IT wasn’t love at first sight for Geoff from Bury when he appeared on First Dates Hotel.

But the TV appearance has sparked interest from an admirer closer to home who is now on the look out to find him – and she’s hoping Bury Times readers can help.

Sixty-nine-year-old Geoff, who bears a striking resemblance to James Bond actor Sean Connery, appeared on the latest series of the hit Channel 4 show.

Ready to meet his Miss Moneypenny, Geoff, who likes to live to the full, had a date with classy and flamboyant jetsetter, Alexandria.

Conversation flowed between the pair who had a shared love of boats, cars and music ­— with Geoff revealing he likes to sail, has four cars, including a Porsche 911; and plays the trumpet.

But unfortunately at the end of the episode it was revealed that the two had not met up again.

However, Geoff made a lasting impression on one viewer, 70-year-old Jeanette Mosley-Pratt, who contacted the Bury Times in the hope of tracking him down.

Mrs Mosley-Pratt, from Hampshire, said she thought Geoff seemed to be “a very pleasant and genuine man”.

A retired nurse and grandmother of one, Mrs Mosley-Pratt said she feels she and Geoff would have plenty in common ­— as she is also a car fanatic, plays piano and flies planes.

She described herself as “young in outlook” and said that she is not on any dating websites but does miss the company of others.

However she added that she was most touched by the way Geoff talked about his late wife.

During the programme Geoff disclosed how he had sadly lost the “love of his life” and wife of 40-years to breast cancer six years ago.

In her difficult final years Geoff had become his wife’s carer.

Tragically, Mrs Mosley-Pratt’s late husband, John, also passed away from a rare, undetected cancer, after “ten glorious years together”.

She said: “The way he referred to his wife, I thought, was beautiful. Because it’s very hard, and I have been in that position.

“Everyone has a history, people who have come out of relationships, whether that’s through bereavement or divorce, and it’s quite hard to talk about someone that you love when you are wanting to meet somebody.

“We are all in lockdown and I thought I would really like to chat to him.”

She added: “Reaching out to the Bury Times was a total shot in the dark. But I thought what have I got to lose.”

Anyone who can help is asked to contact the Bury Times.