The Love Bus

Wednesday 16 February, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon concludes on Fiver. In this week’s final instalment, 27-year-old mother of two Lindsey tours the streets of Birmingham looking for her ideal man. Among the lads vying for Lindsey’s affections are a 37-year-old property developer from Worcester, a funeral director from Stockport, a comic from Bognor and a student from Birmingham. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home town, while other singles wait at stops dotted around the local area. The potential dates board the bus one at a time, but they have just one stop to prove their worth to the picker – or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date on board for longer than one stop, but in doing so runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner who could be waiting further along the route. The couple left on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. Z�e’s final guest on the Love Bus is 27-year-old Lindsey, a mother of two from Birmingham. Lindsey’s friends describe her as fun, bubbly, outgoing and often outrageous. “The best thing is that I’ve just had a boob job,” she says. Now on the lookout for a new man to go with her new body, Lindsey has a very clear idea of the type of person she fancies. “Someone who is outgoing, entertaining, bubbly, good-looking and has a good physique – basically a bit of everything!” she tells Z�e. Will her demands be met as she rides around her home town? The first hopeful to clime aboard Z�e’s bus is 37- year-old Carl from Worcester. Carl has a successful career in the property business, but seems somewhat less experienced when it comes to wooing the ladies. He begins by reading his potential date a poem he wrote while waiting at the bus stop – and things go downhill from there. After running out of things to say, Carl spends the last moments of his trip sat in silence, before being ejected at the next stop.

Wednesday 9 February, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. In this week’s episode, Z�e and her big pink Love Bus are in Swindon, helping out West Country love wannabes. Strong-minded Sabi has four dates lined up, including a children’s entertainer and an aspiring personal trainer. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home city, while other singles wait at stops at various points in the area. The potential dates only have one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date on the bus for longer than one stop, but runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner waiting further along the route. The couple still on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. Twenty-nine-year-old Sabi is a freelance journalist from Reading. A fitness fanatic and social butterfly, she describes herself as a bit of a maneater. Strong-willed Sabi likes beautiful men who take good care of themselves. “If I feel a certain way, I don’t hold back,” Sabi says. “I think it’s about time I met my match,” she adds. First on the bus is singer and DJ Daniel. In an attempt to woo Sabi, unlucky in love Daniel sings a song about nearby towns, which includes the refrain ‘Swindon, Chippenham, Cirencester’. It is not long until Daniel is turfed off the bus. “He was way too wacky,” Sabi confides in Z�e. “I really hope one of them is going to be fit,” she says of her suitors. Twenty-eight-year-old bartender Ashley is next to try his hand at pitching woo. He says that his ideal location for a date is a coutryside picnic that contains a small selection of sandwiches. This does little to impress high-powered Sabi, who is soon reaching for the stop button once more. Next to try his luck is Paul from Gloucester. Having been a children’s entertainer for over 20 years, perennially single Paul thinks ventriloquism is the way to a woman’s heart. He brings aboard Charlie the monkey puppet and begins his routine, but falls afoul of Sabi after forgetting her name. After he is booted off the big pink bus, singleton Sabi is nonplussed. “It was almost like buy one, get one free,” she says of the act.

Wednesday 2 February, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. In this week’s episode, Cardiff girl Becky hopes to meet her perfect match. Her potential dates include a snake enthusiast and a DJ -will anybody catch her eye and her heart? Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Zoe Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home city, while other singles wait at stops at various points in the area. The potential dates only have one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date on the bus for longer than one stop, but runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner waiting further along the route. The couple still on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. In this episode, the big pink Love Bus heads to Cardiff, where 23-year-old Becky is hoping to meet her perfect mate. Waiting to climb aboard this week are several lucky lads, including a dance music lover, a cheeky Essex boy, a snake enthusiast and an opinionated radio DJ. Will Becky be lucky in love and find her perfect match?

Wednesday 26 January, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. In this week’s episode, the Love Bus arrives in Folkestone on the Kentish coast, where unlucky-in-love Naomi is looking to meet her perfect man. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home town, while other singles wait at stops dotted around the local area. The potential dates board the bus one at a time, but they have just one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date on board for longer than one stop, but in doing so runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner who could be waiting further along the route. The couple left on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. Twenty-nine-year-old party girl Naomi boards the big pink Love Bus in Folkestone to tell Z�e all about her relationship woes. Her ideal man is an arrogant type with a skinhead and tattoos, but so far all of her bad-boy boyfriends have led to nothing but trouble. “In the past I’ve been out with men who love themselves more than they love me,” she tells Z�e. “I think my friends would like me to pick someone who’s not my normal type.” But what is feisty Naomi’s type? “Good-looking, obviously,” she admits. “But if he can make me laugh, he’s won me over straight away.” At the Love Bus’s first stop, lorry driver and parttime dancer Ron clambers aboard. Puzzlingly, the 47-year-old is dressed as a fireman, but all becomes clear when he starts gyrating around the performance area. As a baffled Naomi looks on, Ron strips off his costume to reveal a toned body – and a tiny thong. After her date finishes his routine, he joins Naomi on the couch for some chat. She is mortified to learn that he is a professional stripper, but Ron seems proud of his vocation. “I’m known as Britain’s craziest grandad,” he brags, just before Naomi boots him off the bus.

Wednesday 19 January, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. This week, the big pink Love Bus heads to Royal Windsor, where recent graduate Sarah meets engineer and part-time comic Jamel, student and aspiring actor Matt, Sean, an investment manager and dedicated rocker, and Ashley, who runs a marketing company. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home town, while other singles wait at stops dotted around the local area. The potential dates board the bus one at a time, but they have just one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date on board for longer than one stop, but in doing so runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner who could be waiting further along the route. The couple left on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. This week’s lucky contestant is 22-year-old Sarah from Slough. A recent drama and theatre studies graduate, Sarah loves gossiping with her friends over a cup of tea and is looking for a man who will keep her entertained. As she boards the bus, she explains to Z�e that she has been somewhat unlucky in love in the past. “I seem to attract commitment-phobes, liars and cheats,” she says. “Hopefully we’ve got none of those sorts of boys on the Love Bus today!” replies Z�e. The first hopeful singleton to climb on board is Jamel, a 19-year-old engineer and budding comic from Hertfordshire. In order to win Sarah’s affections, Jamel launches into a stand-up comedy routine as the bus trundles along. However, the entertainment starts badly and goes downhill from there. Many of Jamel’s gags prove completely unbroadcastable, but he really crosses the line with quarter-German Sarah when he launches into his Nazi material. Unsurprisingly, Jamel fails to leave a lasting impression on Sarah. The second hopeful this week is 20-year-old student Matt from London. Matt has been theatrical since childhood and one day hopes to tread the boards for a living. But will he get his act together to pull Sarah? The third potential love-match for Sarah is 43- year-old Sean from London. Rocker Sean is an investment manager by day, but a keen air guitarist by night. Will Sean manage to take his date to rock and roll heaven?

Wednesday 17 November, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. In this week’s episode, the big pink Love Bus heads to Liverpool, where single lady Stephanie’s potential dates include a cocktail mixologist, an actor and a firefighter. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home town, while other singles wait at stops dotted around the local area. The potential dates board the bus one at a time, but they have just one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date onboard for longer than one stop, but in doing so runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner who could be waiting further along the route. The couple left on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. In this episode, Z�e rides the Love Bus to Liverpool, where 24-year-old single lady Stephanie hops aboard in the hope of meeting her dream date. Stephanie’s red-hot line-up of potential lovers includes a cocktail mixologist, an actor and a firefighter. Each of the lucky lads waits patiently at a bus stop to see if Stephanie will decide to pick him up or pass him by. Will Stephanie find the perfect match? Or will she ride the last bus home disappointed?

Wednesday 17 November, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. In this week’s episode, the big pink Love Bus heads to Liverpool, where single lady Stephanie’s potential dates include a cocktail mixologist, an actor and a firefighter. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home town, while other singles wait at stops dotted around the local area. The potential dates board the bus one at a time, but they have just one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date onboard for longer than one stop, but in doing so runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner who could be waiting further along the route. The couple left on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. In this episode, Z�e rides the Love Bus to Liverpool, where 24-year-old single lady Stephanie hops aboard in the hope of meeting her dream date. Stephanie’s red-hot line-up of potential lovers includes a cocktail mixologist, an actor and a firefighter. Each of the lucky lads waits patiently at a bus stop to see if Stephanie will decide to pick him up or pass him by. Will Stephanie find the perfect match? Or will she ride the last bus home disappointed?

Wednesday 10 November, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. In this week’s episode, the big pink Love Bus heads to Nottingham, where single lad Craig’s potential dates include a belly dancer, a tuba player and a folk singer. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home town, while other singles wait at stops dotted around the local area. The potential dates board the bus one at a time, but they have just one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date onboard for longer than one stop, but in doing so runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner who could be waiting further along the route. The couple left on the bus at the end of the journey win an allexpenses- paid date together. In this episode, Z�e rides the Love Bus to Nottingham, where 23-year-old single lad Craig hops aboard in the hope of meeting his dream date. Craig’s red-hot line-up of potential lovers includes a belly dancer, a folk singer and a tubist. Each of the lucky ladies waits patiently at a bus stop to see if Craig will decide to pick her up or pass her by. Will Craig find the perfect match? Or will he ride the last bus home disappointed?

Wednesday 3 November, 10:00pm on Fiver

The unique dating show presented by Z�e Salmon continues. In this week’s episode, the Love Bus heads to Bristol, where lovelorn Jenny’s potential dates include a dancer, an origami expert and an ex-soldier. Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Z�e Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home town, while other singles wait at stops dotted around the local area. The potential dates board the bus one at a time, but they have just one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date onboard for longer than one stop, but in doing so runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner who could be waiting further along the route. The couple left on the bus at the end of the journey win an allexpenses- paid date together. In this episode, Z�e rides the Love Bus to Bristol, where 21-year-old Jenny hops aboard in the hope of meeting her dream date. Jenny’s red-hot line-up of potential lovers includes a master of origami, a fit ex-soldier and a dancer who is determined to make a name for himself in the celebrity world. Each of the lucky lads waits patiently at a bus stop to see if Jenny will decide to pick him up or pass him by. Will Jenny find the perfect match? Or will she ride the last bus home disappointed?

Wednesday 27 October, 10:00pm on Fiver

Brand new dating show presented by Zoe Salmon. In this week’s opening instalment, boxing fanatic Sergio from Manchester hops on the Love Bus in an effort to meet the girl of his dreams. Will any of the ladies meet his requirements? Ex ‘Blue Peter’ star Zoe Salmon presents this dating show with a twist. One singleton rides a specially kitted-out bus around his or her home city, while other singles wait at stops at various points in the area. The potential dates only have one stop to prove their worth to the picker, or be thrown off the bus. The chooser can decide to keep a date on the bus for longer than one stop, but runs the risk of passing over a more suitable partner waiting further along the route. The couple still on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together. In this episode, Zoe and her double-decker head to Manchester, where 24-year-old Sergio is waiting to meet some ladies. The half-Spanish boxing enthusiast is an IT account manager and considers himself charming and charismatic. He likes to ‘chillax’ and does well with the ladies, but always seems to attract the wrong sort of woman. “The girls that go for him are a bit too fast and too loose,” says Sergio’s mother. “The last five years I’ve been on and off with psychos!” Sergio laments. His first bus date is Katrina, a student from Ireland. The confident redhead likes to impersonate Lady Gaga, and sings Sergio a cover of ‘Poker Face’. However, her efforts are not rewarded and she is soon kicked off the bus. “I don’t think anything went wrong, I just don’t think anything went that right,” Sergio tells Zoe. Next up is Rachel from Kent. At 19 years old she claims to be Britain’s youngest psychic, and is soon attempting to read into Sergio’s past and give him information about his deceased grandmother. Although this opening gambit does not go very well, the pair are soon openly flirting. “So, are you a bit toned under that suit?” Rachel enquires. The duo are getting on so well, Sergio decides to keep her on board a little longer and bypasses one of his potential dates. However, he is clearly interested in playing the field, so boots Rachel off in favour of Emma-Jane, a 20-year-old club singer from Manchester. She belts out a rendition of ‘Empire State of Mind’, which unfortunately includes some flat notes. Despite this, Sergio is impressed. “You’ve got an amazing voice,” he tells the aspiring singer. However, Emma-Jane is also soon discarded. “She was a little bit too shy for me,” Sergio says to Zoe.

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