The irresistible draw of charmers with a colourful past

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The irresistible draw of charmers with a colourful past

By his own admission, former MP Lembit Opik is not an obvious heartthrob.

But that hasn’t stopped him from having a lot of luck in affairs of the heart.

Following his 2006 split from fiancée weather girl Sian Lloyd, the Bangor-born politician raised eyebrows when he started a romance with one half of the Cheeky Girls, Gabriela Irimia, then 24  (pictured), to whom he later proposed.

They split up in 2008 and one year later, he was stepping out with curvaceous 21-year-old underwear model Katie Green.

Come November 2009, he was back on the market, and the following year introduced the world to his new love, Merily McGivern, also 21.

So what is the secret to Lembit's success with young beautiful women?

According to the I'm A Celeb... star, it comes down to "being himself".

"I've got great friends and some of those friends are fantastic ladies, and I suppose this sounds strange, its down to conversation and personality," he says