Gethin Jones goes online in his search for true love

Gethin Jones has revealed he is thinking of turning to the internet to find love.

The Welsh TV presenter may be a well known heart-throb, but he told The Sun he finds it difficult to meet potential girlfriends and is thinking of signing up to dating app Tinder.

Gethin - who split from fiancee Katherine Jenkins in 2011 after four years together - revealed: "I went on Tinder with my mate the other day as I find it absolutely fascinating.

"I spent some time in America recently and guys there are just on it because they want to have sex.

"But I would like to go on there and meet someone nice for a date as it makes it easier.

"I am 36 now. Where do you meet girls? In a bar? I don't know. It is really difficult to meet people."

The host of ITV quiz show The 21st Question has been linked to TV presenter Amanda Byram. But he insisted they are just friends, saying: "All my mates are like, 'You are a legend!' but if only that was reality.

"Amanda and I became friends after we did a Sport Relief thing together."

And in the meantime, Gethin is open to offers on social media.

He said: "If women want to find me they can tweet me. That would be lovely if any girls out there fancied a date!"


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.