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Stephen Merchant reveals why he cannot get a date

27 October 2011 Last updated at 16:47 BST

Comedian Stephen Merchant says he finds it difficult to meet the right woman.

The writer and star of The Office told Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon that he thinks his struggle comes from a lack of confidence as a teenager.

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Stephen Merchant's first stand up tour is called Hello Ladies.