First Dates: Hearts pour out for spirited James - about to lose second leg

First Dates introduced us to student James, the self-confessed ‘king of the friend zone’ who can drink a pint from his prosthetic leg.

However, underneath his playful outer shell, James was in the midst of a traumatic experience.

He was having a leg amputated.

Again…

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion

The 19-year-old business studies student opened up to date Emilie about how he needed a twin-to-twin transfusion when he was 18 months old.

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

However, due to constant pain that remained in his right leg, James has been battling with the decision as to whether he should also have his right leg amputated.

He has decided to go ahead with the procedure of getting a second prosthetic leg, leaving a challenging road ahead.

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Not Alone

However, it looks like James may not be heading into the medical procedure alone.

His chemistry with 20-year-old fashion student Emilie was on fire, with the two joking about James’s many ‘disabled benefits’.

 

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: EMILIE – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Show Us Ya Party Trick 

James explained yet another benefit of his prosthetic leg – he can drink a pint from it!

Of course, video evidence wasn’t enough, as James showed Emilie his party trick during the final piece to camera.

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES on his date – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Clearly, it worked.

The pair agreed to a second date and during the catchup end credits we found out that the loved-up duo continued dating.

Screen Shot: JAMES and EMILIE – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

Screen Shot: JAMES and EMILIE – First Dates, C4, series 10, episode 5

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