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Meet the boy from Leeds set to appear on Channel 4’s steamy new Open House experience

Open House: The Great Sex Experiment premiered last week, following engaged couples as they visit a luxury retreat and take part in daring challenges – testing whether having sex with other people will strengthen their relationship .

Leeds boy Jack Stocks is set to appear on the show, entering retirement as a member of the bachelor band.

The 25-year-old kept his time on the PG show – much to the relief of his family – but said he left with lifelong friends and important lessons learned about relationships.

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Jack Stocks, 25, appears on Open House: The Great Sex Experiment – a steamy new Channel 4 show (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

“I had been single for a while and had just finished university, living in Leeds and not sure what job I was going to do.

“It wasn’t that I wanted to experience the open side of relationships, although I wasn’t against it.

“I thought, ‘I’m young, I just graduated, and I don’t have any immediate plans.’ So I thought it would be a good idea to do something outside of my area of ​​work. comfort.

Jack, a keen footballer and Leeds United fan and now living in Bournemouth, said he left the show with lifelong friends (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

“I knew I wasn’t going to be one of the main people, but I thought it would be a good experience – a chance to see how a show like this works behind the scenes.”

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Jack grew up in Pudsey and dreamed of becoming an actor while at university, starting with extra work and landing roles in short films for the Northern Film School.

But at the time he was approached to appear on the show he was pursuing an entirely different path, having just completed a degree in game design at Bournemouth University.

Jack wants to use his new platform to continue his charity work, possibly starting his own foundation for children with disabilities (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

“It’s crazy because I wanted to be an actor a lot more than I do now,” Jack added.

“It’s not something I get so involved in now. I worked on creating my own video game.

“It will be a thriller selling for a few pounds, but hopefully hundreds of people. It has a very good story.”

Jack, an avid footballer and Leeds United fan who now lives in Bournemouth, said that although he played a minor role in the series he really enjoyed the experience.

“It was really fun, but not in the way you might think,” he laughed.

“For me, the experience was more about making really good friends with the other singles and some couples.

“They became some of my best friends, there were some really good characters there. Some of them have TV careers, I’m sure.

“We became like a family, so tight-knit. The crew told us they had never worked on a show where the cast and crew got along so well.”

The first episode followed married couple Jon and Danielle, who wanted to have group sex, while Mady and Nathan wanted to bring another woman into their relationship.

Jack said the cast shared the ups and downs of the experience and it taught him some important lessons about relationships.

“It taught me to be more confident,” he said. “And it showed how important communication is with your partner.

“Some couples were talking about the fact that they had no communication and the relationship fell apart, or others had really good communication and that’s why the show suited them.

“It was good to see both sides of the coin.”

Although Jack doesn’t expect a large audience for the show, he’s open to any opportunities that may come his way.

He hopes that in 10 years he will be “spinning a few plates”, working in game design while organizing fundraising events to give back to those in need – and even found his own charity one day.

Jack added: “I think the show humbled me, more than anything. By the time I was coming off the show, it had helped me mature – rather than feeling giddy like I thought.

“If I get some kind of following, which I don’t particularly expect, then I want to use this platform to help people.”

While Jack raised a few eyebrows when he told family and friends he was appearing on the show, he said they were supportive of the business – and encouraged him to take any opportunities that arise. might come to him.

“They thought it was really random,” he said.

“I explained the premise to them but said I wasn’t doing anything massively inappropriate on TV.

“It’s not that I disagree with it, it’s just not me. I was more interested in seeing what was going on behind the scenes.

“But my family was okay with it, they told me to go see what it brings. I don’t know if they’re going to watch it.”

Jack plays football for Dorset’s Woodville Wanderers FC, as well as Supporting Charities FC – a team that travels around the country to raise money for various causes.

He is hosting a charity event in Penryn, Cornwall, on July 30 to raise money for mental health charities Georgia’s Voice and Man Down.

“I suffered with my mental health for a few years,” Jack said.

“It’s really sad to admit, but I think at school you don’t realize how important mental health is until it affects you.

“There were times at school when I wasn’t the nicest person and there were people I said sorry to years later.

“When you’re a teenager, you don’t realize how much of an impact you can have on someone until it affects you.

“I only realized how bad the situation was when I suffered from it myself. People have been going through this for years, so I wanted to help in any way I could.”

Jack hopes his time on the show will give him a bigger platform for his fundraising efforts and would like to start a charity to support children with disabilities.

He added, “I don’t really care about what follows, I just want the platform to help others.

“It took me a few years to get to that point of maturity where I wanted to help others, rather than worry about myself.”

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