Love rat Take Me Out contestant (who dated Jodie Marsh) had a girlfriend... and married her in Vegas weeks later

By Lucy Buckland

It has been a dating show rocked with scandals - but so far none of the contestants have been engaged.

But it seemed one man wanted a final holiday to the Isle of Fernados, without his long-term girlfriend.

Model Damion Merry, who counts Jodie Marsh as among his conquests, conned producers into thinking he was an unlucky singleton so they would let him onto the show.

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Love rat: Damion Merry neglected to mention he had a girlfriend...even to loveable Paddy McGuinness

The fame hungry 27-year-old conveniently forget to mention to stunner Chelsea Stewart, who he eventually picked, he was about to get married to Sarah Ann Gras.

And the hairy chested cheat even insulted the girls on last Saturday’s show when he was meant to be charming them.

A friend of Damion, who is set to tell viewers later about his trip to the Isle of Fernado's told The Daily Mirror: 'I couldn’t believe it when I saw him on the show.

He’s been dating Sarah since long before the show was filmed, and they got married in Las Vegas earlier this year.'

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Even poor Paddy McGuinness fell for the charmers lies about finding it tough to find love.

When grilled about his wedding to Sarah in Las Vegas on January 5, Damion said a friend of his had assumed his identity and said it was not him who had married.

Official records show the couple tied the knot at The Little Church of the West.

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Paperwork filed with the county registrar 9pm on January 4 shows a marriage licence was granted for the next day and the union was finalised at 8.29am.

A Take Me Out spokesman said: 'All contestants are required to confirm their single status during the initial phase of the application process and Damion repeatedly claimed to be single.'