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Old 28-02-2012, 19:16
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iv read around on the internet today and it seems everybody is shocked that Danny was gay. I knew he was gay I could tell by everything about him, even if he walked past me in the street id just know - he is very camp. i dont understand how people got the impression hes straight?

I just cannot piece together in my mind how Dean is straight? He really came across that he was hiding a secret and I didnt find his reaction to Danny being gay as genuine. so i also dont understand how i failed to spot his sexuality haha, I think everybodys gaydars were fooled by E4 , it was a brilliant series.

Sven is a complete bell end... I think the hatred is pretty justified, i dislike the fact that he was so anti gay and put on an act that at times bordered on homophobic and then he turned out to be one. sneaky man

Does anybody know what Jordans last name is? dont wanna forget him in a hurry he was beautiful
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Old 28-02-2012, 19:31
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iv read around on the internet today and it seems everybody is shocked that Danny was gay. I knew he was gay I could tell by everything about him, even if he walked past me in the street id just know - he is very camp. i dont understand how people got the impression hes straight?

I just cannot piece together in my mind how Dean is straight? He really came across that he was hiding a secret and I didnt find his reaction to Danny being gay as genuine. so i also dont understand how i failed to spot his sexuality haha, I think everybodys gaydars were fooled by E4 , it was a brilliant series.

Sven is a complete bell end... I think the hatred is pretty justified, i dislike the fact that he was so anti gay and put on an act that at times bordered on homophobic and then he turned out to be one. sneaky man

Does anybody know what Jordans last name is? dont wanna forget him in a hurry he was beautiful
Why would the hatred be justified? Sven played a pretty good game, and, as others have posted before, he was much more honest with Cara than Sam. Also, I don't recall him saying anything anti-gay or homophobic.
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Old 28-02-2012, 20:37
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Why would the hatred be justified? Sven played a pretty good game, and, as others have posted before, he was much more honest with Cara than Sam. Also, I don't recall him saying anything anti-gay or homophobic.
I thought this. I just laughed (and audibly gasped) when Sven turned out to be gay. I respect him for doing what he set out to do; challenging perceptions of homosexuals. I half-wish he had won and it was looking like he would.

I'm still a bit sceptical about Dean. Danny, however, was so obvious it was ridiculous. He should have been found out so much sooner. I know Cara didn't see his erection comment but bahahaha.
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Old 28-02-2012, 20:39
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Sven played a good game, he had pretty much everyone fooled. And the object of it show was to play it straight, he did a better job than anyone. I don't think he deserves to be hated. He viewed it as a game and didn't play with anyone's feelings or ever get personal.

Sam on the other hand. I could understand why Cara wouldn't want to talk to him.
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Old 28-02-2012, 20:48
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I thought this. I just laughed (and audibly gasped) when Sven turned out to be gay. I respect him for doing what he set out to do; challenging perceptions of homosexuals. I half-wish he had won and it was looking like he would.

I'm still a bit sceptical about Dean. Danny, however, was so obvious it was ridiculous. He should have been found out so much sooner. I know Cara didn't see his erection comment but bahahaha.
It clearly wasn't obvious as few people guessed him as Gay (though I did )but really Danny is no more or less "camp" than many of the straight guys I know.
Danny and Ben were being interviewed on the radio this morning and they asked Danny about that comment apparently the producers (who obviously all knew he was gay) asked him jokingly when he came out if had been turned on and he said that for a joke playing along and then they cut it in as if he had been serious
Those pesky editors

I agree that hating on Sven is ridiculous. He was funny and played the game very well. And as others pointed out he didn't try to mess with Cara's head...like Sam
or throw his brothers prospective boyfriend under the bus...like Sam
(to be fair to Sam he did admit he went too far) from twitter at least it seems like they are still friends too. Probably cause she won 25k so I doubt she cares too much
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Old 28-02-2012, 21:00
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Sven tried really hard to give off the impression that he was ''SO NOT GAY'', maybe homophobic is the wrong word but he just had something very cunning and sly about him, i could tell he was lying though as every time he mentioned his sexuality or discussed anybody elses his face would go red and he started sweating.

Maybe its were im from but Danny doesnt act, or look like any straight male i know, if he lived up here i think pretty much everyone would presume hes gay, from his mannerisms and the way he speaks and also the way he looks. maybe more men in essex act that way but atleast to me he comes across as stereotypical gay (even if he doesnt act that way on purpose)

im gonna watch the series again, now i know whos gay and straight... see if things fall into place a bit better! however i can never see myself getting over the fact that Dean is straight haha!!
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Old 28-02-2012, 21:02
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It clearly wasn't obvious as few people guessed him as Gay (though I did )but really Danny is no more or less "camp" than many of the straight guys I know.
Danny and Ben were being interviewed on the radio this morning and they asked Danny about that comment apparently the producers (who obviously all knew he was gay) asked him jokingly when he came out if had been turned on and he said that for a joke playing along and then they cut it in as if he had been serious
Those pesky editors

I agree that hating on Sven is ridiculous. He was funny and played the game very well. And as others pointed out he didn't try to mess with Cara's head...like Sam
or throw his brothers prospective boyfriend under the bus...like Sam
(to be fair to Sam he did admit he went too far) from twitter at least it seems like they are still friends too. Probably cause she won 25k so I doubt she cares too much
Pesky editors indeed.

Did we like Ben more than Sam then? I just don't see why Cara decided Ben should go before Sam. They're identical in every way if we're going on the basis of our gay detection skills. Sam just happened to try to portray a kind of love which was crafty, I must admit, but it is a game. Sam said that the final wouldn't be the end no matter what happened. That seems like genuine friendship.
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Old 28-02-2012, 21:05
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Maybe its were im from but Danny doesnt act, or look like any straight male i know, if he lived up here i think pretty much everyone would presume hes gay, from his mannerisms and the way he speaks and also the way he looks. maybe more men in essex act that way but atleast to me he comes across as stereotypical gay (even if he doesnt act that way on purpose)
I'm from Essex, I don't think any straight guys are like that.
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Old 28-02-2012, 21:12
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Pesky editors indeed.

Did we like Ben more than Sam then? I just don't see why Cara decided Ben should go before Sam. They're identical in every way if we're going on the basis of our gay detection skills. Sam just happened to try to portray a kind of love which was crafty, I must admit, but it is a game. Sam said that the final wouldn't be the end no matter what happened. That seems like genuine friendship.
I fancied Sam more (they look quite a bit different too me, even though they are identical) but Ben just seems like a lovelier person if that makes sense. He is a sweetie Sam not so much lol

And I really don't get why people think Danny was "camp" he isn't particularly. And the point of this show is too prove that you can't really tell if someone is gay from the way they act or speak or any other stereotypes. Dean being straight and Sven and Danny being gay just proves it.
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Old 28-02-2012, 21:19
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Just got round to watching it this evening and well, oh my god! Can not believe it. My predictions going into the final were Dean - Gay, Sven - Straight, Sam - Straight, Danny - Gay so I at least got one right. I was just so convinced on Sven. He played it absolutely brilliantly, and in all honesty I kind of wish he'd won. I actually think he's super fit as well, which no one else has really said.

I did question Sam heavily when he said to Cara on their date that whatever happens he still wanted to keep in contact. Well why would you say that if you were really into Cara and not lying? Surely thats a given? But I wrongly stuck to my prediction.

And that's really quite a shame about the low ratings and a surprise, a ton of my friends watch it and seem to really enjoy it. I honestly do hope they make another one anyway, For 6 years I was waiting for this one and it sure as hell did not dissapoint!
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Old 28-02-2012, 21:35
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iv read around on the internet today and it seems everybody is shocked that Danny was gay. I knew he was gay I could tell by everything about him, even if he walked past me in the street id just know - he is very camp. i dont understand how people got the impression hes straight?

I just cannot piece together in my mind how Dean is straight? He really came across that he was hiding a secret and I didnt find his reaction to Danny being gay as genuine. so i also dont understand how i failed to spot his sexuality haha, I think everybodys gaydars were fooled by E4 , it was a brilliant series.

Sven is a complete bell end... I think the hatred is pretty justified, i dislike the fact that he was so anti gay and put on an act that at times bordered on homophobic and then he turned out to be one. sneaky man

Does anybody know what Jordans last name is? dont wanna forget him in a hurry he was beautiful
I agree with you to an extent on Danny. I was never totally convinced he was straight (looks gay, talks gay), but something about his mannerisms made me think he might be straight. I wasn't at all surprised he turned out to be gay though.

I disagree with you about Dean and Sven. I thought Dean's reaction to Danny being gay seemed absolutely genuine (it turns out it probably was too). I thought Dean was gay initially, but I changed my mind about him and Danny in the last two weeks. Goodness knows why I ever thought Sam was a double-bluff!

As for Sven, I think he played a clever game and should be congratulated on being runner-up. What would be the point in him being on the show if he didn't try to win? As someone else mentioned, he didn't play with Cara's feelings like Sam did. I can't comment on his personality outside the show; I can only judge him on what we saw, and I thought he was OK. Just my opinion.

Glad Cara picked Dean, anyway.
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Old 28-02-2012, 21:57
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i wonder if Sams head really was a bit ****ed like he said? Hes a bit sly I think, Ben seems like a nicer person and in his cast interview he said that he would rather take part then win, which i thought was sweet.

I really hope they make a new season cos i want to apply for it haha! and i do agree with the person who said Sven is good looking, he is. just came across as a bell end but maybe thats just the way hes portrayed. Sam and Ben also good looking, shame they are all gay but Jordan was definetly the pick of the bunch i think im a bit in love with him!
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:00
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I fancied Sam more (they look quite a bit different too me, even though they are identical) but Ben just seems like a lovelier person if that makes sense. He is a sweetie Sam not so much lol

And I really don't get why people think Danny was "camp" he isn't particularly. And the point of this show is too prove that you can't really tell if someone is gay from the way they act or speak or any other stereotypes. Dean being straight and Sven and Danny being gay just proves it.
I didn't fancy Danny, Ben or Sam as such, but I thought they were all easy on the eye! I agree that Ben seemed to have a much sweeter personality than Sam, probably because he wasn't making any serious effort to be anything other than himself. There was always something about Sam I never trusted. I think that contributed quite a bit to them looking more different to each other than you would normally expect.

I do think Danny sounds gay when he talks (particularly the way he said "sausage" in the second episode!), but I overlooked that because he didn't seem particularly camp, as you say. I always thought Sven was probably gay, even though he didn't act it, so that was no shock for me. In fact, there were no shocks for me in the final, contrary to three of my original predictions. Dean genuinely did seem to me like the last straight man standing during that final episode. I didn't know that Cara was going to pick him, but I'm so pleased her feminine intuition came good for her when she most needed it.
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:06
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I didn't fancy Danny, Ben or Sam as such, but I thought they were all easy on the eye! I agree that Ben seemed to have a much sweeter personality than Sam, probably because he wasn't making any serious effort to be anything other than himself. There was always something about Sam I never trusted. I think that contributed quite a bit to them looking more different to each other than you would normally expect.

I do think Danny sounds gay when he talks (particularly the way he said "sausage" in the second episode!), but I overlooked that because he didn't seem particularly camp, as you say. I always thought Sven was probably gay, even though he didn't act it, so that was no shock for me. In fact, there were no shocks for me in the final, contrary to three of my original predictions. Dean genuinely did seem to me like the last straight man standing during that final episode. I didn't know that Cara was going to pick him, but I'm so pleased her feminine intuition came good for her when she most needed it.
At the risk of endorsing a stereotype
I knew Dean could never be gay he was nowhere near fabulous enough
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:15
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i wonder if Sams head really was a bit ****ed like he said? Hes a bit sly I think, Ben seems like a nicer person and in his cast interview he said that he would rather take part then win, which i thought was sweet.

I really hope they make a new season cos i want to apply for it haha! and i do agree with the person who said Sven is good looking, he is. just came across as a bell end but maybe thats just the way hes portrayed. Sam and Ben also good looking, shame they are all gay but Jordan was definetly the pick of the bunch i think im a bit in love with him!
Sam didn't come across as a particularly nice person in my opinion (I don't like to use the word sly), but I think it's quite likely there's some truth in his claim. I like to see the good in everyone. Yes, Ben did seem much nicer for the reasons I gave in my previous post.

I think Jordan came across as a nice lad, but I think he was a bit young for Cara and not really her type (nor mine), which was possibly one reason for eliminating him. However, I can see why women (and gay men) would find him attractive.

I've absolutely loved this series, so I hope so much that they'll bring it back again next year.
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:23
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At the risk of endorsing a stereotype
I knew Dean could never be gay he was nowhere near fabulous enough
haha Dean was the best looking on the show!
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:24
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i wonder if Sams head really was a bit ****ed like he said? Hes a bit sly I think, Ben seems like a nicer person and in his cast interview he said that he would rather take part then win, which i thought was sweet.

I really hope they make a new season cos i want to apply for it haha! and i do agree with the person who said Sven is good looking, he is. just came across as a bell end but maybe thats just the way hes portrayed. Sam and Ben also good looking, shame they are all gay but Jordan was definetly the pick of the bunch i think im a bit in love with him!
I'm curious whether they would wait a while again before the next series or if this 7 year break was completely unintentional. I mean, I think 7 years is certainly enough time for a concept not to cross someone's mind when they're presented with the opportunity to go on such a show.

I don't know whether the girl has to be unaware of the situation when she applies. Cara just got very annoying mistrusting everyone.
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:28
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haha Dean was the best looking on the show!
Heck no. Ben was.
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Old 28-02-2012, 22:32
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I'm curious whether they would wait a while again before the next series or if this 7 year break was completely unintentional. I mean, I think 7 years is certainly enough time for a concept not to cross someone's mind when they're presented with the opportunity to go on such a show.

I don't know whether the girl has to be unaware of the situation when she applies. Cara just got very annoying mistrusting everyone.
I think because there'd been a seven year break, they were able to fool Cara and the straight guys to appear on the show under false pretences. I don't think that long a break was necessarily intentional. I don't see why they can't have another series next year and be upfront with the girl and the straight men at the outset. The show could still work.
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Old 28-02-2012, 23:20
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No way, Dean and Danny were the best looking. Ben's attractive, but I wouldn't say he was good-looking.
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Old 28-02-2012, 23:21
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Sven, Dean, Danny > Twins
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Old 28-02-2012, 23:23
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haha Dean was the best looking on the show!
In your opinion not in mine

*coughs* Sam *coughs*


and being fabulous has nothing to do with physical attractiveness
I meant Dean was a bit of a drip.

Interesting the only one who didn't look shocked when Danny was eliminated and gay was Sam infact he looked guilty as all hell (I wonder why)
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Old 29-02-2012, 08:59
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Before the final can I just remind you all that from day one I CONFIRMED
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Some people seemed to doubt me, but I guess you'll soon find out.
Funny how you've disappeared now...! Glad I don't believe every spoiler I read!!
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Old 29-02-2012, 11:10
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Was really surprised with Dean - nice to see on tv you don't have to be macho macho to be straight.

Sven was a shocker. LOVE that he is gay - for the same reasons Sam stated
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Old 29-02-2012, 14:41
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I've absolutely loved this series, so I hope so much that they'll bring it back again next year.
Really hope they do too, although I'd love a playing it gay series instead. Be intresting to see how far a straight man would go for 50k
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