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Rugby league player Keegan Hirst to appear on Celebrity First Dates

By Will Stroude

Former Attitude cover star Keegan Hirst

broke new ground when he became the first British rugby league player to come out as gay last year.

Now, he’s looking for love, and has turned to Channel 4’s First Dates for a helping hand.

The 28-year-old Batley Bulldogs player is set to try and find a spark with Paddy White, a “self-confessed ex-party boy” who takes no fewer than 50 selfies a day, and has even admitted to tweeting during sex.

But if you’ve already started planning your wedding outfits, hold your horses, as it doesn’t seem as though it was the fairytale romance the pair might have hoped for.

Speaking about his experience on the show, Paddy said: “I was eager to make a good impression on Keegan and tried to impress him with my honesty and my humor, maybe I went just a little too far!”

Well well…


Catch Celebrity First Dates this Friday (July 22) on Channel 4 at 9pm.