His quest to find love on The Undateables has made Daniel Wakeford a firm favourite amongst viewers. And this week, the reality star had some exciting news to share – he has a new girlfriend. On Monday, Daniel and his mum Carol appeared on This Morning, during which the 28-year-old spoke about his blossoming romance.
"I met a girl in October, and things are going really well," he revealed, before Carol added: "She doesn't want to be in the public eye just yet, it's early days at the moment."
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The Undateables star Daniel Wakeford revealed he has been in a relationship since October
Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Carol also admitted she had initially stopped her son going on the hit Channel 4 show, explaining that Daniel was asked to appear in the first series but that she had turned it down.
"I didn't like the name of it, so it's a bit naughty, but I said 'No thanks', without asking Daniel," Carol said. "Then a year later he said he wanted to be on the show. I said I didn't think it was a good idea as it didn't sound very nice.
"But then Daniel said, 'Have you watched it mum?' I hadn't, so we all sat down and watched it, and I thought it was really lovely. We applied and got accepted, and the rest is history, as they say."
Daniel's mum Carol admitted she had stopped her son from appearing in the first series of the show
Carol also revealed that Daniel's appearance on The Undateables had encouraged her to create dating events for disabled singletons in the Brighton and Hove area. "These guys don't get the chance to socialise like you and I do, and they end up social isolated and vulnerable," she said.
"There are people meeting up at these events, and it's much more organic. It's gone from strength-to-strength, and now it's not just relationships, just also friendships. There's a group of girls who met who go out for lunch weekly."