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Jaine Sykes Jaine Sykes | 21:57 UK time, Thursday, 26 January 2012


Did you catch Strictly Soulmates tonight? The show follows people of different faiths looking for their perfect partner - you can catch up on iPlayer if you missed it.

Tonight's episode saw Katy, an evangelical Christian, searching for love and meeting Jake, a fellow Christian who lived in California. By the end of the episode, they'd made their relationship official on Facebook and Katy was planning to visit Jake in America.

But the question we were all asking ourselves was, "What happened next?" Did Katy go over to America after the cameras stopped rolling? Are she and Jake still together? We caught up with Katy yesterday... in California!

Katy says...

It's the 24th January and I'm sat in Jake's house watching TV. After finishing filming Strictly Soulmates I decided to come and visit Jake here in California so that we could get to know each other better.

I've been here almost a month now and we've had tons of fun visiting Disneyland and the Grand Canyon, and I've got to meet all of his family and friends.

Unfortunately the relationship didn't work out quite like Jake and I expected, but we've managed to stay really good friends. It's been good to get to know him better without cameras and microphones and just us anyway. Jake had to fly back to California from England a week after we met so we didn't really get a chance to get to know each other properly during the filming.

So now I'm getting ready to head back to England in a couple of days. I'm excited to get back to my youth work and see my family! I'll be sad to leave Jake and his family though; they have been really good to me here. But I'm sure we'll all keep in touch, and Jake will always be welcome to visit me in Manchester anytime!

Awww, the course of love doesn't always runs smooth! We'd love to hear what you thought of Strictly Soulmates, so leave us your comments below.

Strictly Soulmates continues every Thursday at 9pm.


  • Comment number 1.

    Really enjoyed this program. Great to see all the youth activities. There wasn't anything like that when I was their age. Sorry to hear it didn't work out romantically for Katy but glad they still get on.

  • Comment number 2.

    Thank you BBC for this very honest and fair programme. Enjoyed it and my message to Katy and Jake: God knows what He is doing, be open to the Holy Spirit. He will reveal His plan for you. God bless.

  • Comment number 3.

    I, too, must say it was refreshing to see accuracy portrayed about Christians for once. I enjoyed the programme immensely and wished it could have been a 4 week documentary showing the progress of each of these Christians. It's a shame about Katy and Jake - they seemed so right for each other, but God knows best. I pray that many more young Christians will watch this and see the importance of following God's teaching in finding a fellow believer for a partner. Well done BBC3.
    Can I suggest we now have one for the over 40s please :-) ?

  • Comment number 4.

    WOW, sad news :( you guys really seemed cool?! ahhh well God knows!

  • Comment number 5.

    Really enjoyed the show, very interesting. I am not a practicing Christian and found respect for those who are whilst watching this episode. Shame things didn't work out between yourself and Jake, your soulmate is still out there :-) Good Luck and God Bless.

  • Comment number 6.

    Sorry I missed this episode but really enjoyed the Hindu faith programme. I am a British Indian and really related to it. Would be great to see a similar programme made for the older ones like me!

  • Comment number 7.

    What a shame it didn't work out! But what a great experience to spend a month with a local family in California, and what a great testimony -and on TV too! Hope you find Mr Right someday Katy! (am sure you will!) You are doing a GREAT job of being a lady with integrity.


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