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A Place in the Sun’s Danni Menzies whirlwind romance with the army hero she met on a blind date in London


A Place In The Sun’s Danni Menzies once dated a war hero in a whirlwind romance after meeting him on a blind date in London.

The 33-year-old Channel 4 presenter once had a relationship with a man who received the Outstanding Cross of Gallantry after being shot in the throat in a gruesome shootout with the Taliban.

Despite this, the soldier continued to fight in Afghanistan in 2013 and helped rescue colleagues from Operation Herrick.

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Danni announced her split in November last year

The couple met on a blind date in London and spent the first lockdown together after “five or six dates”.

The presenter told the Sunday Post in June 2020: “Two of our best friends are dating so they set us up. He left the military about five years ago and started an outdoor broadcasting business, rigging live events for television.

“When I first saw him, I thought he was attractive. He’s a big, beefy boy, but he was quite nervous and I like trusting people so I wasn’t sure.

“Later in the date he took control and took me to a fantastic sweatshop where you solve puzzles for drinks. It was a lot of fun and he was the gentlest man I had ever had a date with.

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“He met my mom and my dad and my brother, my sister and my grandmother – from a distance, of course. My mom and dad really love him.

The relationship seemed to grow stronger in June of last year.

She said: “He [lockdown] propelled things pretty quickly. So I have a boyfriend now. It is quite astonishing.

“We only fell out once. Usually I get sick of boys quickly, so for me that’s really good.”

However, the relationship ended in November and she announced the separation on her social media.

She wrote, “We’re not past August” alongside a laughing emoji.

The host recently wrapped up filming in Greece and Danni’s Instagram photos certainly make us want a vacation.

The A Place in the Sun host wrapped up filming for the show last week on the Greek island of Corfu.

Danni wrote on her Instagram: “Home! What an absolute pleasure to film in the beautiful Greek Islands with such great people. So lucky right now, I know !!!

“@aplaceinthesunofficial has been more popular than ever over the past year, so I hope my sunny social posts are worth it when you see the new series.”

A Place in the Sun airs at 3 p.m. weekdays on Channel 4.