There’s some money for hen-do and stag-dos, but it was mainly out of my pocket. It definitely caused some friction with some of the family members!
I think they put money towards travel or something. Lots of people think, ‘No one would do that for free’, but actually I spent quite a lot of money on the process.""There are six options of lots of different things – type of food, music, style and theme of wedding. The whole day for me was a bit of a blur, it happened quickly but not memorably. The day started at 9am with my groomsmen getting ready, it didn’t sink in until the taxi on the way there.
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One of the guys was from Bournemouth, one of the guys was from Bromley.
There was no real thought behind where we were living.
You go on honeymoon, you move back to the apartment they rent for you.
You’re now living with a complete and utter stranger, which is fine, and the camera crew pop in once, twice, three times a week to talk to you to see how everything’s going, but that’s it."I felt like there should be more to it.
I didn’t know what it was for until after they had tested me for video screening.’ On a whim I emailed across a photo, my age, all those standard formalities, and thought nothing of it when I received a response that said, ‘Due to high volumes of applications you probably won’t hear anything, but thank you for responding’."9am the following Monday, I got a phone call saying ‘Clark, we’re really interested in your profile.You’re far enough into the process not to turn back when they tell you it's "Nobody’s forcing you to go through with the process, but there are definitely pressures. I would talk to people about it and nine times out of 10 they thought it was a terrible idea."As per the above statement, a show spokesperson insists all applicants are made fully aware of what the programme is from the outset."The science day was, if I’m honest, pretty pointless.