“How the hell can they have allowed this falsehood to carry on?They are supposed to be part of a professional broadcasting organisation.He revealed: “Ester was finally caught out when she rang me from Dubai to ask for money for a ring.It was £5,000, and I said, ‘Get it, sweetheart.’ “But someone overheard her, and asked who she had been speaking to.His name had even been secretly listed on her birth certificate.“I’ve made a lot of money out of being good in a crisis.There are a lot of things that seemed strange at the time that now make sense. We fit well together and were a good match because we are very similar people. “After we moved to Leamington, I treated her to a year off her job as an au pair.I basically said to her, ‘Here’s a credit card, enjoy yourself.’ “She had lots of jewels, a couple of Rolexes, and a number of cars, including a Porsche Panamera Turbo with £30,000 worth of body-kit on it.
She splits her time between my apartment in Leamington Spa and one I bought for her in Wales. “Meanwhile, the last that I heard, the man who is supposed to fund her lifestyle was living in a caravan.” Ester, who moved to the UK in 2003 with just £40 in her pocket, was unveiled this week as the newest addition to the ITVBe show.Meanwhile, it is John who has bought her cars and splashed out more than £500,000 or designer clothes and handbags.Ester was forced to confess to show bosses it was John who was footing her bills after staff overheard her asking him to buy her ring.But something like this is not a normal crisis.” John, whose company has an annual turnover of £30million, is now poised to take legal action against ITV and the programme makers. He said: “Ester is supposed to be the show’s new star, and yet they apparently didn’t even try to check what she told them was true.They clearly wanted her so badly they didn’t want to scratch below the surface.