunt, we can always hope the love was real. The pair has since broken up, but remain friendly. When “Baby” was nominated for song of the year at the 2023 Brit Awards, Amelia congratulated Aitch on the red carpet with a box of items(Opens in a new tab) he had left at her place.
6. Nella Rose
Nella Rose, the bubbly YouTuber behind the viral “Are you not ashamed of yourself, are you not embarrassed?”(Opens in a new tab) meme brings out Amelia’s best physical comedy. The two dance, giggle, and stumble over their words in this truly delightful match up.
One of the top comments on this video is “I love how she gets tough men [to] giggle like school boys, it’s hilarious” and that pretty much sums up Dimoldenberg’s tete-a-tete with rapper Dutchavelli.
8. Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya walks into the chicken shop ready to get his flirt on. He makes eyes at Dimoldenberg but deflects her questions about having time for a girlfriend, playing hard to get. The signals are mixed, but the chemistry is definitely there.
Bonus: Jesse Lingard and Bernardo Silva
Although not technically a chicken shop date (it takes place in a stadium cafeteria), this double header contrasts a softspoken and sometimes confused Bernardo Silva with the more outgoing Jesse Lingard. It’s one of Dimoldenberg’s best attempts at scoring a boo.