Charity volunteer from St Ives talks about his experience on popular TV show

Sam Weston with his date, Samuel

Sam Weston with his date, Samuel - Credit: Archant

A charity shop volunteer has spoken to The Hunts Post about his experience on the Channel 4 programme - The Undateables.

Sam Weston, who lives with his mum Ruth in St Ives, appeared in the second episode of the new series of the show in early January hoping to find love.

Sam, aged 25, who has Asperger’s syndrome, which means he finds it difficult to read body language, admitted he had never had a proper kiss but was convinced “Mr Right was out there” and it was “just a case of where and when”.

Sam talked candidly about his expectations for a partner and listed “personal hygiene” as one of the most important things he was looking for in any future partner and said Duncan from Blue and actor Chris Pine were his ideal men.

The show saw Sam, who has been volunteering at the Oxfam bookshop, in Huntingdon High Street, for just over six years, but works full-time at Cambridge University Press, matched with cycling enthusiast Samuel and they appeared to get on well.


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Sam and his date, Samuel, a self-confessed eccentric who loves politics, met in a pub garden and the pair stayed in touch after the show, through Facebook, but have not met up since.

“We have stayed in touch and there are a couple of other people that I am talking to on Facebook, but no, I haven’t found Mr Right yet. I know it will happen, it is just a question of when.”

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Sam said he enjoyed the Undateables experience and was glad he had taken part in the show, which is aired on Channel 4. It is possible to see the episode featuring Sam on E4.

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