DAN Osborne went to Manchester last night to visit a blonde PR girl he was once romantically linked to while wife Jacqueline Jossa was in the I’m A Celeb jungle.
The 28-year-old was snapped whispering and giggling with 33-year-old Steph Ledigo earlier this year, but they both deny any romance took place.
The Sun Online can reveal Dan was in Manchester for a Warrior Supplements dinner organised by Steph’s PR company and was due to sit next to her.
However, onlookers say she mysteriously failed to show up – leaving her seat beside the former Towie star empty.
A source at the event told The Sun Online: “Steph phoned just minutes before the event started and said she wasn’t coming – but didn’t say why.
“It’s weird as she organised it all.”
It’s not known if Dan met up with Steph before or after the dinner, which her company had organised.
However, he was later pictured watching the latest episode of I’m A Celeb featuring wife Jac in his car using his phone.
A close source to Dan insists he was paid to attend the dinner.
His trip to Manchester comes four days after his wife entered the I’m A Celeb jungle and undertook a series of gruesome trials.
The Sun Online contacted Steph and a rep for Dan.
Viewers last night saw 27-year-old Jacqueline breaking down in tears after missing him and their children.
She was seen lying despondently in her camp bed, with a single tear rolling down her cheek.
The star later sobbed, admitting: “The thing is, everyone is missing their families, I just feel like it’s too soon to be crying missing your family.”
She later broke down in tears with Kate Garraway as they consoled one another about missing their kids.
Ian Wright, 56, later told the Bush Telegraph: “She misses her kids which is natural, she misses her husband, everything like that.”
The Sun Online revealed today that Dan will be flying to Australia in the wake of her teary meltdown. He told us: “I’ll be going out there though, not to go into the jungle but to support Jac.”
Steph Ledigo told The Sun Online earlier this year that there was nothing romantic going on between her and Dan after pictures of them cosied up emerged.
She said: “I would never go near a married man. It was purely professional.
“There has definitely never been anything romantic between us. He’s like a brother. I just don’t feel like that at all.”
However, she revealed she’d never met Jac and said they never talk about her, explaining: “I wouldn’t be close enough to him to talk about relationships.”