Romford singleton wines and dines woman on hit Channel 4 show First Dates

PUBLISHED: 14:50 30 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:58 01 September 2016

Romford man Oliver appearing on Monday's First Dates. Picture: Channel 4

Romford man Oliver appearing on Monday's First Dates. Picture: Channel 4

Channel 4

Millions tuning into the popular Channel 4 dating show last night would have seen a new round of singletons entering a swanky London restaurant hoping to be lucky in love.

Among the five couples featured in the episode was Romford man Oliver Bush who was hoping to find the woman for him.

The 28-year-old met Kirsty, originally from Wales and Oliver says he really enjoyed the date despite her setting the bar quite high for a first date.

In the episode, the receptionist tells Oliver about her growing desire to settle down soon and start a family.

Unfortunately the pair have not met up again since their date which was played out in front of millions last night.

“She is a really nice girl, I got on with her quite well and I honestly don’t have a bad word to say about her,” Oliver said.

“We’re just two different people and she wants something now that I can’t really offer as my job is so busy and I’m always on the move.”

The Romford man also managed to escape a potentially awkward moment when he briefly forgot Kirsty’s name and needed the help of First Dates maitre d’ Fred Sirieix.

But friends have been in touch with Oliver since his appearance on the show and he says he is happy with the response.

“All my friends have said I came across quite well and I didn’t show myself up,” the 28-year-old said.

“But that’s what I’m like in day-to-day life, people saw the real me and I was not giving out a fake image.”

Despite being unlucky in love this time, the “family-orientated man” is carrying on his search.

Oliver said: “At the moment I am talking to someone who is a really lovely girl so we shall see.

“My mum and dad have been together for 35 years so I want to be with someone who I think can match that.”

Latest Romford News Stories

The brutal murder of an 85-year-old great-grandmother bludgeoned to death in her Romford home by a debt-ridden gardener has left a “hole in her family that will never ever be filled”.


A Romford handyman has admitted bludgeoning an 85-year-old widow to death with a hammer.


A former Bomber Command rear gunner who lied about his age so he could join the RAF during the Second World War died in Romford last week.


The mother of a three-year-old with a rare genetic condition described a Hornchurch charity that supports youngsters with disabilities and special needs as “their shoulder to cry on”.

Police officers were called to break up a large group of schoolchildren outside Havering Sixth Form College after reports of a fight yesterday (Thursday, November 15).


Watch the heart-warming moment a Romford hairdresser who cuts the homeless’ hair for free is given a surprise from the National Lottery for her hard work.

December 1 is Small Business Saturday. As part of a series looking at what our independent shopping parades have to offer, reporter Hayley Anderson finds out why you should hit the high street and shop local this Christmas.


From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area


A Romford photographer impressed the judges of a national creative photography competition with a picture of a stunning sunset.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now