DIARY: The Blind Date contestant ...

The Blind Date contestant having a lorra lorra laffs in the centre is Nicola Kirby (or ‘Kirby’ to her mates), an account executive at Mercury’s PR agency DPA. Kirby was whisked off to the Spanish theme park Port Aventura by her Spanish blind date in this episode and romance has been in the air ever since. ‘It would have been really embarrassing if I had picked a real dork,’ she sighed lovingly. Despite appearing twice on the show Kirby has no plans to ditch PR for a television career. ‘TV is very glitzy and glamorous but its very hard work,’ she said, ‘PR is more my kind of thing.’

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