Pendle model to appear on TV dating show

John Sagar hopes to set hearts racing in The Love Machine

John Sagar hopes to set hearts racing in The Love Machine

First published in Pendle

A MODEL from Pendle is hoping to get hearts racing when he appears on reality dating show The Love Machine.

John Sagar, 26, is set to appear on three episodes of the Sky Living programme hosted by Chris Moyles and Stacey Solomon later this month.

The newly launched the show gives contestants the option to ditch or date, initially based just on looks.

Eight contestants are in pods which light up. If the person choosing likes what he or she sees, they invite the other down to ask questions ahead of a potential date.

John, who is from Keighley Road in Laneshawbridge, went to London to film the show in November and last month returned to film a follow up programme.

The former Nelson and Colne College student who has modelled with Playgirl photographer Tom Watkin, and appeared as the Genie in “Aladdin” at York Opera House, is not able to reveal whether he was lucky in love.

He said: “I’ve never really thought about going on a dating show. I had been single for about a year and my friend called saying that he was approached to be on The Love Machine but he had a girlfriend. He gave me the number to call so I thought I would give it a go.

“About an hour later I had a Skype interview asking me about what types of girls I liked and quizzing me on previous relationships. I honestly didn’t think I had been successful so I was shocked when I received a call later that day asking me to go to London two days later.

“I found the who experience quite nerve–wracking. The studio has about 500 people watching live and millions more viewers will be switching on at home.

“When your light goes on in your pod there are lots of screams from the audience. It was a strange experience because you are totally scrutinised by the way you look.

“It was a fantastic experience and I have applied for quiz shows since but I wouldn’t go on another dating show.”

To see if John falls head over heels or heartbroken tune in to the first of the three episodes scheduled to be aired at 6pm on Sky Living on Sunday, April 29. The other two episodes being aired on the subsequent Sundays.

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10:57am Thu 12 Apr 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

get a life
get a life everywhere is sh1t
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11:05am Thu 12 Apr 12

I_Love_Mommy says...

'millions more viewers will be switching on at home'. I won't be, I threw out the idiot lantern a long long time ago, along with 30,000 others last year !
'millions more viewers will be switching on at home'. I won't be, I threw out the idiot lantern a long long time ago, along with 30,000 others last year ! I_Love_Mommy
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12:01pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Troy McCLur says...

How does that Pretenders song go..?? "I love myself, I want you to love me, I touch myself I want you to touch me... I don't like anybody else, when I think about me I touch myself.. IIIIiiii la la la"
How does that Pretenders song go..?? "I love myself, I want you to love me, I touch myself I want you to touch me... I don't like anybody else, when I think about me I touch myself.. IIIIiiii la la la" Troy McCLur
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12:46pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Cha'mone MF says...

And when he gets booted off this show he can go and wave a flag around at the Blackpool Pride march.
And when he gets booted off this show he can go and wave a flag around at the Blackpool Pride march. Cha'mone MF
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2:28pm Thu 12 Apr 12

swizz says...

Troy you muppet, it was the Divinyls who sang that song :)
Troy you muppet, it was the Divinyls who sang that song :) swizz
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6:54pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Binnsey of Burnley says...

you can buy a sun tan, but you can't buy a personality.........
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you can buy a sun tan, but you can't buy a personality......... ..... Binnsey of Burnley
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7:36pm Thu 12 Apr 12

M-Louise says...

How gullible are the general public, obviously ‘I_Love_Mommy’ your idiot lantern is well and truly with you, not once does he come across as arrogant in the article even stating that he wouldn’t do it again, he was scrutinised aesthetically and found the whole process ‘nerve-wracking’
. You’d think coming from a small area of Lancashire, he would have the support and back-up of his fellow countrymen, sounds like a bunch of bitter trolls to me. I highly doubt he’ll be waving the flag around Blackpool anytime soon, even so, better publicity, seems like he’s doing ok for himself considering other achievements mentioned in the piece. Put your pacifiers back in your mouths.
How gullible are the general public, obviously ‘I_Love_Mommy’ your idiot lantern is well and truly with you, not once does he come across as arrogant in the article even stating that he wouldn’t do it again, he was scrutinised aesthetically and found the whole process ‘nerve-wracking’ . You’d think coming from a small area of Lancashire, he would have the support and back-up of his fellow countrymen, sounds like a bunch of bitter trolls to me. I highly doubt he’ll be waving the flag around Blackpool anytime soon, even so, better publicity, seems like he’s doing ok for himself considering other achievements mentioned in the piece. Put your pacifiers back in your mouths. M-Louise
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10:17pm Thu 12 Apr 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

M-Louise wrote:
How gullible are the general public, obviously ‘I_Love_Mommy’ your idiot lantern is well and truly with you, not once does he come across as arrogant in the article even stating that he wouldn’t do it again, he was scrutinised aesthetically and found the whole process ‘nerve-wracking’

. You’d think coming from a small area of Lancashire, he would have the support and back-up of his fellow countrymen, sounds like a bunch of bitter trolls to me. I highly doubt he’ll be waving the flag around Blackpool anytime soon, even so, better publicity, seems like he’s doing ok for himself considering other achievements mentioned in the piece. Put your pacifiers back in your mouths.
you want him ? dont you
[quote][p][bold]M-Louise[/bold] wrote: How gullible are the general public, obviously ‘I_Love_Mommy’ your idiot lantern is well and truly with you, not once does he come across as arrogant in the article even stating that he wouldn’t do it again, he was scrutinised aesthetically and found the whole process ‘nerve-wracking’ . You’d think coming from a small area of Lancashire, he would have the support and back-up of his fellow countrymen, sounds like a bunch of bitter trolls to me. I highly doubt he’ll be waving the flag around Blackpool anytime soon, even so, better publicity, seems like he’s doing ok for himself considering other achievements mentioned in the piece. Put your pacifiers back in your mouths.[/p][/quote]you want him ? dont you everywhere is sh1t
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10:30pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Manda86 says...

Just to address everyone who is slating John, i'm not sure why, i went on the show-i'm from Colne, John is one of the most sound guys you could meet, fun and unjudging. People who **** obviously don't have enough exciting things going on in their lives, the whole experience of the show was fun and amazing. Are you so stupid to turn down the chance of something to tell the grandkids and £1000 in cash as well as a holiday to a 5* golf resort?? I don't understand what more you could want and if you don't the sound of it...don't bloody watch it!!
Just to address everyone who is slating John, i'm not sure why, i went on the show-i'm from Colne, John is one of the most sound guys you could meet, fun and unjudging. People who **** obviously don't have enough exciting things going on in their lives, the whole experience of the show was fun and amazing. Are you so stupid to turn down the chance of something to tell the grandkids and £1000 in cash as well as a holiday to a 5* golf resort?? I don't understand what more you could want and if you don't the sound of it...don't bloody watch it!! Manda86
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2:13am Fri 13 Apr 12

nice person says...

M-Louise wrote:
How gullible are the general public, obviously ‘I_Love_Mommy’ your idiot lantern is well and truly with you, not once does he come across as arrogant in the article even stating that he wouldn’t do it again, he was scrutinised aesthetically and found the whole process ‘nerve-wracking’

. You’d think coming from a small area of Lancashire, he would have the support and back-up of his fellow countrymen, sounds like a bunch of bitter trolls to me. I highly doubt he’ll be waving the flag around Blackpool anytime soon, even so, better publicity, seems like he’s doing ok for himself considering other achievements mentioned in the piece. Put your pacifiers back in your mouths.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]M-Louise[/bold] wrote: How gullible are the general public, obviously ‘I_Love_Mommy’ your idiot lantern is well and truly with you, not once does he come across as arrogant in the article even stating that he wouldn’t do it again, he was scrutinised aesthetically and found the whole process ‘nerve-wracking’ . You’d think coming from a small area of Lancashire, he would have the support and back-up of his fellow countrymen, sounds like a bunch of bitter trolls to me. I highly doubt he’ll be waving the flag around Blackpool anytime soon, even so, better publicity, seems like he’s doing ok for himself considering other achievements mentioned in the piece. Put your pacifiers back in your mouths.[/p][/quote]Well said. nice person
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9:49am Fri 13 Apr 12

Three fingered Ewood fan says...

Manda86 wrote:
Just to address everyone who is slating John, i'm not sure why, i went on the show-i'm from Colne, John is one of the most sound guys you could meet, fun and unjudging. People who **** obviously don't have enough exciting things going on in their lives, the whole experience of the show was fun and amazing. Are you so stupid to turn down the chance of something to tell the grandkids and £1000 in cash as well as a holiday to a 5* golf resort?? I don't understand what more you could want and if you don't the sound of it...don't bloody watch it!!
Something to tell the grandkids? Those types don't usually have grand children as they tend to either shoot at the wrong target or all over the carpet.
[quote][p][bold]Manda86[/bold] wrote: Just to address everyone who is slating John, i'm not sure why, i went on the show-i'm from Colne, John is one of the most sound guys you could meet, fun and unjudging. People who **** obviously don't have enough exciting things going on in their lives, the whole experience of the show was fun and amazing. Are you so stupid to turn down the chance of something to tell the grandkids and £1000 in cash as well as a holiday to a 5* golf resort?? I don't understand what more you could want and if you don't the sound of it...don't bloody watch it!![/p][/quote]Something to tell the grandkids? Those types don't usually have grand children as they tend to either shoot at the wrong target or all over the carpet. Three fingered Ewood fan
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9:54am Fri 13 Apr 12

Manda86 says...

Did you mis read???? I WAS ON THE SHOW TOO??? I am a decent hard working woman with my own salon in town. I had a good upbringing and i really think that all this b*tchyness is for lack of something interesting in your own lives. The show was fun and your comments show how small minded and petty you are as a person.
Did you mis read???? I WAS ON THE SHOW TOO??? I am a decent hard working woman with my own salon in town. I had a good upbringing and i really think that all this b*tchyness is for lack of something interesting in your own lives. The show was fun and your comments show how small minded and petty you are as a person. Manda86
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10:07am Fri 13 Apr 12

Three fingered Ewood fan says...

You were on the show too. The type of show that attracts small minded and petty people like yourself more like. It was hardly something of value, but just more chewing gum for the eyes. You'll be telling me that you find Big Brother mentally stimulating next.
You were on the show too. The type of show that attracts small minded and petty people like yourself more like. It was hardly something of value, but just more chewing gum for the eyes. You'll be telling me that you find Big Brother mentally stimulating next. Three fingered Ewood fan
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10:37am Fri 13 Apr 12

Three fingered Ewood fan says...

Only messing with you. Appearince on the show might not render you up for a lifetime achievement award, but if it makes you happy then it was worth it for yourself.
Only messing with you. Appearince on the show might not render you up for a lifetime achievement award, but if it makes you happy then it was worth it for yourself. Three fingered Ewood fan
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11:22am Fri 13 Apr 12

Three fingered Ewood fan says...

Doesn't mean I'd go for a pint with him up top though! On no. I hear it enough from the trouble-and-strife about broken nails and white spots above her bum from the sun beds. Don't want to be hearing about a fella, especially not stuff like spiders legs and bikini lines.
Doesn't mean I'd go for a pint with him up top though! On no. I hear it enough from the trouble-and-strife about broken nails and white spots above her bum from the sun beds. Don't want to be hearing about a fella, especially not stuff like spiders legs and bikini lines. Three fingered Ewood fan
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