My husband cheated on me with his best friend's girlfriend – I'm devastated, says Britain's Got Talent star
BRITAIN'S Got Talent star Francine Lewis has accused her husband Joel Ryan of having an affair live on air.
The comedian, 47, said that she found out her husband Joel, 43, had been "cheating on her with his best friend's girlfriend."
Francine, who shot to fame on the talent show in 2013, said she discovered "disgusting" texts – and insisted she will never take him back.
The impressionist appeared on GB News to discuss being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company.
The star said that her partner of 17 years had been unfaithful in a bombshell interview and she only found out about it last night.
"There's so many scams going on all the time, but you know what's ironic? I stuck with my husband through this whole thing and last night I found out he was cheating on me with his best friend's girlfriend," Francine revealed.
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The TV favourite said she wished she had ditched her hubby before he introduced her to the scammers who swindled out of her savings.
"You know what, I wish I'd gone there and then. He put me in that situation and now he's put me in this situation and I'm devastated," Francine continued.
The hosts were clearly shocked by Francine's admission and asked if she was alright – pointing out she is "a very strong woman".
Sounding emotional, Francine replied: "I will be. I'm still in shock and numb but you know what I'll get through it, I have to, I have two children.
"I just feel like such an idiot again."
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But the comedian put on a brave face and launched into an impression of Katie Price, saying: "Oh well looks like another divorce, what can I say? I love it."
She also left fans howling at her take on Sharon Osbourne. "You know what Mrs, don't let these men get to you. These scammers, me and my Ozzy will not let that happen."
Francine and Joel married in 2005 and share two kids Brooke and Jake.
However, Joel has denied the allegations and told the channel: "I haven’t had an affair and I totally deny all of the claims made against me.
"I sent some messages to a friend’s partner and I hugely regret sending them, but I did not cheat or have an affair.
"I love Francine very much and I am ashamed of what I did and deeply sorry for the hurt I have caused.
"I just want to focus on my marriage."
Earlier this month Francine revealed her heartbreak after being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company.
She lost the life-changing £90,000 – which she had earned from her time on Britain's Got Talent and from tours and corporate events she did after the show.
And the 47-year-old was also conned out of the money she had been saving for her teen children's futures – a fund she started when they were born.
The scamming ordeal started when Francine's husband Joel started looking for something to invest in – and he found out about Fomax Capital.
He spoke with the scammers for weeks in 2018 before they gained his trust and convinced him to put in a low-stake investment of £500.
And the family were soon suckered in with the manipulation – with Francine and her father-in-law also dishing out cash to invest in what they believed to be a reputable stock broker company.
But the penny finally dropped – leaving the family devastated and Joel "collapsing" at the stress of the situation.
Devastated Francine told The Sun: "I had a little gut feeling. I spoke to the guys myself, they were so convincing, so even I got suckered in.
"Stupidly, I handed all this money over, went to my bank, drew it out.
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"What was even worse, I handed them all my kids' money that I had been saving from when they were born.
"That for me was the worst part of it. In the end, it ended up being a scam. That little bit of a gut, which I prayed wasn't going to be right, was right in the end."
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