DIVA caught up with Faye and Sarah to get the gossip from their first date 


If you didn’t catch Flirty Dancing on Channel 4 last week, we advise you to come back to this once you have – spoilers are up ahead. 

Trust us, it’s worth the watch. It’s made TV history by becoming the UK’s first dance-show to feature a female same-sex couple. 

The premise of the show is as follows:

“Flirty Dancing sees two disillusioned daters taught two halves of the same bespoke dance. Across a week they train separately, working with Ashley Banjo and his team to get to grips with their routine. 

“The pair then meet for the first time in a cinematic setting where they don’t speak, just dance, deciding afterwards based on the dance alone whether they want to go on a second date.” 

Last week’s episode featured Faye and Sarah and you can read more about it here.

Both were ready for romance but it was in that first moment of physical intimacy that they would know if they have a connection or not. 

Faye got so emotional after the first date in the episode and it’s heartwarming to watch. “That was so emotional and she’s just so beautiful. I really feel like there was a connection.”

Sarah certainly agreed, immediately saying: “The first time we looked at each other we had a glint in our eye. There was a spark there.”

But would the spark be enough to make it to date number two? Of course it was! The pair were so cute chatting all things marriage and children on their second date, as lesbians do. 

DIVA loved this episode so much and we wanted to know what happened after the show for Faye and Sarah. Here’s what the pair had to say about their date. 🌈

Faye and Sarah performing their dance for the first date


“Having danced with Sarah, the date was just as wonderful. The setting was perfect and the date was magic. We met two days ago to catch up after the show aired at the Christmas market and had so much to talk about. It was a really fun night!”


“The date exceeded all expectations, it was so comfortable and natural, conversation flowed easily and it was just a lovely date, in a lovely location, with a lovely girl. 

We have been chatting since, and then we met up in Birmingham for some drinks, and I just felt so comfortable. There were no awkward silences, it was like we had known each other for years! 

I feel the dance helped break down any boundaries or walls we may have had, so it was just really relaxed and I had such an amazing time.

We had probably a few too many cocktails and ended up in the gay village dancing to Madonna, so all in all, a great night.

Faye is the loveliest person. She’s such a strong, smart and funny girl, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t have wanted to go through this magical experience with anyone else.”

Faye and Sarah on their most recent date

Please keep up the good work Channel 4, we’re looking forward to seeing plenty more queer couples on the show.

You can catch Flirty Dancing on Channel 4 on Fridays at 8pm. 💃

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