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Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley slam wedding bribe claims

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April 10, 2012 - London

Christine Bleakley has angrily denied claims that she and footballer fiance Frank Lampard tried to bribe other couples to give up their wedding venues.

The pair, both 33, are said to have offered huge amount of money to two brides and grooms to rearrange their big days so that they could grab the booking date.

"I'd never in a million years ask someone to move a wedding," the Sun quoted her as saying.

"Stuff like that makes you out to be a horrible person," she said.

Newspapers in Ireland have reported claims that Lampard gave a couple 100,000 pounds to switch their day at Galgorm Manor hotel in Co Antrim, near Bleakley's family home.

The Chelsea ace is also said to have offered to pay off another pair's mortgage if they cancelled their wedding at Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co Clare.

"One hotel even put out a story that I'd paid for an Italian restaurant to be opened in their venue because I wanted that food. I'd never get married there!" she said.

A source close to her further added that all the rumours that are circulating the pair's wedding is similar to the gossip that circulated when David and Victoria Beckham announced they were to wed.

"All these tales are just an urban myth. The same rumours circulated when David and Victoria Beckham announced they were to wed," a source said.

'Dancing On Ice' host insists she has no "concrete plans" for her special day.

"I honestly don't care whether the napkins match the colour of the bridesmaids' dresses. I just want a low-key, relaxed day surrounded by the people I love," she added.


Photo: Aleksandr Mysyakin

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