So Nigora Whitehorn, what first attracted you to the millionaire Duncan Bannatyne? As multi-millionaire Bannatyne, 66, appears on the ITV reality show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, his new squeeze, Nigora Whitehorn, 35, has been commenting his performances via her Twitter account. The couple have been together since June 2015, having met while she was at work in a London dental surgery and Bannatyne was in to get some work done.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Says, Despite Their More Than 30-Year Age Difference, They’re Trying for a Baby
In an OK Magazine feature, Bannatyne said that he and Whitehorn are trying for a baby while qualifying that with “Well, we’re not doing anything to prevent it.” The Dragon’s Den star already has six children from two previous marriages.
There is a 31 year age difference between Bannatyne and Whitehorn. She told OK Magazine that she wouldn’t rule out marriage saying “We might get married next year or it could be tomorrow – watch this space!”
2. He Declared That He Was ‘Madly in Love With Her’ After First Meeting Her
During the OK Magazine article, Bannatyne went into how the couple met while she worked in her job as a dental hygienist in London. He said he fell “madly in world with her” after first seeing her at worth. Bannatyne even told her about his feelings but she thought he was “joking.” He adds “When I went home I couldn’t stop thinking about her, I felt obsessed! I felt in love with her.”
3. She’s Been ‘So Proud’ of His Performance So Far in ‘I’m a Celebrity’
Since Bannatyne entered the UK reality TV show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, his squeeze bas been vigorously updating her Twitter account while watching the show. One message read “Oh didn’t my darling do so well tonight.” While prior to him joining the show, she wrote that Bannatyne was the “kindest and most humble person.” Upon landing in Australia for the show, Bannatyne was asked by a reporter if he’d survive without Whitehorn to which he replied “I miss her right now.”
4. She Used to Work as a Russian & Uzbek Translator for the UK Government
According to her LinkedIn page, Whitehorn has had an interesting career trajectory. She went from working for the London police to working as a Russian and Uzbek translator for the government in the United Kingdom. Since March 2015, she’s worked for Harley Street Dental Studio as a “coordinator.” In 2002, she graduated from a university in Russia with a degree in chemistry.
5. Duncan Bannatyne’s Net Worth Is $270 Million
Back in 2011, Bannatyne’s net worth was estimated in excess of $500 million, according to the Sunday Times. Since then, his wealth has dropped to around $270. Part of the loss of his wealth was cited as his expensive divorce from Joanna McCue in January 2013, reported the Daily Telegraph.