Before Duncan Bannatyne married Nigora Whitehorn, the sports club tycoon gave short shrift to those who claimed he would struggle to keep up with the dental surgery receptionist 31 years his junior.
Now, the former Dragon’s Den star is nursing his injuries.
I hear that the Clydebank foundry worker’s son, who turns 75 next month, seriously hurt himself while strutting his stuff on the dancefloor at the Gyp Sea resort, where he was on holiday with Nigora in St. Barts, in the French West Indies.
He was supported by a crutch as he prepared to fly home from Gustaf III Airport in St Barts, where the brace around his right leg could be seen.
‘He broke his leg in London eight weeks ago and was making a great recovery until his active holiday in the Caribbean, which involved dancing until 4am,’ his spokesman tells me, adding: ‘He used his leg brace to get back in recovery for his flight and is feeling fine now.’
Duncan Bannatyne seriously hurt himself while strutting his stuff on the dancefloor at the Gyp Sea resort, it has been revealed, after he was pictured using a knee brace and walking stick
Bannatyne, who has an estimated fortune of more than £400million, has six children from his previous two marriages.
He met Uzbekistan-born Nigora when he visited the dental clinic where she worked in Harley Street, London.
She has a daughter from a previous relationship and has spoken about how she and Bannatyne tried unsuccessfully to have a child together, but were ‘not going to stress about it.’
The couple married in 2017 in Portugal, where they have a home.
In September, Nigora shared snaps of the BBC star in hospital as she shared a health update.
Nigora said she was keeping ‘her fingers crossed’ while the Scottish entrepreneur underwent a procedure.
He could be seen laid back on a hospital bed wearing a gown as he awaited an endoscopy.
‘Ready for an endoscopy in one of the best hospitals in Portugal with the best medical care,’ Nigora wrote.
He was supported by a crutch as he prepared to fly home from Gustaf III Airport in St Barts with his wife Nigora (pictured)