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Why Zooey Deschanel Would Love To Play Matchmaker for Michael Bolton

By Samantha Bergeson Jun 14, 2021 6:49 PMTags
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Cupid comes in many forms—including celebrities!

The Celebrity Dating Game star Zooey Deschanel is ready to play matchmaker for her crooner co-host Michael Bolton. "I, for one, would love to put Michael in the hot seat," the New Girl alum gushed exclusively on E! News' Daily Pop on June 14. 

Bolton could join Iggy AzaleaTaye Diggs, Carmen Electra and former Bachelorette Hannah Brown in finding a partner in the rebooted series if the Grammy winner wishes...but he's not ready just quite yet.

"I don't know if I have enough time to think about it seriously whether I would have the stomach to be in the hot seat," Bolton laughed. 

For now it seems Deschanel will have to swat away any suitors for Bolton: "I had to tell a lot of people they weren't allowed to choose Michael," Deschanel revealed. "I'm like, 'You can't date him!'"

As for her own love life, Deschanel is still going strong with Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott

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Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott: Romance Rewind

"One hundred percent yes, I would definitely pick him," she beamed when asked if Scott would be her selection on Dating Game. "He checks all the boxes and we have so much fun together."

Watch the adorable clip above!

The Celebrity Dating Game premieres tonight on Monday, June 14 on ABC.

Watch Daily Pop weekdays at 11 a.m., only on E!.