Believe it or not but Mr Bean actually has a girlfriend! Her name is Irma Gobb and Bean met her at the local library although we never see this meeting on-screen. This little snippet of information is to be found in the spin-off book Mr Bean’s Diary (1993).

Played by Matilda Ziegler, Irma Gobb appears in three episodes – The Curse of Mr Bean, Mr Bean goes to Town and Merry Christmas, Mr Bean. She is treated rather inconsiderately by Mr Bean, although Bean does appear jealous in Mr Bean goes to Town when Irma dances with another man. She buzzes off for good in Merry Christmas, MrBean when he fails to propose marriage to her.

Irma’s first appearance in The Curse of Mr Bean:-


Irma and Mr Bean break up in Mr Bean goes to Town:-

They get back together in Merry Christmas, Mr Bean and then break up again after Bean’s failure to propose:-