"I married my high-school sweetheart, we produced five beautiful children... and when my customers stopped paying their bills a reduction in force happened and I was one of the victims," he told Trump during the show's premiere.
While most of his competitors have cited the $250,000 job Donald Trump will award the season's winner as their reason for competing, initial broadcasts have repeatedly shown Johnson, a 34-year-old unemployed telecommunications salesman from Portage, MI, citing a stronger motivation.
Edwin Muirden, the actor cast to play Kestrel (Gary’s love interest and a bit of a nutter if you ask Merlin, which of course no one does, because honestly, Gary spends the first episode acting like a complete wanker and there’s no way anyone would take to him that quickly, even if they aren’t technically in True Love yet), flounces out of a meeting for some weird reason Merlin can’t even pretend to understand.
They scramble their way very quickly through a second round of auditions.
During the filming of series two, Stephen Bear brought many problems to the dating agency, breaking the rules of the show by dating another celebrity outside of the show; this led to his removal from the show.