Sunday 21 January 2018

Labour MP's 'Queen of Selfies' wife denies affair with personal trainer after marriage split

* Karen Danczuk denies affair with personal trainer after split from Labour MP husband
* abour MP Simon Danczuk takes to Twitter to criticise his wife Karen for using an article in The Sun and Daily Mail to discuss their break-up

Karen Danczuk Pic: Twitter
Karen Danczuk Pic: Twitter

The wife of a high profile British Labour MP, known as the 'Queen of Selfies' has denied having an affair with her personal trainer after news of their marriage split emerged.

Karen Danczuk has denied having an affair with a personal trainer after splitting with her Labour MP husband Simon Danczuk.

Karen Danczuk Pic: Twitter
Karen Danczuk Pic: Twitter

The Rochdale MP criticised his wife publicly on Twitter yesterday for discussing their relationship breakdown in the newspapers.

Mr Danczuk said that it was ‘tacky’ that his wife had used their “family break-up to help a ‘friend’ promote his gym”, referring to her personal trainer Ben Bate and Bodypro, the gym which he runs with his wife Natalie.

File photo dated 14/01/15 of MP Simon Danczuk, who has said he is
File photo dated 14/01/15 of MP Simon Danczuk, who has said he is "devastated" after he separated from his wife Karen. Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The 34-year-old former Labour councillor, who gained notoriety for posting a series of racy selfie pictures online, said that she could not ignore that she had gone from “fat, frumpy Karen to happy, confident and sexy Karen” thanks to the help of her married trainer.

Mrs Danczuk’s representative Denise Palmer-Davies denied rumours there was a third party involved in the split.

She said: “This is definitely not true. There was no one else involved in this. Ben is married and Karen has met his wife. I have spoken with Karen and she said no one else is on the scene.”

Mrs Danczuk, who has two children with her husband, said: "It used to be all about Simon. I used to be his plus-one, but it changed dramatically and become more about me. Even at MP events, I became the star. Simon probably just felt a little taken aback."

Mr Bate dismissed the suggestion of an affair as “untrue”. He told the Daily Mail: “I run a very professional business.”

Mr Danczuk was warned by his followers on Twitter not to drag the break-up into the public arena after making a series of tweets about the breakdown of his marriage and the fall-out.

Just days earlier when he announced the split, he admitted he was left feeling “devastated”.

Mr Danczuk's published book, Smile For the Camera: The Double Life of Cyril Smith, prompted the inquiry into allegations of historic child abuse at Westminster.

He has been a prominent campaigner against child sex abuse in the wake of the 2012 grooming scandal in Rochdale.

Users on Twitter have been urging the MP not to discuss his marriage breakdown any more on the social media platform.

And it seems he's taking heed of their advice - his tweets in the last 24 hours are all work-related.

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