First Dates star marries match from Channel 4 show after being given five years to live

A First Dates contestant has tied the knot with his match from the Channel 4 show after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Mike Sumner broke the news that he had just five years left to live to Zoe Welch, who he struck up a friendship with after their televised date.

“It was quite hard to do, and probably quite hard to hear,” the 38-year-old said.

They shortly realised they had romantic feelings for each other after the diagnosis, and wed in West Yorkshire to enjoy the time they had left with each other.

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