Doncaster man set to star on new Channel 4 dating show Five Guys A Week

A Doncaster man is to go looking for love on a new TV dating show – where women choose from five potential suitors in a week.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 6th March 2020, 11:56 am

Lou Humphreys, 29, will feature in Five Guys A Week – a dating show with a difference as one woman plays host to a bevy of men in her own home.

The show will see a different woman invite five men into her own home each week where she will get to know them

While there, the guys will do everything with her, including going for dinner with her friends, meeting family, going to work – and every day, the woman has to eliminate a different man until there’s one left, who she claims to be her perfect match.

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Lou Humphreys from Doncaster will star on the new TV dating show.

Lou, 29, a plasterer from Hatfield, filmed the show last year – and although the series begins on Channel 4 next week, his appearance is not expected to be screened until much later in the year.

There will be two series of five episodes screened this year, with Lou likely to star in the second series in September.

He said: “I just applied never thinking I’d ever get on with all them beautiful lads out there but I got picked and smashed it.

Filming took place in Halifax and he added: “I am not saying anything more but I did really well.”

Gilly Greenslade, Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 said: “This simple format goes well beyond the realm of a traditional dating show, exploring what people actually want from their partners as well as offering a revealing – and sometimes surprising - insight into the male psyche.”

The series is described as an antidote to traditional dating shows, offering the ultimate test of romance, compatibility and stamina by providing one singleton with five trial live-in boyfriends for a week – all at the same time.

The format fast-tracks the ‘getting to know you’ phase of a relationship and gives the dater a unique opportunity to compare and contrast five suitors in real time.

Five Guys a Week airs from Tuesday 10 March on Channel 4 at 9:15pm, although a spokesman was unable to confirm when the episode featuring Lou will air.