Once ‘heaviest sportswoman in the world’ Sharran Alexander proved an inspiration during her appearance on First Dates.

The 52-year-old is the UK’s only female sumo wrestler and has struggled to find a man who isn’t intimidated by her size.

But, come the end of her date with bingo enthusiast David, the 6ft and 31-stone beauty headed home with a beaming smile.

WARNING: This story will make you feel all fuzzy inside!

Squash the Haters (and Fred)

We were first introduced to Sharran as she interacted with restaurant manager Fred Sirieix at the waiting bar.

Here, she put her internationally-recognised sumo talents on display, smiting Fred in front of his customers.

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Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN – First dates, C4

Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN - First dates, C4

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Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN - First dates, C4

Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN – First dates, C4

The conversation could lead nowhere but towards Sharran’s sheer size.

And, it was here where Shazza confessed that men rarely felt as comfortable as she does about her body.

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Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN – First dates, C4

Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN - First dates, C4

Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN – First dates, C4

Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN - First dates, C4

Screen Shot: Sumo wrestler SHARRAN – First dates, C4

Next Stop, Lovesville

The man paired with Sharan was 6ft 5 train manager and bingo enthusiast David.

This guy…

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Screen Shot: DAVID – First dates, C4

The ‘loveable loser’ became an instant cult hero as he went about ordering a certain fluorescent blue alcopop.

No, Dave, they don’t stock them.

Or Smirnoff Ice.

Or VK.

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Poor David admitted to being “unlucky” in love, with all of his former partners either cheating on him or leaving him because they were bored.

Let’s pray that Dave’s date chat is interesting…

Meet My Teddy

Perhaps not the smoothest move in dating history, David whipped out a teddy bear from the inside pocket of his suit jacket, as Sharran tried her best not to look dumbfounded.

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Yep, he carries around a very 1980’s Zippy teddybear.

Too early? More like never again, mate.

However, Sharran seemed to enjoy her dates quirky charm and promptly stuffed Zippy down her bra while David had nipped to the little boys’ room.

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Do I Look Fat?

Sharran was confident in addressing any issues surrounding her weight although poor David got himself into a right pickle as Sharran made an announcement.

Explaining that she had entered the Guinness Book of World Record’s as the heaviest sportswoman on the planet, ‘Big D’ didn’t really know how to respond.

Here is the face of a man desperately trying to think of the right thing to say…

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A true gent, however, David brushed aside Sharran’s 33-stone weight.

He did get himself into a bit of a tongue twister along the way but ended up finishing strong.

Nice save, Dave…

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The date ended with the pair both agreeing to see one-other again, where they looked close and cuddly on a second date trip to Sharran’s local bingo hall.

What an inspiring albeit odd love story!

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