A WOMAN from Barnsley will appear on this week’s episode of dating programme Blind Date.

This Sunday’s episode of the programme, formerly hosted by Cilla Black and now by Paul O’Grady, sees self-professed ‘serial dater’ Laura Beedham, from Cudworth, hoping to turn her luck around after two years of being single.

Laura, 23, said: “My mum applied on my behalf, she’d seen it on Facebook, but I’d never seen the programme before and I didn’t know anything about it until after she’d done it.

“My legs were shaking like there was no tomorrow, I didn’t realise I would be there in front of 500 people.

“My mum and dad keep trying to shove me down the aisle. I’ve been single for two years and they’ve been pushing me to find someone.”

The episode, filmed late last year, sees Laura get to know three men who could be her ‘Mr Right’, before choosing one of them to jet off to Lisbon, Portugal with – all without ever coming face-to-face.

Find out how Laura gets on when Blind Date airs on Channel Five on Sunday at 8pm.