Pictured Mike Sumner and Zoe Welch. A First Dates contestant who found love with the woman he matched with on the show has married her after being given just five years left to live. See SWNS story SWFTdates. Mike Sumner, 38, who has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) - where the nerve cells in the brain gradually stop working - tied the knot with Zoe Welch, 31, in an intimate wedding surrounded by close family and friends in a relative's garden, Silsden, Bradford, West Yorkshire. The pair - who met on Channel 4s dating show First Dates in March 2020 and are remembered for Zoes impressive downing of a pint - planned their wedding in just three months after Mike's health started to deteriorate. The couple chose to have a small town hall ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall on 30th August 2022 followed by a wedding with their family on 17th September 2022 in a relative's back garden. Mike entered in a DeLorean car, from his favourite film Back to the Future, and Zoe downed a pint of squash - recreating the stand-out moment from their first date.