Tammy from Colchester has never had any trouble attracting men and the 34 year old has had three long term boyfriends. But a year and a half ago she contracted Meningococcal Septicaemia, a life threatening blood poisoning, which has left her face disfigured and her confidence knocked.

Over the coming years Tammy will have reconstructive surgery to rebuild the missing part of her nose and mouth, but she does not want to wait till then to find a man. 'I just want to get on with my life – seize every opportunity –and to find a man to do that with would be fantastic.'

Tammy is excited about meeting 47 year old bike enthusiast Gary but the morning of the date her nerves kick in and she fears rejection. 'I suppose it's like that feeling when you're at the top of a rollercoaster, looking forward to it, but at the same time, 'ooh, god, here we go.' Will her worst fears come true or will Tammy be surprised and find romance?