First Dates Fans Heartbroken As Contestant Wears Late Husband's Ashes In Jewellery

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First Dates Fans Heartbroken As Contestant Wears Late Husband's Ashes In Jewellery

First Dates viewers were left in tears after a contestant brought a ring containing her late husband's ashes with her on her date.

Shannen Harrison was meeting up with potential love interest Daniel and they were getting on treat. Both of them were laughing as they looked over the menu, but as the conversation progressed, past relationships became the topic of conversation.

Things got emotional when 25-year-old Shannen revealed that her husband died in 2015, aged just 23.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Shannen told 29-year-old office manager Daniel: "I was married.

"I had a proper crush, he went to the school next to me and we used to catch the bus to school together.

"I remember the first time we kissed. We were just lying on the bed and The Lion King was on and it's like one of my favourite Disney films and we were so close to each other.

"And you know when you really want someone to kiss you? And I was like, 'He's not going to do it because he's too shy.'"


She added: "We got married on the Sunday. He passed away 11 days later, it was really sad, someone like that doesn't deserve to die."

She then pointed to her ring, saying: "This is his ashes and this is his birthstone."

In a piece to camera away from Daniel, she said: "He said the only thing he regrets is not having kids. Deep down I think, 'Am I ever going to meet someone like that again?' But I know it will happen."

People were really rooting for the couple.


The pair went out but it looks like things didn't carry on.


Fear not though, it looks like lovely Shannen has found love after all.

One eagle-eyed fan saw that she has put herself as 'in a relationship' on Facebook and appears to have moved in with a new fella.

The first photo of them together was taken in July last year, which adds up - a few of the First Daters have said that the current series was filmed two years ago.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: first dates, Channel 4

Amelia Ward
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