Blind Date contestant is the first person to get stood up in 20 years

18 January 2018, 10:53 | Updated: 18 January 2018, 10:58

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A Blind Date contestant has revealed how he was stood up on the show, which is the first time that has happened in two decades.

Conor Ellison was very happy to be the guy chosen by Rosie Allen on last week's show, describing her as "absolutely beautiful".

However, Rosie wasn't best pleased to hear host Paul O'Grady tell them that their date was a mountain-biking trip to Wales.

She put her head in her hands and said: "Are you serious? Can we get another envelope, please?". Conor added: “I’ve been stitched up here.”

Then, Rosie pulled out of the date for "personal reasons", leaving Paul to step in “to lend a helping hand” and send another girl in her place on the Channel 5 show.

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Conor later said of his first date: “There’s no hard feelings. If she couldn’t make it, she couldn’t make it.”

He jokingly added: “Truthfully, Wales was s***. The weather was horrendous.”

The last time a Blind Date contestant was jilted was back in 1997, when David Smith went on a trip to Nepal with the film crew, after Charlotte Harrison failed to show up.

Watch a classic Blind Date moment below, when Cilla Black rumbled an undercover reporter: