One of the contributors to appear on The Undateables, Tammy Saunders (featured in the below video) is taking part in the show in the hope of finding someone to share her life with. Two years ago the 34-year-old suffered life-threatening blood poisoning as a result of contracting meningococcal septicaemia, which caused her limbs to swell to twice their size and her kidneys to fail.
When her nose and lips went completely black, doctors were forced to deliver the news that her skin would never recover, something Saunders dealt with with remarkable bravery.
"I couldn’t compute it was me,” she said, “but I was determined to remain positive. I thought that while it may look horrendous now, it would get better. More than anything I was grateful to be alive.
"I applied to be on The Undateables because I was trying to hold on to as much of the old me as I could. I don’t want to be alone forever and I want to find someone who loves me for me. I am the same me whether I have 50 operations on my face or none."
Tammy appears on the first episode of series 5 with Gary, a bicycle engineer from Norfolk.