Every girl wants to meet their prince, but the dating world is one fraught with kissing a few too many frogs. Cue ‘Girlfri3nds’, ITV2’s hit series whereby three girls meet 100 boys, choose six to date and narrow down their choices to just one lucky guy.
Single girls Sarah, Laura and Amy took part in the show, each finding a guy each – Sarah chose suave footballer Danny, Laura favoured the handsome Frenchman Ken and Amy picked cheeky Charlie. We caught a few minutes with local Sheffield lass, Sarah Taylor, for some cheeky goss about the show and to find out what happened next.
How did you get involved in the show?
Basically they kind of came to me. I’d seen this thing on this website, and it said, ‘Could you date loads of men?’, and I just had a laugh, I’d had a drink that night and I was like, what woman wouldn’t want to date a hundred guys? And then I just put like a smiley face and a row of kisses! I never sent anything off saying I want to be involved in the show, I never applied for it, and they were just like, ‘oh yeah, we need to see you’, so I went down to London and that’s how it happened.
So you didn’t know Laura and Amy before you started the show?
Oh no, the first time we met was on camera.
Wow really, on the show you looked like you got on really well, really close friends. So do you still talk to them?
Yeah, I talk to them every day and I see them every week, we do PAs and stuff, so we’re all over the place at the minute with stuff.
So you’re really busy after the show? You came to Sheffield last Tuesday?
Yeah, we did a PA at Viper Rooms, and then I’m absolutely everywhere, I was in Newcastle on Sunday with the guys from Geordie Shore, you know, Gaz and that other guy, Scott, and they were right good fun!
Did you think you would find the love of your life through the show?
I didn’t go into the show with any expectations whatsoever, you know I never really expected anything from it, I just thought; it’s a different way to meet a hundred guys isn’t it? And I think it’s a bit cliché meeting guys in bars, it was just a good laugh and I thought, why not, go for it, have it!
Did you find the process difficult, to narrow down your guys to one?
Why did you choose Danny over everyone else?
I think it’s just the fact that I got along with him better, I kind of had a bit of a connection with Danny.
Was it really awkward having to play out your dates in front of the camera? Do you think it made a difference?
Yes, especially that one with Mitch, I felt really, really, really bad, and then I said to him, ‘Oh, will we be friends and stuff’, and he was like, ‘Oh no no no, I don’t want anything to do with you’! He pulled his camera off and everything, he said, ‘I’ve got enough mates’ and he was really upset. I was proper in an awkward situation.
Did you have any fights for the same men?
No never, it wasn’t really about that.
Yes I suppose you all liked different things, you weren’t really attracted to the same people?
Yeah because Sam and Danny [two of Sarah’s chosen guys] went on dates with Laura and Amy, and I just thought to myself, you know if Laura likes him or whatever, I’ll just kind of back up, you know what I mean? There was no jealousy amongst us three, you know some people say three’s a crowd, but seriously it’s not, I can’t say I’m closer to Amy or I’m closer to Laura, I just love them both the same.
Were you worried the guys were only interested to be on TV?
Yeah well, I was, to be fair, I made a bad choice really, with picking Danny. I’ve never seen him since the show, he was supposed to come and meet me that weekend after the show, and he said to me that he was going to come to my house that weekend, and he never came up, and ignored my texts for two weeks, so then that said it all. And then I found out that he’s done ‘Love Machine’ and he’s been an extra on TOWIE and I just thought, ‘oh I’ve proper made a mistake here’, but never mind… But Amy and Charlie are still together, Laura and Ken, they’re not.
Oh really? Laura seemed to really be in love with Ken!
Yeah, he’s a lovely lad, but I think he’s just a bit – there wasn’t enough going off for Laura, she likes somebody to keep her on her toes. She’d just walk all over him.
What was the best part of the experience?
I can’t really say, erm – I’d say I was more nervous for the dates with the lads, going on six dates to start off with, I was really nervous about that bit. But I’d say that was the most exciting part, doing some different activities, getting to know somebody. I had some really, really good days; I mean I went to Bournemouth, I went all up and down the country on these dates and what I was most nervous about was going to their houses, I absolutely like shit bricked, when I had to meet the family and stuff!
I can imagine, normally you probably wouldn’t do that, so early!
Exactly, it wouldn’t happen! But I mean, knowing a man two months and then meeting his family, for a Chinese and stuff, like all in all I’ve only met the guys like three or four times, so yeah, that was a bit surreal like.
Will there be a follow up programme to see how you’ve got on?
I don’t know, there might be, I can’t really say, you never know really. Me, Laura and Amy are doing a show tomorrow, we’re all doing a bungee jump, but that’s just like a documentary to see how your body reacts to putting you through like adrenaline rushes and stuff, I think that’ll be coming on air soon.
Where did you wake up this morning?
In my bed!
Any secret celebrity crushes?
I wouldn’t say it’s a secret as he knows about it – Mark Wright
Describe yourself in three words?
Very random, funny and loyal
Any hidden talents?
I’ve got a Level 1 BSL, which is sign language
If you were a pizza, what would be your topping?
It’s definitely got to be margarita
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