A CHURCH dad has appeared on national TV in search of a date after his daughter entered him in a competion.
Johnny Berthol, 41, of Mill Street, appeared on ITV’s LK Today on Tuesday morning as the first contestant in the show’s Date My Dad competition.
His 12-year-old daughter Pepsi completed an application form about her dad and emailed it to producers. Now Johnny is one of three finalists all in search of their dream companion.
Johnny told presenter Lorraine Kelly about his ideal woman.
He said: "I would like a woman with Denise Van Outen’s hair, Fiona Philips’ face, Carol Vorderman’s breasts and J Lo’s butt."
When Lorraine said it would be practically impossible to find that type of woman, Johnny said he was only joking.
He also told potential dates: "If you want to go on a rollercoaster of emotions, come on this rollercoaster."
The other two finalists, one from Scotland and the other from Cornwall, were featured on Wednesday and Thursday.
Before travelling to London on Monday, Johnny called into the Observer office to talk about his TV debut.
He said: "I was really surprised I was picked. My daughter was messing around on the Internet and filled out an application. TV crews came up last Friday and filmed me and Pepsi. It was very exciting."
Johnny, who works in social services, is hoping to find a family woman with a sense of humour who is not materialistic.
LK Today producers are currently looking at applications from potential dates.
If any suitable applicants are found, the pair will go on a date which will be filmed and screened on television this autumn.
All applications must be received by next Friday.
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