George Dowell, 23, from Worthing had big hopes of becoming a professional footballer but a near fatal car accident left him paralysed from the chest down five years ago.
Rather than be defeated George bought the football club he once played for, Worthing FC, and wants to apply the same ‘can do’ attitude to finding that special someone.
Before his accident, George had a long term relationship but they split up a year and a half ago and he is now too nervous to ask anyone out.
He said: “My last relationship we just met as school kids down the park sort of thing – so I wouldn’t know what to do. I’ve seen people, but haven’t had the guts to go up and ask them.
“I’m not in a situation enough to meet people. I’m just at home or down the pub with friends. I don’t enjoy clubbing.”
George said he was ‘dreading’ to see the show but he’s also excited.
Determined to overcome the first hurdle, George is determined to start dating.
But will he be able to overcome his nerves when he meets 18 year old gap year student Nathalie? Watch it tonight on Channel 4.
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