Gavin ‘The Bachelor’ Henson meets the girls! (Episode 1)

Friday night saw the launch of Channel 5 spectacular The Bachelor, starring rugby player and ex-fiancée of Charlotte Church, Gavin Henson. “I’m so excited to have been cast as The Bachelor, as I really feel the time is right for me to find a girl to hopefully spend the rest of my life with,” said […]

Friday night saw the launch of Channel 5 spectacular The Bachelor, starring rugby player and ex-fiancée of Charlotte Church, Gavin Henson.

“I’m so excited to have been cast as The Bachelor, as I really feel the time is right for me to find a girl to hopefully spend the rest of my life with,” said Gavin.

Well, he’s certainly got a lot of choice! Gav was introduced to 25 ball gown clad ladies – each of them clearly desperate to make a lasting first impression.They copped a feel of his ‘guns’, had a cheeky squeeze of his bum, and babbled at such a speed that poor Gav seemed to be struggling to catch up!

And then came Laura. Ah Laura, who seems to think the way to a man’s heart is by forcing him to carry you up a flight of stairs.

“I’m not coming up those stairs unless you carry me. Carry me or I’m going home” demanded raven-haired Laura. Two minutes of cringe-making TV followed, as Gavin dithered, stammered, tried to make a stand…and then gave in, hoisting the singleton in to his arms.

We have a feeling that Laura is going to make brilliant television, but part of us can’t help but wish he’d just turned around and said: “off you go then, go home” – the look on her face would have been priceless! We’re pretty sure she would have scrambled up those stairs sharpish too – on her own two feet.

With so many girls and only one object of affection, there was always going to be bitching, and we weren’t disappointed. “I’m prettier than all of them” whined squeaky-voiced Carianne – and looked ready to hit something when it turned out Gavin didn’t agree, giving his first rose of the show to Blue singer Simon Webb’s ex-girlfriend instead.

Gavin presented roses to the 15 girls he wanted to stay in the competition, leaving ten devastated hopefuls to pack their bags. A pair of blonde twins were two of the girls sent home, and admitted that their choice to miss out on a one-to-one ‘speed-dating’ session with Gavin -because they didn’t have enough time to get ready – was probably a ‘mistake’ – well duh!

Overall we think Gavin did well in the face of so many beautiful girls – although he did seem just a tiny bit awkward – we’re pretty sure most of the guys we know would be seriously intimidated by such a situation!

What did you think? We can’t wait for this week’s show, which contains lap dancing, a dominatrix style performance from scary Laura and much more backstabbing amongst the ladies. Brilliant!