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'First Dates' Star Angers The Nation By Checking Football Score Mid-Date

A First Dates star felt the full force of Twitter after checking the football score in the middle of dinner, not before branding his date a '6.5'.

Becky and Lee's date seemed to be going well as they found common ground over their love for food. And at one point, it seemed like a second date was a given as Lee, who is a chef, offered to cook for Becky in future.


But things took a turn for the worse when the 36-year-old interrupted his date to ask waiter Grant Urquhart to make sure he kept him updated with the football score for a Manchester United game.

"What are you talking about?" asked Becky, with Lee replying: "I'm football crazy. United kicked off literally when our date started."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Becky then suggested checking the score on his phone himself, and Lee went right ahead.

When Lee pressed Grant again for the score, the waiter replied: "You're on a date, you don't need the football, you've got a pretty lady in front of you."


Lee then went for a 'cigarette' outside (aka checking the football score by calling up his friend). And then to top it all off, he called mum-of-two Becky a '6.5'.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Despite the earlier possibility of a second date, Lee told waiter Grant that he 'didn't fancy' Becky as he usually goes for someone a 'bit taller, bit slimmer'.

And to make matters ever worse, Becky seemed to have been able to overlook Lee's date etiquette, as she raved about him while on the phone in the First Dates bathroom.

Viewers of the Channel 4 dating show took to social media, willing Becky to find a better suitor for herself.

"Oh my goodness, Becky deserves someone so much better than Leigh!" shared one person.

While another declared: "I want to punch Lee in the face on behalf of all woman."

"Lee has actually ruined my night with his arseholery. I hope Becky looks at Twitter and sees that the entire nation is in agreement that she is way too good for him. She is also NOT a 6.5 - she is absolutely stunning!!" tweeted somebody else.

Thankfully, Becky will get another shot at finding love on the show, as she'll also be appearing next week... hopefully with a better match.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Entertainment, TV Entertainment, first dates

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