Tuesday 16 July 2019

Man caught cheating on radio begs for forgiveness

Allison Bray

A DUBLIN man who admitted to cheating on his fiancee in a radio phone-in programme has gone back on air to beg her forgiveness after his philandering became a worldwide internet sensation.

The caller, who identified himself as “Dave” on Niall Boylan’s programme on Dublin-based 4FM admitted to playing away from the mother of his child and his bride-to-be on Wednesday night.

He blamed a lack of passion for his cheating - but a friend of his fiancee recognised him and called the show, lambasting his cheating.

Tonight he returned to the airwaves on the same show tonight and asked his partner - who he admitted has since dumped him - to forgive him.

He said: “In case you are listening, I love you... and I’m very, very sorry.”

“I promise I’m never going to do it again,” he vowed.

“I’m not actually that bad of a guy, Niall. I just made some mistakes and everyone makes mistakes and I’m going to learn, and I have learned, from this mistake. And I promise... I’m never going to do it again, and I’m sorry,” he pleaded.

His contrite attitude was a far cry from his comments last night in which he told programme host Niall Boylan that he felt “innocent” despite having sexual affairs outside his five-year relationship over the past six months.

"I feel justified,” he said of the lack of sex in his relationship, adding that he “wouldn’t be broadcasting it,” about his affair.

“There’s no way she could find out about it,” he said, adding “it’s her fault, 100pc.”

But his words came back to haunt him when a woman who identified herself as Pamela rang up in a rage saying that she knows who he is and will be telling Dave’s fiancee, who happens to be her best friend.

In an expletive-ridden tirade, she told him in no uncertain terms what she thought of his actions.

“Are you scared now Dave, you f****** idiot going on the radio...,” she added.

Mr Boylan said the clip, which was immediately posted on “YouTube”, Twitter and other social media websites soon became an internet hit.

Dave admitted that it was a mistake for him to go on air to defend comments from controversial Australian sex therapist Dr Laura Schlessinger who said that women who don’t please their partners sexually bear some responsibility for their partners’ infidelity.

He said he “doesn’t know what came over me” when he decided to ring the show and admit to his infidelity with several women.

“I had no intention of revealing what I had been up to,” he said.

After the ill-fated conversation he stayed at his parents’ home for the night and returned to his own home today to find his partner gone, he revealed.

“I’m here on my own and she’s at her Mum’s house,” he said. “It’s all up in the air.”

But listeners to tonight's programme had little sympathy for him.

A caller named Fran said: “He’s going to have to really, really grovel if he wants to get that girl back.”

Another caller named Bridget said Dave was “bragging” about cheating. “ I really don’t feel sorry for him” she said, “I’m glad he was caught.”

Meanwhile, programme host Niall Boylan said he thought Dave lost the run of himself on the show

“I don’t think he planned to admit he was having an affair,” he told The Irish Independent.

“But the amount of people that have rang is unbelievable. It’s one of those moments you don’t expect to hear on radio.”

His producer Mike Hogan said the phone was ringing off the hook yesterday after the segment aired on last night.

“It’s been a crazy day, It’s gone viral online and it’s trending worldwide,” he said.

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