Fans of The Undateables viewers have been gushing over a couple with Down’s syndrome who hit it off instantly on the show.
James, 27, from Hampshire, said he applied to the show because the only thing missing from his life was a girlfriend; he’d been to mainstream school which landed him a job with his local fire brigade, and a flat of his own.
He was matched with Caroline Faithfull, 24, a champion swimmer from Yeovil, Somerset, who won gold medals representing Team GB at the Great Britain Down Syndrome Swimming Association’s European championships.
The pair shared an instant chemistry as they both spoke about their love for romance, with James presenting his date with a pretty bracelet before flashing a cheeky grin at the camera.
Their spark had viewers gushing over their date, with many saying James was a ‘top geezer’ and a ‘legend’ for his romantic gesture.
James and Caroline signed up to Flame Introductions, a dating agency for people with learning difficulties featured on Channel 4’s The Undateables.
The pair enjoyed their first date on Bournemouth beach where they discussed what they wanted in a partner.
They both said they wanted to get married and enjoyed big romantic gestures, with Caroline saying: ‘We’ve got loads in common.’
James then gave her a delicate bracelet which she was thrilled with, calling it really ‘pretty’.
Speaking to the camera he called Caroline ‘gorgeous’ and revealed his intentions to ‘play it cool’.