'First Dates' Viewers Heartbroken After Show Reveals Contestant's Tragic News

20 December 2017, 16:07

Norman Whitter, First Dates

By Sam Lucas

Many fans were left in tears following Monday night's show.

When watching First Dates, you often can’t help but feel that you’re a third party at the dinner table with the couples. 

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This is why the news of the show’s contestant, Norman Whitter passing away after filming has broken the hearts of many fans.

The 71-year-old gent appeared on Monday night’s show with his date, Margaret, 73. However as viewers built excitement discovering that the widowers had enjoyed some more dates together post filming - it was soon revealed that Norman had died on holiday in Greece surrounded by his family.

Fans took to Twitter to express their sorrow over the love-hopeful. One tweeted that they, “can’t stop crying” whilst others were in disbelief.

The show paid tribute to the Grandfather of four at the end and also wrote a heartfelt message on Twitter. 

Alongside a picture of Norman and Margaret, the caption read: “After going on several dates, Norman took Margaret to a Masonic ladies night. 

Norman’s motto was to live life to the full. At 72, Norman’s love for life took him to Greece where he sadly passed away surrounded by the family he adored.”

Aww. RIP Norman, you will be missed.