Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Matt Johnson 'a bit of a softie'

Matt Johnson is dating Les Mis star Samantha Barks

This Morning presenter Matt Johnson has admitted that he cried when he saw his girlfriend on the big screen in Les Miserables.

Les Mis actress Samantha Barks was mistakenly linked to her co-star Russell Crowe before it emerged she was actually seeing Matt.

The Welsh TV presenter told The Sun that seeing his rising British star girlfriend Samantha in the film adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel brought tears to his eyes.

"I have seen Les Mis and I thought Samantha was great in it. I cried a lot when I saw her perform. But I'm a bit of a softie. The scene at the barricades is very moving," he said. "It is the first time I have seen Sam perform."

Samantha first rose to fame five years ago on BBC One talent show I'd Do Anything.

Matt, who previously tried to find a girlfriend on TV show Take Me Out, said:""I am not a massive romantic. I am more the kind of guy to have the kettle on as you walk through the door - little things like driving someone to the train station, not big gestures.

"I believe in love at first sight but it's maybe more of a chemical reaction.

"There has to be that spark but I have to get to know a person before I fall in love."

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