'I didn't go out with him!' Jodie Marsh denies dating Take Me Out love rat who was secretly engaged
First, he caused controversy when he offended all the female contestants on Take Me Out.
Then, it was revealed model Damion Merry was already engaged when he appeared on the show, and soon after married his fiance in Las Vegas.
Now, one of the celebrities he claimed to have bedded has said he fabricated the relationship.
It never happened! On This Morning today, Jodie Marsh denied dating a Take me Out contestant who offended the girls and turned out to be engaged
Glamour model Jodie Marsh today admitted to kissing the 27-year-old, but said he was never her boyfriend.
'I tell you what, this guy – I went on one date with him, one date,' she told This Morning.
had pictures in a nightclub, he sold the pictures to the TV show or
whoever and gave them away and now its being told that we had a whole
full blown relationship and that I was his ex girlfriend.'
Host Eamonn James asked her: 'Did you snog him'
Love rat: Damion neglected to mention he had a girlfriend…even to loveable Paddy McGuinness
She replied: 'I kissed him on the lips – and that's it – we're married and
'So obviously I knew from that one date that he wasn't my
ideal man lets say and now I'm getting stick from this show and from
people saying “Oh my God, I can't believe you went out with that guy,
he's so hideous”…and I didn't go out with him.'
Caught! This picture showing the pair kissing was on the show
Damion responded to the comments on Twitter today. saying: 'Itv bothered more about Jodie marsh than they are all this s*** happening to me This is so unfair. I've not sold one story to anyone.'
His appearance on the show last Saturday has become a YouTube sensation with more than one million hits.
He was introduced by his friend, who said: 'Only recently, he dated the one and only Jodie Marsh, who I think is so natural.
'He absolutely loved the attention, the papping and everything that came with it.
'Luckily for all the girls tonight, that relationship didn't work out.'
Pictures were shown of the pair together smiling and kissing.
Most of the girls turned their lights out immediately, including brunette Lucy Harrold.
He said it was a pity as he would have chosen her, which offended the remaining six girls.
Dressing up: Jodie wore a tight fitted dress for her appearance which exposed her enhanced chest
Outspoke: Jodie appeared during the news review on This Morning
Host Paddy McGuinness joked to them: 'He's technically saying your second best'.
explained that he liked Lucy because she was 'the most attractive out
of all the brunettes' which did not go down well with the four remaining
But it was too late for the remaining girls to turn their lights
was then up to Damion to narrow it down to two girls. He offended yet
again when he left two blondes, saying 'I had no choice'.
Fake Me Out: Fame hungry Damion picked Chelsea Stewart as his date, who was unwilling but had to go along with it
Arrogant: Pals of Damion said he has dated his girlfriend for a while… but that didn't stop him picking the pretty dental nurse
He eventually chose Chelsea Stewart, who cringed and unwillingly walked off stage with her date.
But the dental nurse spoke out soon after saying their date in the Isle of Fernados was a disaster, and a clip of their meeting was shown on Saturday's episode.
The awkward date saw the pair running out of things to talk about, but Damion apologised o the blonde and she accepted.
It was then revealed he had conned
producers into thinking he was an unlucky singleton so they would let
him onto the show.
Can you say awkward Chelsea had a date with Damion on the Isle of Fernandos, but the pair found themselves running out of things to talk about
The fame hungry model forget to mention he was about to get married to Sarah Ann Gras.
friend of Damion told The Daily Mirror: 'I couldn’t believe it when I
saw him on the show. He’s been dating Sarah since long before the show
was filmed, and they got married in Las Vegas earlier this year.'
But when grilled about his wedding to Sarah in Las Vegas on January 5, Damion said a friend of his had assumed his identity and said it was not him who had married.
Official records show the couple tied the knot at The Little Church of the West.
Paperwork filed with the county registrar 9pm on January 4 shows a marriage licence was granted for the next day and the union was finalised at 8.29am.
A Take Me Out spokesman said: 'All contestants are required to confirm their single status during the initial phase of the application process and Damion repeatedly claimed to be single.'
Damion has said on twitter that he has endured death threats since appearing on the show.