TV presenter Ferne McCann's secret
footballer lover is not England ace Dele Alli, it
has been reported.
Sources said the I'm A Celeb beauty is
"obsessed" with the 19-year-old and was
spotted "clinging" onto him at Libertine Club in
London two weeks ago.
But it has been confirmed to Mirror Celebs
that Ferne is not dating the hunky footballer,
meaning the identity of her lover remains
The 25-year-old ex TOWIE star has been coy
about the identity of her lover, refusing to say
who she was dating after leaving the
Australian jungle. It was thought the pair met
after being introduced by mutual pals at a club
night and have been inseparable since.
Ferne is said to be "obsessed" with the England
Dele Alli is a promising young footballer who is
tipped to star in this year's European
News of her mystery romance spread like
wildfire through the TOWIE cast after Ferne
sent pictures of the pair holding hands to close
However, while Ferne's friends were thrilled
with the romance, her mystery lover is thought
to have called for a cooling off period, fearing
their relationship was becoming too public.
A source said: "He’s a red-blooded bloke who
fancied Ferne. They hit it off straight away and
he was very keen.
"But Ferne’s decision to tell everyone about
their passionate affair has shocked him. He’s
wondering if he has a future with her.”
He was also said to be “worried about the
public perception of dating a Towie girl”.
England's Dele Alli at England v Estonia - UEFA
Euro 2016 Qualifying
Ferne is said to be devastated by their cooling
Ferne is thought to have angered Dele by
telling pals, including Billie Faiers (pictured),
about her new love
Reality babe Ferne - who split from her
boyfriend Charlie Sims last year following a
six-year relationship - previously admitted she
had embarked on a steamy romance with a
She said: "I'm single but I'm definitely dating.
I've been single for a year and in that time I
haven't met anyone I like more than the rest
of the blokes I've been dating.
"Until now, that is. It's very early days, but I do
like him better than the rest I have dated. He's
a sportsman but I'm not saying anything
Ferne's rep told Mirror Celeb the pair were
not currently dating but refused to comment
on whether they had in the past.
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