What happened to The Ordinary Boys' Preston? He's on Celebrity First Dates!

Published Tuesday, Jul 12 2016, 20:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Chantelle Houghton's ex-husband Preston is set to make a return to the spotlight in a new episode of Celebrity First Dates.

The Ordinary Boys singer - real name Samuel Preston - found fame alongside Chantelle in the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother, however, after their resulting marriage failed, he disappeared into the abyss.

Samuel Preston to appear on Celebrity First Dates - 12 July 2016

© Channel 4

But this Friday (15 July) 34-year-old Preston is making a comeback after signing up to Channel 4 dating show Celebrity First Dates!

In a preview, Preston can be seen talking to First Dates maƮtre d' Fred Sirieix, but he nervously laughs when asked: "Didn't you marry the last girl you dated on TV?"

He is then seen telling his date: "Like, I was in Celebrity Big Brother...10 years ago." But she replies: "To be honest, I'm not very good with famous people." Ouch!

Preston, who was married to Chantelle for just over a year, clearly has high hopes for finding love. He told the producers: "I am genuinely hopeful you can find me someone."

Chantelle Houghton and Samuel Preston hit The Lanes for some retail therapy
Brighton, England - 21.05.07


Fans were surprised to see Preston in the trailer, which aired at the end of last week's show, and unfortunately they were quick to comment on his appearance.

One tweeted: "Blimey what on earth happened to Preston? #firstdates." Another added: "Preston looks OLD. He looks like his own dad. #firstdates."

Come on, guys, an entire decade has gone by since his Chantelle love story!

Speaking of Chantelle, she hasn't commented in his First Dates appearance. We wonder if she will be tuning in though...?

Celebrity First Dates, 9pm, C4, Friday 15 July.