Melanie Sykes stepped out again within the UK for the primary time since she was snapped locking lips with a gondolier greater than half her age.
The Sunday Mirror revealed the 50-year-old star’s vacation romance with Riccardo Simionato, 23.
Mel headed to Venice with a good friend final week and the mum-of-two was pictured planting a kiss on the employee after taking a visit on the town’s well-known canals.
Sadly it got here to an finish on Thursday when Riccardo wheeled Mel’s suitcase onto a water taxi as she headed for house.
He stored his arm across the presenter as they travelled to Marco Polo Airport earlier than waving goodbye.
Now, again within the UK, Mel headed out after she posted a photograph of a experience with Riccardo saying she was “only a bit giddy”.
Conserving a low profile in shades and a chunky scarf, the ex-model dashed into her automotive following the weekend revalations.
A Venice lodge employee stated: “They gave the impression to be fully smitten.
“You could possibly inform she was older than him however she appears unbelievable and it was no shock to see a youthful man together with her.
“They made for a really good-looking couple.”
The Mirror tracked down the gondolier – however he refused to kiss and inform.
At first, Riccardo claimed he didn’t know who Mel was, saying: “I don’t bear in mind. I meet lots of people on this job.”
However he then added: “I first met her as a shopper however I can’t speak about it.”
Requested if he prefers English girls to locals, he replied: “Each particular person is completely different. Nationality doesn’t matter. True, no?”
However when he was requested if it was over between them, he replied: “Over.”
A barista who noticed Riccardo and Mel kissing within the Campo dei Frari sq. stated: “I didn’t realise how a lot older she was.
“Ricky’s father can be a gondolier – she is extra the appropriate age for him! The entire second technology gondoliers are like Latin lovers.
“They get loads of consideration from the ladies vacationers, particularly Ricky.
“However I’ve by no means seen him kissing certainly one of them earlier than.
“He’s a very good boy. He’s very charming and is aware of learn how to win the women over together with his patter.”