Just a few weeks ago, a professional martial arts fighter from Magherafelt appeared on the hit Channel 4 show Celebrity First Dates.

Tommy Quinn who now lives in Newcastle, made the trip to London to take part in the programme and was unwittingly matched with Gogglebox celebrity Scarlett Moffatt, 25.

And whilst they failed to hit it off romantically (Scarlett now has a steady boyfriend), it certainly seemed there was no awkwardness caused for the pair.

Now just weeks later, another Northern Irish native has been stealing hearts on the show.

Hit Channel 4 show First Dates was back on our screens on Tuesday night, and viewers were quick to fall in love with Damian who originally hails from Derry.

The 24-year-old, who now lives in Brighton, bravely revealed on the show that he suffers from Tourette’s, and was diagnosed with the condition after a bad break-up in 2013.

Damian emotionally revealed: “I took that break-up really hard, I just didn’t think I could cope. It was at that point that the ticks started.

“I couldn’t even speak because I was ticking constantly.

“I remember my dad getting upset and I could tell he was trying to hold back tears and so because of that I thought the best way to cope with this is to joke about it.

“I don’t know if it will go or if it will stay, but I’ve made my peace with it. Either way, I’ve changed and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”

Needless to say, social media was alight with viewers hoping Damian and his match Kai, a businessman and part-time model from Manchester.

And fortunately, it seemed this heartwarming match was meant to be, as Channel 4 have confirmed that Damian and Kai are still together – and have even met each other’s families.

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