Pascal Craymer might have claimed that she and I’m A Celebrity star Nick Knowles went on a string of ‘cringey’ dates, but a pal of the TV presenter has told Mirror Online that the her claims are ‘bonkers’.
In a new interview, Pascal, 31, dubbed jungle hunk Nick, 56, ‘creepy’ and claimed he had taken her on three dates, including lunch at the Corinthia Hotel, dinner at Little House private members’ club and a night out at now-closed DSTRKT nightclub.
But our insider says that DIY:SOS host Nick only met up with the model ONCE as a favour to her manager, calling Pascal’s version of events “bonkers”.
“Pascal’s manager asked Nick if he would meet up with her as a favour to give her some career advice because she wanted to get into TV presenting,” our insider explains.
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“So they met up and had a chat, but when they left there were loads of paps outside, which her and her manager had set up.
“Suddenly everyone thought that they were dating, but Pascal and Nick have never dated. He quickly realised that he had been stitched up.”
Nick previously denied that he had dated the former TOWIE star, but acknowledged that they had met up.
“I know her through a friend, it was very nice you know, but if I get photographed with somebody it doesn’t mean we’re dating," he said.
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Our insider adds: “Nick’s too nice to say what he thinks about her behaviour publicly, but what really happened is that he met up with her once and she wanted to get famous because of it.”
Pascal had claimed that Nick tried to kiss her before their starters arrived during an elegant lunch at London’s Corinthia Hotel.
“It was clear early on he only had one thing on his mind. He was desperate to get his leg over but he was so forward I found it really off-putting," she told The Sun .
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“Even when we were having dinner in a posh restaurant he was trying to snog me. He is creepier than a creepy-crawly.”
Pascal went on to claim that Nick had asked her to go on holiday with him, and made offers to take her on a romantic break to Paris or an African safari organised through Prince Harry.
She said: “He told me he normally dated younger women and then asked if I would go to Paris with him. I said I would if I could have my own room. Then he started saying he is friends with Prince Harry and he could take me on an African safari.”
But Nick’s scathing pal adds: “This is simply not true. I’m amazed Pascal is still managing to sell this story – she must desperately need the £50.”
Mirror Online has contacted Pascal’s rep for comment. A rep for Nick declined to comment.
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