The Love Trap cast: meet the contestants joining bachelor David Birtwistle on Channel 4’s new dating show

The show, presented by comedian Joel Dommett, features four contestants looking for love and four who are only competing for the cash prize

Joel Dommett hosts the show, in which personal trainer David Birtwistle looks for love (Picture: Channel 4)Joel Dommett hosts the show, in which personal trainer David Birtwistle looks for love (Picture: Channel 4)
Joel Dommett hosts the show, in which personal trainer David Birtwistle looks for love (Picture: Channel 4)

Channel 4’s latest love show is unlike any other, as eight contestants attempt to win over a bachelor BUT only four are really looking for love.

Hosted by comedian Joel Dommett, The Love Trap involves a mansion full of women who all want to win the bachelor over in attempts to win a cash prize.

Four of the contestants are single and looking for love, the other four are only interested in the money - the catch is that the single man has no idea which ones could be his prospective other half.

For series one, the bachelor is former Too Hot Too Handle singleton David Birtwistle.

At the end of each episode, David has to eliminate one woman and she is brutally dumped through a trap door as David tries to find the girls who are genuine.

So, who are the eight women attempting to be David’s partner? Here we find out who they are, where they are from and their occupation.

The Love Trap 2021 contestants


Chloe (Picture: Channel 4)Chloe (Picture: Channel 4)
Chloe (Picture: Channel 4)

22 year old Chloe is a professional ballroom dancer from Colchester.

She stated before she went into the mansions that her ambition was “definitely to meet somebody.”

“I can work, I can make money. I’ve never relied on anyone else for money. I work hard for it, so if I want to make money, I’ll make it myself,” she added. “I’ve come on here to try and make myself a better person in terms of letting my walls down and things like that.”


Elise (Channel 4)Elise (Channel 4)
Elise (Channel 4)

Essex girl Elise is a Masters student who wants someone tall, dark and handsome.

The 23-year-old said of her ideal type: “I like big shoulders and dark hair – but I want someone who can make me belly laugh.

“It’s not like when you crack a joke and you’re politely like, “Oh, ha ha ha.” Someone who can literally make me laugh so much you can’t breathe and you feel like you’re getting a six pack. I want that!”


Kelly (Picture: Channel 4)Kelly (Picture: Channel 4)
Kelly (Picture: Channel 4)

Dog groomer Kelly is from Birmingham and considers herself as a “glass half full” girl.

The 26-year-old added that she is “a bubbly person,” and “Generally happy, bubbly, positive.”

While she always tries to see the positive in tricky situations, she said her star signs means she can also be fiery.

“I’m a Leo, so I’ve got that fire inside of me sometimes when needed,” she said.


Demi (Picture: Channel 4)Demi (Picture: Channel 4)
Demi (Picture: Channel 4)

Demi is a model, dancer and actress from Liverpool who spoke following her experience on the show, describing it as a “rollercoaster”.

The 28 year old is the oldest contestant attempting to win over the heart of 30-year-old David.

“I absolutely loved being with the girls and I really loved getting to know David and we honestly had the best time,” she said. "It was a rollercoaster. One day I was crying, the next day I was happy and the next day I was doing a catwalk or the splits and the next day I’m losing my head, about to kick off. You get so wrapped up in it."


Eleanor (Picture: Channel 4)Eleanor (Picture: Channel 4)
Eleanor (Picture: Channel 4)

Barnsley lass Eleanor, 25, is a Customer service and NHS admin worker who knows what her usual type is.

She’s looking for someone tall, dark and handsome, so will 5’11” brunette Birtwistle be her idea of handsome?

Eleanor told Channel 4: "I feel like my typical type is just your typical tall, dark, and handsome. Someone who makes me laugh, someone that I can trust. I don’t ask for much, so where’s my man at?!"


Thea (Picture: Channel 4)Thea (Picture: Channel 4)
Thea (Picture: Channel 4)

23 year old waitress Thea from Haywards Heath, Sussex, likes a man who is more mature than the guys her age.

She said of her ideal other half: "I’m looking for someone that is a bit older than me, someone who’s got their life together and has ambition.”

While David has his own personal training company and is a Nike ambassador, she also said she needs someone who is a bit rough around the edges and has good fun.

Thea added: “Someone that has got a good sense of humour, not a pretty boy, but someone that definitely cares about what they look like. Someone that’s into fitness. Someone that’s confident. So I don’t ask for much!"


J’Harie (Picture: Channel 4)J’Harie (Picture: Channel 4)
J’Harie (Picture: Channel 4)

Office manager J’Harie, from Reading, is playing it cool, keeping her cards close to her chest and hopes she can find love and some cash.

The 26-year-old said: “I would definitely say that love is more important to me, but obviously money is sweet as well. Makes the world go round.”


Saran (Picture: Channel 4)Saran (Picture: Channel 4)
Saran (Picture: Channel 4)

Classical musician Saran is the only Welsh contestant on the show.

The 25-year-old is said to be taking part in the show to step outside her comfort zone.

"It’s something new and exciting, and I think that’s why it drew my attention a little more than something like Love Island, because God knows what could happen with this show. It could blow up,” she said.

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