But now I’m A Celeb star Ferne has admitted that she did in fact date the famous Lothario for three whole months.
The pair initially got together in 2009 before rekindling the romance earlier this year.
Ferne told OK! Magazine : “I dated him for three months earlier this year between March and June. We first met a few years ago but we didn’t stay in touch, then earlier this year I literally bumped into him backstage at The Jonathan Ross Show.”
However she let things “fizzle out” because she was hoping for more from the comedian.
She did however admit that following their first one night stand, he was very persistent: “I remember him texting me on Shrove Tuesday saying he would send a horse and carriage to get me and bring me back to his house for pancakes. He was certainly very persistent!”