Next Episode of The Undateables is
Season 8 / Episode 1 and airs on 08 January 2018 21:00
Uplifting series following the journeys of several extraordinary singletons as they enter the world of blind dates, matchmaking and speed-dating.
The dating hopefuls include Rhys, a 25-year-old autistic law graduate and James Bond fanatic from Swansea, and 22-year-old Joshua from Chichester, who is also autistic and can sometimes find social situations difficult. Twenty-two-year-old cooking enthusiast Kaia from Berkshire is profoundly deaf - can she win over the man of her dreams with her culinary skills?
Movie fan Sam, who is autistic, looks for his leading lady. Katy, who has Tourette's, seeks a man who accepts her for who she is. And Donovan is looking to bag a second date.
Over the last six years Richard, from Surrey, has been on several first dates and last year managed his first ever second date. Richard, who is autistic, gets anxious meeting women and doesn't want to travel more than five miles from his home. Now he has a new secret weapon to impress the ladies: he reveals that he is actually a Lord. So when Lord Richard meets Anna, who lives only just outside his five-mile radius, has he finally found a girlfriend? Postman Sam, from Surrey, has Asperger's, a form of autism, and he struggles to get beyond friendship with girls. But with his brother Harry - a fellow postie - on hand for dating advice, he's looking once more for a first class love match. Lizzie, from West Sussex, was determined to find true love before her 30th birthday. Lizzie's learning disability - where she struggles with reading and dealing with money - affects her confidence when dating. But she went on a blind date with Joseph and, for the first time, love blossomed.
Ray from North London is turning 54 and feeling the need for true love in his life. Ray, a charity worker, has a learning disability. With two serious relationships and many dates behind him, he feels it's now or never, so he's hoping a bespoke perfume will prove the winning cocktail to win over his new date Christine. The show also catches up with poet Shaine and Gemma, as they celebrate their first anniversary. Ghosthunter Lily, from Hampshire, has Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition which can lead to learning disabilities. Lily is on the lookout for love again after a date that flopped last year. George, who once dreamed of being a professional footballer, until a car accident left him paralysed from the chest down, is five months into a relationship with Abi. But will the bashful duo reveal their true feelings for each other?
Rugby player Luke from Hull has Tourette's syndrome and finds it hard to control his physical and vocal tics. With a job as a chef, a degree in science and health, and a great set of friends, Luke believes finding a girlfriend is the final piece of the puzzle. Bookseller Sam from Cambridgeshire longs for the romance he reads about in novels. Sam has Asperger's. He is gay and finds the scene intimidating, but is ready to put himself out there. Photography graduate Becky from north London is a self-confessed romantic. Becky has scoliosis, a genetic condition that causes a curvature of the spine. Becky has never had a boyfriend, but is determined to do something about it.
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