The first transgender contestant on SAS: Who Dares Wins has revealed she is looking for love after the show gave her a new-found 'confidence'.
Circus artist and aerial dancing champion Holly Hutchinson, 30, from Derby, who has been single her whole life, said she would now like to have someone to come home to and talk about her day.
Speaking to The Mirror, Holly said: 'I know there aren't many women out there who want to date a 6'4 muscle queen!'
Her appearance on the programme comes in the series in which Ant Middleton was dropped by Channel 4 bosses due to his 'personal conduct,' with the soldier fiercely denying claims that he was axed for making 'inappropriate' comments to female staff.
The first transgender contestant on SAS: Who Dares Wins Holly Hutchinson, 30, from Derby, has revealed she is looking for love after the show gave her a new-found 'confidence'
Project manager Holly said her journey on the grueling TV show pushed her both physically and mentally but she feels more comfortable in her own skin than ever.
The aerial dancer revealed she picked up the modern form of dance five years ago when she first started transitioning.
She said she struggled to find women's clothes to fit her meaning she made many of her costumes herself but is now a three-time aerial champion.
She revealed her family initially struggled to come to terms with her transition, but she now enjoys a close relationship with her parents.
The circus artist and aerial dancing champion who has been single her whole life, said she would now like to have someone to come home to and talk about her day
Holly explained: 'The first year of transitioning was horrendous - I didn't have those years as a teenage girl to learn make-up, so when you get it wrong you can really get it wrong.'
"People would shout at me at the street, saying :'You're an abomination, f*** off and die, you're disgusting, look at the freak over there.'
She said she would have to 'psyche herself up for an hour' just to go to the shops.
And as the first transgender contestant, Holly also said she was concerned with the reception she would receive from her fellow recruits - but said they were 'all amazing'.
However, as a self-proclaimed '6ft 4 inch muscle queen', she said knows finding a suitable partner might prove to be a challenge but feels 'positive' about the future
She said: 'I also feel so much more confident in myself and my identity. I can say I truly accept myself now, which for me is a huge step forwards.'
On the show, the Manchester native, who now lives in Derby, opened up about her motivation behind joining the show after she collapsed during a challenge.
She said: 'I kept going and going, next I was face down on the ground.
'I just tried to find my place in the world so got bullied quite a lot. If I was to tell the world who I was, I was going to let my family down. I hated myself for it.
Project manager Holly said her journey on the grueling TV show pushed her both physically and mentally but she feels more comfortable in her own skin than ever
'I still have my male genitalia and I plan to get rid of it in the future. I'm a fighter and I'll keep fighting.'
Melvyn Downes, 55, who led operational tours in Iraq and Northern Ireland and served more than two decades in the Armed Forces, appears alongside Ant Middleton for the new series filmed before the latter was axed from the show.
Melvyn is the first mixed-race member of the SAS team, recruited to replace Ollie Ollerton who departed the show last year.
Having served over 20 years in the Armed Forces, Melvyn also spent 12 years in the SAS and is now a Scout Leader, and insisted that his position on the show isn't simply to boost Channel 4's 'diversity drive.'
Her appearance on the programme comes after Ant Middleton was dropped by Channel 4 bosses due to his 'personal conduct,' with the soldier fiercely denying claims that he was axed for making 'inappropriate' comments to female staff
The new series also features a surprise twist with one of the Directing Staff going undercover among the 21 recruits taking part.
This civilian series and the upcoming celebrity version, were both recorded last year before Ant, who is now in Australia filming that country's version of the show, was axed from the show by Channel 4 bosses.
A spokesperson for Channel 4 told MailOnline at the time: 'Ant Middleton will not be taking part in future series of SAS: Who Dares Wins.
'Following a number of discussions Channel 4 and Minnow Films have had with him in relation to his personal conduct it has become clear that our views and values are not aligned and we will not be working with him again.'
Ditched: A spokesperson for Channel 4 told MailOnline at the time: 'It has become clear that our views and values are not aligned and we will not be working with him again.'
A spokesperson for Ant told MailOnline at the time: 'Ant has worked on TV sets around the world for many years and has never at any point been accused of speaking inappropriately by anyone.
'He has only ever been informed of these allegations, which he wholeheartedly and emphatically rejects, via the media.
'If anyone felt that he did say anything verbally offensive we would have expected a formal process of review but no such discussion has ever taken place either via any of the networks he works for or via bodies such as Bectu.'