Pascal Craymer has claimed that she went on a series of ‘cringey’ dates with I’m A Celebrity campmate Nick Knowles, dubbing him ‘creepy’.
But a source close to the DIY: SOS presenter says that he met up with the former TOWIE star ONCE as a favour to her manager, and never tried to seduce her.
In a new interview with The Sun, Pascal, 31, claimed that Nick, 56, tried to kiss her before their starter arrived on one of the pair’s supposed dates at London’s lavish Corinthia Hotel.
She said: “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.
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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 claims that she met up with the jungle star on three separate occasions, including dinner at Little House private members’ club and a night out at DSTRKT nightclub.
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However, a source close to Nick has lifted the lid on what they say really happened between the pair, 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.
Pascal says that Nick tried to snog her before their starters arrived at lunch
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A source close to Nick has called Pascal’s claims "bonkers"
“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 dating Pascal, explaining of their meeting: “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.”
Pascal once appeared in TOWIE
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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 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.”
Pascal claims that Nick offered to take her on holiday
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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