First Dates star from Clayhall reveals all about the Channel 4 show

PUBLISHED: 11:50 09 November 2016

Bradley Pearson on First Dates (credit: Channel 4)

Bradley Pearson on First Dates (credit: Channel 4)

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The 25-year-old recruitment consultant said appearing on the Channel 4 show was “great fun” and he was just relieved to learn that his mum was still proud of him.

As millions of people watched from the comfort of their own homes, Bradley Pearson, 25, from Clayhall, appeared looking for love.

He was paired with cheery blonde Sarah, 22, from London, and the couple enjoyed a three-course meal at the Paternoster Chop House in central London.

Bradley said: “It was really fun, the whole experience was awesome.

“I wasn’t nervous about the process until funnily enough it was about to be on TV.

“Then I started worrying and my mum told me that I’d never had done anything that would bring shame on the family!

“Luckily she’s watched it and thought I came across well.

“I had a very nice time with Sarah, we got on really well.”

Unfortunately the pair have not met up since their date which Bradley blamed on “no spark”.

He said: “It was a bit selectively edited in the show to look like we might go on a second date, which I can’t see happening, but I would meet her again as friends.

“We’ve texted a bit and we’ve talked about her bringing her girls and I’ll bring my boys, that would be fun.”

The 24-year-old appeared on the show after he and a fellow single friend became the butt of jokes in their group.

He said: “It was a bit of a running joke that we were the only two single ones left.

“So she applied for both of us and then I ended up on it, but not her!”

The former Beal High pupil says he even enjoyed reading what people thought about him on Twitter during the show.

He said: “It’s what happens when you appear on TV now; it’s all part of the fun.

“I’m quite vain so I enjoyed it and my whatsapp group had a lot of fun.

“I got a lot of messages from people I hadn’t spoken too for ages.”

Despite being unlucky in love this time, Bradley says he isn’t too bothered about settling down immediately.

He said: “I’m taking it as it comes.

“I’m in that stage of my life where I’m focused on myself, it sounds cheesy but it’s true.

“We’ll see what happens. I’m open.”

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