First Dates is back with a bang, with the first episode of series 11 airing on Monday night (October 29th).

To celebrate the new series on Channel 4, we thought it’s the perfect time to cast our minds back to the last season that was on air, First Dates Hotel.

In particular, the hero of the season, Emma.

Policewoman Emma blew away viewers with her charming, excitable, confident and brave personality, while also proving the ultimate tattoo inspiration.

But that’s not the main reason this blonde-haired beauty is a true inspiration to the world…

Meet the World’s Coolest Policewoman

We were first introduced to Emma at the First Dates Hotel reception, where she blew away the receptionist with her floaty dress and glamorous Marilyn Monroe hairstyle.

Needless to say, Emma didn’t cop the usual police officer look…

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Her Inspirational Tattoo Story

Tattoo tales rarely pack much of an emotional punch.

In fact, most tattooed youngsters have either a drunken piece of ink that they got on holiday or simply fail to explain the meaning behind their compass + rose petal full-sleeve.

Emma sported what looked like antlers across her chest, stretching from shoulder to shoulder and all the way down to her breastplate.

The story behind it…

Emma said: I’ve been single for five years now. I split up from my husband. The relationship was very one-sided – nothing was ever good enough.”

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Emma and Luke Are Perfect

Emma told the First Dates Hotel that she wanted “a big strong Viking sort of guy” although she also wanted someone who was soft and tender on the inside.

Like this guy?

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

The pair instantly giggled in frenzies of excitement as they shared a couple glasses of Prosecco at the bar.

Luke even picking up on Emma’s painted nails and adding “OMG they’re so amazing”.

Classic Viking!

Luke the Ultimate Dad

Luke was quick to announce that he has two kids and that his children are the most important aspect of his life.

Of course, his passionate commitment and loving, mature outlook on life blew away Emma.

Not to mention us…

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Luke, First Dates Hotel, E4

Emma the Ultimate Inspiration

The pair clicked effortlessly over dinner as they switched between engaging and serious topics while laughing and flirting in between.

Emma opened up about a troubled past, where she was forced to live with her grandparents because of her mum’s drug abuse.

It was the reason she ended up joining the force so young.

Emma said: I remember walking into this room around nine years old. There was a mattress on the middle of the floor and people that I’d never seen before sat around this mattress with tourniquets, injecting drugs into their veins.”

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

A First Date to Remember

The date finished with both of them agreeing “hell yeah” that they wanted to see each other again.

Emma and Luke bowed out of the restaurant in style and continued dating while in the U.K.

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

Screen Shot: Policewoman and tattooed Emma, First Dates Hotel, E4

 

 

 

WATCH FIRST DATES  SERIES 11 EVERY MONDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 4, AT 10 PM.